Saturday, October 24, 2009

She Sees Sea Shells by the Shore Parkway

Took this photo on the bike path that runs along the Shore-Belt Parkway, somewhere between the Riis Park and Jamaica Bay exits.

Check it out: the roadway's gone white with broken clamshells.

I think the detritus tells me this: I'm in the vicinity of a tidal flat that still has clams in some abundance (wouldn't that be nice?) and the seagulls like to come drop them here.

Maybe the bike path is a perfect shell-breaking surface—and you can eat without getting run over!

Makes me think about the good old days of New York, when the streets were paved with oyster shells.

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