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Ammonite Birthday Plaque

June 11, 2012

kaw

This is a glass mosaic wall plaque for outside, too big to be on a table really at 14″ diameter. It’s for my Dad who is 75 today, and by trade a geologist. Ammonites look lovely as fossils, well they are only fossils now as they are extinct poor dears, but millions of years ago there were more than millions of them swilling around in the sea, so now they are dead common as fossils. They were cephalopods, which means both head and feet stick out of the same place, and are quite like modern day Nautiluses. This is a picture of a living one. Anyway, well done to them, they have achieved immortality in every fossil shop you ever go in. It’s a rainy rainy day here – so the picture looks a bit dull, and the round cut sea bubbles around the creature are more blue green in real life – I’ll take another picture when it’s hung on a sunny day.

Happy Birthday Dad!

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