Wordful Wednesday: In Extreme Awe of Nature Once Again!

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On low tide days, our city sends our volunteers to monitor the activity in the tide pools. They are also there to keep away those humans who are likely to want to take a sea star home, an occupied shell, or some other live souvenir.

Pictured above is a shark egg case that one the volunteers showed us.  Neither one of us had ever seen one before.  We would have picked this up as something to recycle because it felt like a leathery plastic.  Here is the description from Wiki, 

"Shortly after internal fertilization, the fertilized ovum enters the partially formed egg case located in the oviduct.After the ovum enters, the rest of the egg case forms around it. Shortly after the egg case finishes developing, it is deposited outside the body; common locations include kelp forests and rocky seafloors. Egg cases are typically produced in pairs, each with one fertilized embryo inside, with the exception of a few species that produce egg cases with more than one viable embryo..."


These egg cases are shaped like an auger (where Ron's fingers are holding it).  It is the perfect attachment to rocks or plant matter, as are those curly strands to keep the embryo in place...


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

Lao Tzu

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

Vincent Van Gogh


“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”

L.Wolfe Gilbert


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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That picture captures something I have never seen before, nor known anything about!  How fascinating and delightful that you were able to experience it up close and personal!

Jun 12, 2019 01:29 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Myrl Jeffcoat I have such deep appreciation for those volunteers and their depth of knowledge.  This side of the beach is one of the state parks.  At low tide, there are times when scientists from Scripps and elsewhere are busy counting shells on rocks and are very friendly and answer questions.  A

Jun 12, 2019 02:07 PM #2
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

That's amazing. Always learning here.

Jun 12, 2019 05:11 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sharon Lee you and me both.  I never have a dull moment, and I so enjoy learning...A

Jun 12, 2019 05:19 PM #4
Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
Content Marketing Specialist

Fascinating and the fact that there is always something to learn? So priceless.

Jun 12, 2019 06:33 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alexandra.

That's anew one on me, never seen one before.  Like you, I would have treated it as a discard and thrown it away

Jun 13, 2019 12:33 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Ron and Alexandra - wow, that is really amazing.  I certainly did not know that.

Jun 13, 2019 03:08 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ron and Alexandra. Wow, I would have had no clue! Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jun 13, 2019 05:17 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No doubt, Alexandra, that nature is totally awesome... and beyond simple description with words.

Jun 13, 2019 05:29 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would not have known about this if you hadn't posted about it. Fascinating.

Jun 13, 2019 06:19 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alexandra. This is incredible. I would never ever have known this. Very interesting and the quotes are great.

Jun 13, 2019 06:43 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Who'd of thunk?  My goodness, I too would have assumed it was trash. How wonderful to learn something new - and I think it must be so worthwhile and gratifying to be able to volunteer for "beach duty." 

Jun 13, 2019 07:01 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this interesting lesson. 

Jun 13, 2019 09:32 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - I can see how this shark egg case might be mistaken for another object.  Interesting.  And another example of the many things we have yet to learn/discover. 

Jun 13, 2019 09:56 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra- that is so amazing!!! I've never heard of it and how lucky you were to be able to see it. 

Jun 16, 2019 06:44 PM #15
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