Some of the shells of late are old/seasoned and are either rust color or black. I prefer the original colors but like you and me, each shell has a beauty all its own no matter the color!
Flying gizmo over pirate ship
Found this odd looking thing and though it was a tooth but the experts say it's a crab claw
Spend most the weekend hanging out at the state park watching the beach restoration (see prvious post) and found a few shells here and there