Jan 20, 00:13
SUPER RARE Megamouth shark jaws we acquired on our journey are finally on the website FOR SALE, details here! (The "rarest jaws on the planet" according to Discover Channel). http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Shark_Jaws_Page_9.htm
Jan 17, 02:31
Here's the stacked trays ready for photography: cave bear bones & teeth & jaws, gator teeth, rough opal, septarian slices, trilobites, gator jawbone knives, Also a Tupperware tub of ancient New Zealand Kauri amber (they call it "gum") Also not shown: gator skulls & feet, and another 5 gallon bucket of gator teeth And 4 pounds of chip opal to process for sale New tagua carvings from Ecuador 100 pounds of mammoth ivory (going to our carver in Bali)
Jan 17, 02:23
Our package from Bali finally arrived! It's like Christmas! Kopi Luwak coffee gift for Heidi. Beautiful antler and bone carvings galore. Note all the mako and tiger shark teeth in Glenn's arms. Carvings of octopus, turtle, owls, mammoths, elk. Wow.
Jan 15, 19:51
New necklace beads acquired this past week: synthetic moonstone beads that shine from within like nothing I've ever seen. SO cool.
Jan 05, 17:50
WE'RE BACK! We returned from our 11 week + 2 day walkabout to Australia, Tasmania, Bruni Island, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Honolulu (Oahu), back to Los Angeles, then to San Antonio, then we drove from San Antonio to Louisiana, drove to Georgia to visit a teacher friend, then back home to South Carolina. Here is some of the 100 pounds of woolly mammoth tusk ivory we acquired. We have SO many things to share from the trip, internet was poor most of the time so my plans to post often were thwarted. So we'll try to make up for it over the next weeks with frequent postings of cool stuff and cool places we saw.
Dec 16, 06:40
Food images from the Night Market in Udon-Thani in Thailand a week ago. Fried worms and beetles (no I didn't try them), cute kiddie pancakes on a stick, colorful gel fruits, snails in the shells, bottled sweet corn juice (who thought of this, great idea?), and Glenn with twirlie deep fried potatoes (made with apple peeler) on a stick, and chicken on a stick. Yum!
Nov 21, 08:17
NEW ZEALAND; We landed in Auckland, and headed straight north to see the biggest tree in New Zealand, named "Tane Mahuta", a Kauri wood only found here. (Measures 51.5 meters high, 13.8 meters in girth). Amazing tree. Stopped at the Kauri Museum near Dargoville where they have a priceless collection of Kauri wood carvings and also "gum" (young amber dating to 40,000 years ago) from the trees. Here I am inside a Kauri tree in one photo in the museum. Also a photo of a lazy susan made from 30,000 year old swamp logs of Kauri tree that were felled by an ancient tsunami, photo taken in a wood carver's shop north of Dargoville. Here next to another wood carving gallery is a stash of deadfall Kauri wood which will be used for carving (it is now a protected tree). Finally, a funny "Kumara" advertising a local sweet potato that grows well on the North Island of New Zealand. Yes, we were on the North Island in Rotorua when the quake hit Christchurch, and we felt it. But we were two hour's drive away from the South Island's northern border, and Christchurch is halfway down the South Island, on the East Coast so the effect was just some movement in the middle of the night. We grieve for the continued losses there, as the seismic activity continues.
Nov 06, 01:20
Update: Brisbane (Australia). We walked the full length of the "Queen Street Mall" which is famous in Brisbane city center. City workers put dish soap in the fountains once a day which creates foam which, on a windy day, blows out of the fountain and makes everyone laugh, which is what you can see in the background in this photo. Also see the "Pie Face" store - which is not what you think. Pies here are little individual hot pies with different meats and/or vegetables. They also have many kinds of sandwiches, pastries and sweets. They are all very good. There are bakeries everywhere here on the level with the best French patisseries, and we have yet to have a bad cup of coffee. You will never see a "pot of black coffee" anywhere in Australia, it is always the Expresso machine coffee. Heaven. Yesterday we went to a Koala Sanctuary outside of Brisbane. I got to hold two different koalas which was really special, as well as hand feeding kangaroos which was a first x 2. So far we've had a great trip to Melbourne, Tasmania, Bruny Island, driving from Melbourne to Sydney, flying to Brisbane.
Oct 27, 10:48
We took the "Penguin Tour" of the smallest penguins there are, the "little blues" in Bicheno, Tasmania 3 days ago. Experienced marine biologist explained how the penguin parents (there are 600 in this rookery) return from the ocean each night to feed their chicks in their burrows (one parent remains behind with the chicks). No photos allowed, so these were provided to us. What a special experience!
Oct 27, 10:39
Visit to Natureland (North of Bicheno, Tasmania) a few days ago. A mob of kangaroos at feeding time, lots of Tasmanian devils (also feeding time), and Heidi even got to pet a wombat. The dedicated biologist spent a lot of time explaining the behavior of these animals and much more. What a bucket list checked off!
Oct 21, 11:12
My photo taken from a helicopter over the 12 Apostles off the southern coast of Australia last week. Wow, what a bucket list check-off.
Oct 10, 00:51
V-801 Genuine 10,000 year old Mammoth tooth slice, made into a pendant. (Petite) Arrow head shaped Pendant is a stunning black, blue, brown & tan color; back side is all tan as it is a doublet; 1-1/4" long x 7/8" wide x 1/8" thick; Necklace 20" long, 4 mm round black onyx beads, gold tone barrel twist closure; PRICE: $135 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Necklaces_Page_8.htm
Oct 09, 14:56
Nest of baby dinosaurs and babysitter found in China: http://www.geologyin.com/2014/12/paleontologists-describe-possible.html
Oct 08, 17:05
Lemon shark nursery found off the coast of Miami Florida: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/10/06/Man-discovers-lemon-shark-nursery-in-South-Florida-waters/4701475777351/
Oct 06, 00:56
R500-1 MAGNETITE (pure, genuine) from the CONFEDERATE GOLD MINE A working gold mine located in South Carolina Magnetic black sand byproduct from gold mining Magnetite is a mineral and one of the main iron ores. It is magnetic, and has homeopathic properties. Glass vial, twist top with Confederate Mining Company logo is 2-1/2" tall x 1/2" diameter; Weight: 1 ounce PRICE $9 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Rocks_Page_5.htm
Oct 05, 04:26
A new extinct species related to Megalodon is now being identified: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/10/03/Study-reveals-new-extinct-species-of-giant-shark/1841475516081/
Oct 04, 00:14
SAF-10 WILD BOAR Head/neck mount MEASURES 22-1/2" off the wall, 11" wide x 16" tall TUSKS: Lower R 2-1/4", Lower L 2-3/8"; Upper R 1-3/4"; Upper L 1-1/2" Approx 20 lbs; Taken in Estill, SC in 2008 For 200 years, hogs were brought to South Carolina by early settlers and eventually escaped adding to the wild population. In the 1930′s Russian Boar were introduced in to the wild of South Carolina so today, most hogs have a Russian Boar influence. Today it is estimated that South Carolina has well over 100,000 hogs running wild. PRICE: $740 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Safari_Animal_Mounts.htm
Oct 01, 19:17
TNE-ZEB-227A: TAGUA NUT carving from Ecuador, called "elephant friendly" because it resembles ivory but is a renewable nut resource. Zebra sitting is 2-1/2" long x 1-7/16" wide x 2-3/8" tall; PRICE: $43 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Tagua_Nut_Page_2.htm
Sep 30, 16:07
We had a Bon Voyage party for Mr. and Mrs. Cave Bear last Saturday for friends and service people to take last photos before we packed them down for shipment to the collector in Australia who purchased them. We had 20 people stop in, it was a fun day. We had plenty of help packing them down into wooden crates Sunday and Monday, shipped via Fedex Tuesday, they are on their way! We will fly to Australia to put them back together for the collector in his home.
Sep 30, 01:00
VH-2 VINTAGE Large fan shaped style HAIR COMB MANTILLA with floral leaf design across the fan. Black front/clear back. 5 tines. Measures 7" tall x 6-1/4" wide (linear). Perfect, no damage. Art Deco, Art Nouveau/Spanish style Mantilla AGE: Circa 1930-1940 Material: Celluloid PRICE; $89 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Vintage_Jewelry.htm
Sep 29, 02:42
AK-TOOTH-31 Large Sea lion tooth. Measures 4-1/16" long (measured over the curve of the tooth) x 1-1/2" tall x 1-1/2" wide. Walrus etched on one side. Signed "J.A." for Julius Alowa (no longer carving). PRICE: $385 http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Alaska_Page_3.htm