I went hunting dragons on a beach late at night.
To scare off the kelpies, I rattled a bucket of shells.
I saw the ghost of Oyster Rock, but sadly, no dragons.
Then I discovered a cave I had never seen before.
Inside the cave I found a natural bridge.
Moss hung from the bottom of the bridge.
The walls of the cave were pearly, blue coral,
and smooth, white crystal.
I went through a door that looked like ogre teeth,
and found the stone house of a dwarf.
There were two gem stones – one red one blue – that looked like eyes.
Was the dwarf watching me?
I kept going and found what looked like a piece of egg-shell tangled in moss.
I looked more carefully and found many more.
Something was hiding in the moss – a baby dragon?
It was then that I noticed the wall was scaly.
The mother dragon was sitting on her nest.
She was huge.
One of her leathery wings shifted slightly . . .
I ran from the cave as quietly as could be.
Then I picked up the cave and took it home with me.
The mouth of the cave.
I was really exploring seashells with a digital camera that photographs tiny things.
My bucket of sea shells #1 was just a bunch of tiny shells inside a bigger shell.
What you have seen are formations within a sea shell.
All except the first three pictures were taken inside the ancient, broken conch.
If you liked this magical adventure, next time, I will explore something else!
These photos are mine – NO – I did not steal them from you.