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Collections

I collect things from the places I visit. Rocks, sea shells, leaves, bones. These things help give me a tactile recollection of a place and time that I can’t get from a photograph. Also I just like the process of hunting for interesting little specimens, admiring them, and showing my friends.

This box is temporary storage for some of my collections:

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The tiniest shells:

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Some of the most interesting things have been found at Revere Beach. Is this a human vertebrae?

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This case is displayed on the wall and holds my favorite collection, from a road trip through Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. Unfortunately I didn’t keep track of which things came from where, so when I went to put them in this case they were all jumbled up together and I couldn’t separate them out. The ones I do know are the weird pine cone and tree bark is from the Grand Canyon, the chalky white stones are from Yellowstone, and the chalky pink stones are from Bryce Canyon.

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The gray thing here is a dinosaur bone! I got it for free with a coupon from a rock and fossil shop in Moab, Utah:

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What do you collect?

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