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Apr
22

Shellebrating Earth Day

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Beach combing on shell filled Sanibel shore line

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to breathe the salty air with a walk along the shell filled beach at the Island Inn this morning.

Seashell beach on Sanibel Island

I didn’t collect many shells today because I just wanted to hear the ocean sounds, smell the beach, feel the sea breeze and to see the amazing view. Sanibel beach with lots of shells

… And give a little thanks to Mother Earth for this paradise I call home on Earth Day.

shells on the beach with cloudy skies

I asked Lynn from Charleston, SC if she had found any treasures and she replied with “Every single shell on this beach is a treasure”.

Lynn visit Sanibel from SC to find shells

I feel the same Lynn!

purple scallops and cone shell in netted bag

John from Rhode Island plopped right now in the water and waves where he was finding all sorts of treasures. He found an amazing live purple FIGHTING CONCH that he gently put back in the water to live a healthy life after we all admired it.

John visits Sanibel from RI finds conch shell

After this little SEA STAR said “Hello” then waved “Good Bye”, the surf washed in and took her right back out to sea. Hmmm… Or maybe she was saying “Raise your hand if you Love Shelling!”

Raise you hand if you Love Shelling along with Sunny Sea Star

This OLIVE shell was playing “Hide ‘N Seek” with me.

Olive among sea shells and waves

A beautiful treasure may be right in front of you but if you don’t appreciate it when you can, it may disappear in a moment. Always keep your eye on the ball… well, in this case… the SHELL. ;) YouTube Preview Image

Apr
24

Sanibel Wishes and Memories

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sanibel shell tree

As I was shelling yesterday, I thought of all the amazing sightings I get to witness on Sanibel’s beaches. Feeling very content and fortunate, I still picked up a shell to add to this shell tree so I could make a wish.

adding to shell treee

Afterwards, I walked back to the shoreline to find a yellow ONE TOOTH SIMNIA on a golden SEA WHIP. I immediately thought of Gina from Shelabaloo 2.

yellow one tooth simnia

Then I was captured by the sight of a guy on a SUP standup paddle board against the aqua water and brilliant blue sky. I got out my video camera and started filming the peaceful sight. A DOLPHIN popped out of the water right in front of him and he “whooped” with excitement. Wow!

sup and dolphin

Finding the simple pleasures in life make wishes come true. This inspired me to make another video…. Sanibel Wishes. Open your eyes to take in whats right in front of you… then make a wish.YouTube Preview Image

I not only placed a shell on the shell tree for a wish, I also placed shells on a castle built for the memory of a shelling friend.

brett's shell memorial

There are people I meet on the beach for a brief moment but I feel I have an immediate kinship. Brett was one of those people.

ian brett jeff shellers sanibel

Sanibel wishes and memories.

brett shares sanibel shells

My thoughts are with you Ian, Jeff, Connie, John and your families.

 

Jun
24

Shelling At Low Tide Near Tarpon Beach

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low tide shelling June 2013

When the sand bars are exposed just off the shore line, it’s so much fun to see what you can find in all the nooks and crannies of the sand barely covered by water. On yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I walked quite a few beaches for the Super Moon really low tide but I didn’t get a chance to show you what the beach looked like near Tarpon Beach (closest public parking is Trost Lot off Tarpon Bay Rd). Each beach looks so different! I took a quick video to show you what I found in the shallow water in between the sand bar and the shoreline…  And you’ll see how I found the favorite shell of the day I showed you… the BROAD PAPER COCKLEAs I was walking, I saw the shape and color looked so different from the other fragments so I bent down to see what it was. Aha! YouTube Preview Image

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