Archive for Sunsets

May
21

Shellsational Sunsets at Blind Pass Sanibel

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Conchs clams and scallop shells

As the tide was rushing out of Sanibel’s Blind Pass channel, there were little pockets of semi-buried shells in the sand along the shoreline covered by only 3 inches of water. That’s where the treasures were last night just before sunset. My fave of the evening was that beautiful baby BITTERSWEET in the ARK ing the photo above. Love it!

Sanibel sunset beach finds

Karen and Mark (New Jersey) discovered some of those shell pockets too.

 

Karen and Mark visit Sanibel for shells from New Jersey

They were happy to find some empty shell treasures of their own.

Karens shells found on Sanibel
We all had to be very careful to look inside each shell to make sure there wasn’t a critter living inside of the shell like this teenie tiny HERMIT CRAB I quickly put back in the water after I snapped a photo…

hermit crab inside apple murex Sanibel

This was an even more exciting find… a nice size live healthy LIGHTNING WHELK that I put back in the water exactly how I found it.

Live lightning whelk at Blind Pass Sanibel

The GULF OF MEXICO is alive with beautiful sea creatures living close to shore like these MOLLUSKS, CRABS and this cutie SEA STAR too…

Live starfish stuck on encrusted pen shell Sanibel

And to top it all off there was a shellsational sunset to end a great day.

Sunset with shells at Blind Pass Sanibel

May
15

Seashells And The Gulf Of Mexico

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Island Inn Sanibel's beach of sea shellsIsland Inn Sanibel's beach of sea shells

After meeting with some friends at Island Inn Sanibel, I stepped out on their beach to watch sunset… spectacsheller.

Seashells, waves and golden sky

Even the RUDDY TURNSTONES were enjoying the seashells and the warm gentle waves of the Gulf Of Mexico.

Sanibel bird Ruddy Turnstone among seashells

It still takes my breath away to look at this view.

best beach in the world

Espeshelly when I find a hidden treasure.

Lettered olive seashell on Sanibel shell pile

Ahhhh…. can’t you just picture yourself doing that Sanibel Stoop?

Sanibel stoop at sunset

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May
05

Sanibel Sunsets and Seashells

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sunset over sanibel sea shells

The sunsets this week have been abshellutely breathtaking!

Sanibel sunset shells at Blind Pass

The shelling hasn’t been so bad either.

orange and yellow seashells

I ran into my friend Liddy at Blind Pass on the beach shelling the other night.

Liddy with Sanibel seashell

Omigosh- She picked up the prettiest little orange RIBBED CANTHARUS.

orange ribbed cantharus

Clark’s faves were an ALPHABET CONE and a FLORIDA CONE.

alphabet and florida cone sanibel

Riley from Cape Coral was happy watching a live LIGHTNING WHELK. I love to see beach curiosity.

Boy with a seashell on Sanibel island
Night after night over the past week, we’ve seen the sun setting over beautiful shells on the beach.

Beach combing at Sunset on Sanibel Island Florida

You bet your bottom DOLLAR, I’ll be out there again this week to see another exshellent sunset.

Sand dollar in the Sanibel sunset

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