I'm tied down with housework and cooking today, so haven't ventured into the wild world except to go grocery shopping....but that's another story.
As I spun on my office chair, I caught a flash of pearly light from the Paua shell which my dear friend, Diana, brought me from her New Zealand home. After waiting patiently for my camera battery to recharge, I was able to photograph it, though of course the light had changed by then. How Monet.
Here is a link to a video of paua, a type of abalone, in its natural habitat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx877AR1Jzg&feature=related