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Sep
07

Sanibel Sky Is Feast For The Eyes

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low tide during Sanibel sunset

If you were outside last night in Southwest Florida, you were lucky to witness a gorgeous cool evening that started with colorful overcast September summer sky …

seashells on the beach at dusk

At Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel, there were scattered lines of common white CLAM and SCALLOP shells on the beach and in the surf… but… it was hard to look any further after seeing hundreds of MOON JELLYFISH (Aurelia aurita).

moon jelly fish Sanibel

It was a little creepy to see so many in the water and washing up on the beach since I’ve been stung before (CLICK HERE) but after the initial shock of seeing the MOON JELLY masses and remembering this one doesn’t sting humans, it was so cool to stop and see really how beautiful they are.

Moon jelly fish in Sanibel surf Aurelia aurita

Then I looked up at the sky when I turned the corner to see the Sanibel Pier.

Sunset at low tide over Sanibel pier

I found just a few minis (a few BUBBLES, juvie CONCHS, juvie OLIVES and one TINTED CANTHARUS) and as I looked up again the sky changed to lavender…

Purple sky behind drift wood branch

Then it changed to a deeper purple…

Purple Sky over Sanibel Pier

Then to orange…Yellow Sky over Sanibel Pier

Although I didn’t collect many shells… the evening was magical with a feast for the eyes.

Sanibel pier at sunset

Sanibel lighthouse at sunset

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Aug
04

Sunsets Of Sanibel Island

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watching sanibel sunset

I love the laid back days of summer on Sanibel when the big events of the day are either finding the perfect seashell while strolling the beach or watching the colors change in the kaleidoscope sky at sunset.

sanibel palm tree sunset

There’s just something about seeing the sun melt into the water on the horizon through the swaying fronds of palm trees.

sanibel sunset seven palm trees

This is what I dreamed about as a child.

florida island sunset palm tree

You were right, Eleanor Roosevelt… “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

blue sky orange sanibel sunset

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Jul
16

Colors Of Sanibel Summer Skies

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lavender sanibel sunset

 Summer skies on Sanibel are fantastic when the storm clouds quickly roll in and out changing the colors in an instant.

red sunset over sanibel

 I snapped these photos throughout Saturday and Sunday when I saw an extreme color change.

sanibel lighthouse rainbow light

I’m always in awe of Mother Nature’s paint brush.

storm cloud sanibel beach

sanibel light

sanibel beach faint rainbow

 Storm skies can be so beautiful… until the cracks of thunder make us head for shelter.

storm barnacle phils

 Then after the rain dies down and the lightning passes…. chasing the rainbow begins!

chasing sanibel rainbow

 But it fades so fast…

sanibel seashells rainbow

 But no worries, just when you least expect it, a little piece of hope pops out again.

rainbow royal palm

 

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