Archive for April, 2010


Painted Shells

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Painted seashell by Iniyaal of art, beauty and society

Now we know what we can do with all of those bleached out SUNRAY VENUS CLAMS, COCKLES, large SCALLOPS and the rest of those shells that are plentiful on our beaches. Paint them like Iniyaal of  Art, Beauty and Society does! I was so excited to see this on one of my favorite blogs I follow Completely Coastal – I had to share. You have to see the CLAMS Maya found on Daily Vitamin Sea for Christmas ornaments as well. I get so much inspiration from women like this.

“Seashells are one of nature’s most fascinating creations. Their colours, sizes, shapes and textures are so perfect that every shell is a piece of art, exquisitely perfect in all details.”      Quote by Iniyaal of Art, Beauty and Society

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Signs for Good Shelling

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Diane (Jacksonville, FL)

Diane told me she had a great day finding WHELK and OLIVES at Blind pass on Wednesday but was still excited that she found a JUNONIA on the beach in front of Jensen’s on the Gulf this past October.

Mary (Warsaw, VA)

Mary found 4 ALPHABET CONES in the surf in front of Sanibel Inn this week and she was at Blind Pass on Tuesday when the waves were filled with shells and piling up on the beach.

Mary and Dick's loot for the day

Mary and Dick sent this picture of the shells they found yesterday at the lighthouse (look at all of those WENTLETRAPS!). Mary said they should have updated the photo because their best find was a 4″ TRUE TULIP. The shelling is finally really good again with the wind change so let’s keep our fingers crossed for this weekend.

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When Dolphins Attack! (video)

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I’ve talked about those crazy DOLPHINS at the lighthouse beach on Sanibel but I finally got some good video of them speeding through the water to catch their meal of tiny fish (ok, I’m assuming “tiny fish” since the water wasn’t as clear as it was last week). At first they looked like sharks with only their dorsal fin showing above water but no doubt, they are dolphins. You’ll see how close they got to Rob visiting from New Hampshire. He got great pictures of his family just several feet from a dolphin. We were out there filming this about 7pm last night at a very low tide and full moon.

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Dolphin at Sanibel lighthouse

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