Today's Wonder of the World is...the Pearl!
Flickr photo by GlossyRock
Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! Hooray for the lowly mollusk, which, when a parasite or bit of pesky organic matter sneaks inside its shell and irritates it to death, creates a pearl to seal it off!
Hmm. I wonder if we could apply that concept to other more human like irritants?
It's something to ponder.
But back to pearls...
Flickr photo by Melinda van den Brink
Eww. A little gross there. But I could sink my fingers into all that gushiness if it would get me some pretty pearls around my neck.
Almost all pearls in jewelry today come from pearl farms, like this one.
Flickr photo by cocodaikos
Not a bad place to work, I think.
Unless you were the poor guy that had to pry open the giant clam that birthed this baby.
Wearing a string of pearls like that one might land you in the hospital.
I think I prefer these.
Flickr photo by thelewisfoti
Wait! Those aren't strings of pearls, though they are every bit as lovely.
How about this one?
Flickr photo by Epiclectic
I bet you know the song, even though you might not recognize the title. Hop over here and I'll prove it to you.
I also love this string of pearls.
Flickr photo by mythlady
The string of pearls plant! Isn't it interesting?
Just wait until you see the flower!
Flickr photo by joeysplanting
Freaky! I think Dr. Seuss invented it.
Speaking of wacky pearls, how about this one...
Howww-deeee! It's Minnie Pearl!
Mmm. That chicken looks tasty.
I'd sure love to sit down with a drumstick and a good book.
(What? Everything goes great with fried chicken.)
Have you read Girl With A Pearl Earring? I read it several years ago and loved it.
That photo of the cover, though, really doesn't give the painting justice. Here, take another look.
Vermeer's colors are more intense.
Here's another amazing pearl.
I love anything by Steinbeck. How about you?
I also love anything by this Pearl.
(If you're in a rush, Ms. Bailey starts to sing at the one minute mark. I LOVE the way she cleans house!)
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all! I hope you have a pearl of a day!