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BEACH PINK BLING FLORIDA

Everything seemed to be coming up pink roses while I took a walk on the south stretch of Fort Myers Beach Friday afternoon. ROSE PETAL TELLINS, ROSEATE SPOONBILL FEATHERS, AUGERS, SUNRAY VENUS CLAMS and BANDED TULIPS all had a beautiful pink tint. The beach was blushing with beauty!

low tide beach lee county florida

The last time I was on this beach I found oodles of shells but I thought it may have been because of Tropical Storm Andrea. Obviously not! I went to see my friend Stefanie on south Fort Myers Beach again but this time, she went shelling with me. She was thrilled to find a SAND DOLLAR!

stefanie sand dollar ft myers beach florida

Well, let me rephrase… she was ecstatic when she found 7 SAND DOLLARS (one broke- waaaa)! Along with the ROSE PETAL TELLINS and ROSEATE SPOONBILL FEATHERS, we found a GAUDY NATICA, a NUMEG, OLIVES, FIGHTING CONCHS, 2 SHARKS EYS and 4 KINGS CROWNS. Wow!

rose petal tellin roseate spoonbill feathers

You had to pick up each FIGHTING CONCH and KING’S CROWN to look inside to make sure nobody was home. It was fun to see lots of live shells but it  was way more fun to find an empty one to shout about. “It’s empty! Look how pretty!”

conch shell beach surf

We met Alysa and Justin visiting from Colorado…

alysia justin shelling ft myers beach

They were finding great shells too!

seashells found ft myers beach florida july

I knew we were going to have good luck anyway though. As soon as we stepped on the beach by Pointe Estero Resort we were surrounded by DRAGONFLIES. I’m not sure you can see them all in the next photo but click on the pic to enlarge it to see thousands of them. They bring good luck!

dragonflies sea oats sky

I tried to rescue one of them that got stuck in a tidal pool but not sure if she made it. She was sooooo beautiful!

beached dragonfly myers florida

Stefanie and I had a wonderful time collecting not only shells but very cool BEACH BLING. It’s a hidden gem!

Fort Myers Beach Florida seashells Point Estero

sand dollars gullwing resort ft myers beach florida

This beach reminds me so much of Lover’s Key beaches with the same types of shells but with the added bonus of SAND DOLLARS. I guess it should remind me of that beach since it’s right across the bridge from Lover’s Key State Park. If you arent staying at a resort like Gullwing or Pointe Estero, it’s a little harder to get to this beach because there is limited public parking…BUT… there are about 5 metered parking spaces about 5 blocks north on Flamingo Street. I think this is another reason why it’s such a good shelling beach- not much competition! LOL

pointe estero map

PS- Remember- Big hats and sunscreen. We only want to find pink shells and pink bling… not pink skin!

roseate spoonbill feather ft myers beach

snowy egret ft myers beach florida

Aug
02

Dragonfly Sky

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Dragonflies in the sky

 I told you about the hundreds of dragonflies that I saw over the weekend but I didn’t realize I caught so many in other photos.

hundreds of dragonflies

 I was about to delete these photos but decided to zoom in to see if more were visible.

clouds surrounding dragonfly

 Holy Moly! My new camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10) caught so much more than I thought.

close up dragonflies

I just wish you could have seen them in action. I tried to take a movie but, of course, I didn’t read the instructions manual because I assumed (yes, I know) it was just like my older Panasonic Lumix model….. it’s not. And I love it even more!

dragonfly mixed with clouds

Especially when the birds came by too. (Bring back visions of…..Auntie Em! Flying monkeys?)

dragonfly birds

 I looked up the symbolic meaning of dragonflies. It is said in some Native American beliefs that dragonflies are a symbol of renewal after a time of great hardship.

dragonfly palm frond

Yes. I’ve got a little Cherokee in me (spiced with freckles) so I’m sending you all renewing dragonfly wishes.

Dragonfly sky

 ….and for you Roxanne….

Dragonfly on the beach

 

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