i bought this shell off a lady
the cultural centre for the Garinfuna
near Punta Gorda
they do their dances, show us how
they make casava bread
and sell a few of their 'wares'
a lady sat behind the table
looking so hopeful that i would buy some of her jewelry
i don't need any more jewelry
heck, i don't need this shell.
but truly it is the best speciman that i have ever seen
and some of you know that I am a serious shell lover.
the detail along the edge is flawless
i think probably some fisherman found it..
it has that fresh from the sea look to it!
she wanted 40L for the shell
which is about 2.00
I gave her 100 L
"keep the change.. for you.. my dear."
she reached up, embraced me fully and kissed my cheek.
it is one of the many things i love about the people here
they know how to express gratitude.
i just smiled and said, you deserve it and more.
then she smiled and said.
God bless you.
I said He does .. and you too hon.
by the way,
i shot this without my flash and used
the tripod that Bob's Mom got me for Christmas last year
i need to get in the habit of using it more.
especially in low light situations...
it works so well.