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Giving Thanks

Posted by on Nov 27, 2009 in Birds, North Captiva, Olive, Sand Dollar, Sunray Venus, Urchin, Useppa Island, White Pelican, Worm Shell | 0 comments

Jeff and Tiia

Jeff and Tiia

Our friends Jeff and Tiia came over from Miami to join us for Thanksgiving along with our other good friends Libby and Michael to do a little shelling. Since we had the beach on North Captiva to ourselves, we had no trouble finding the best shells. Although we didn’t find big piles of shells, there was a string of them along the shoreline. Tiia found SAND DOLLARS (she’s showing a few in the photo), SUNRAY VENUSES, LETTERED OLIVES, and lots of URCHINS. Jeff and Clark found some nice WORM SHELLS.

Shelling was the perfect way to burn off some of our incredible feast on Useppa Island where we pigged out on oysters, crab, shrimp, turkey, stuffing, gravy…..all of the fixins, plus the most fantastic bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin pie you could imagine (don’t worry, Mom- yours is still my favorite).

Libby and Michael

Libby and Michael

Libby found SAND DOLLARS too but she found something even more amazing. After a 10 to 15 minute walk down the beach she got some photographs of the WHITE PELICANS that come to spend the winter in Southwest Florida and this is one of the favorite spots to hang out.

I’m thankful that I got to spend this special day with special friends.

Enjoy some of the scenery that we got to see today thanks to Libby’s great photography below.

white pelicans in flight

White pelicans in flight     Photo by Libby McMillan

white pelicans on a bar

White pelicans on a bar     Photo by Libby McMillan

Libby's sand dollar

Libby’s sand dollar

North Cap shells

North Cap shells

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