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Nov
07

Shellicious Shelling

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Sunrise shelling on Sanibel

Sunrise shelling on Sanibel

This is a rare photo.  I can’t help it- I’m just not a morning gal so I rarely get to the beach to see sunrise. I know, I’m not your usual sheller but this isn’t your usual shelling day either. Colder temperatures (low fifties this morning), high winds, new moon and very low tide make for excellent shelling so I couldn’t resist being an early bird (ok, the time change helped). So check out all of the early bird specials!

Beach combing shell bucket

Molly and Jill's shelling bucket of goodies

Horse conch, true tulip, moon snail

Molly and Jill's horse conch, moon snail and true tulip

Molly and Jill had to share a bucket since they were finding so many fantastic shells. I was so tickled that Molly told me that she follows my blog (!) and before they went to the lighthouse yesterday, she made Jill watch my WENTLETRAP VIDEO so she would know what to look for. She called it “Finding Wentletraps 101″.  ;)

Beachcombers low tide

Molly and Jill (Michigan)

Heart Urchins

Heart Urchins found by Molly and Jill

Long-spined Urchin

Long-spined Urchin

Alphabet cone Leisa

Leisa's Alphabet cone

Beach comber low tide

Leisa (Greenville, SC)

Another blog buddy, Leisa! She is another shelling sister that has contributed to iLoveShelling with her comments. She was filling up her bucket with TULIPS (BANDED and TRUE), LIGHTNING WHELKS, OLIVES, CONCHS and of course this shellicious ALPHABET CONE.

Live true tulip

Live true tulip

This was the 4th huge live TRUE TULIP I saw this weekend. Leisa found one too.

Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

I met a boy named Dale that showed me this PUFFER FISH. Thank you Mr. Puffer Fish for the pretty pose for my photo. Oh, and Happy Birthday, Dale!

Serpent Starfish

Serpent Starfish

Look how long these arms are on this SERPENT STARFISH! Carol showed this starfish to me and also gave me one of her California SAND DOLLARS that she packages and gives away while she is in Sanibel. Thank you, Carol, I love it!

Beachcomber Carol

Beachcomber Carol

Sunrise low tide beach Sanibel

Low tide Sanibel beach at Sunrise near Holiday Inn

Sunrise on Sanibel

Sunrise on Sanibel