We headed to the beach after a nice, well needed rain shower on Tuesday evening. When we started walking down the path to the beach, the sky seemed to get a strange yellowish tint …….then the rainbow. But wait…..a double rainbow!
As I took a picture of this live LIGHTNING WHELK (for you Barbara!), a man out of nowhere plops an even bigger live whelk right beside it. It looks like I staged those 2 whelks in the first picture but that’s exactly how he put it down…..perfect! Not 5 seconds later, a sweet little girl came running over to see those 2 whelks. Her grandparents Janice and Ted saw that I was photographing the shells and told her to leave them alone………I felt like I was in slow motion…..snapping away and telling them Kayleigh (from yesterday’s post Cherub Under the Rainbow) was quite alright if it was okay if I photographed her. She is aaaddorrraable! A little seashell cherub has come to inspect the whelks to make sure they are happy and healthy.
This one is MY little seashell cherub under the rainbow…….teehee
Wonderful pictures as always!! Thanks for sharing!
Very Nice Photos, Keep them coming!
Wow! I’ve always loved your pictures, but WOW you got some GREAT shots this time. Soooo jealous!! ; )
Simply put: those pictures are just beautiful!
Pam, I absolutely LOVE the whelk photograph. Would you mind if I copied and saved it to my photos…..? I love it and would like to have it in my photo library. Thanks!!
Sure, you can put in on your computer for your own personal pleasure. I just don’t want my photos to be professionally copied or used- I reserve all rights. Please understand that I don’t get paid to do this blog- it’s a passion. I’m an artist and my blog is one of my canvases, therefor it’s my artwork and it’s copyrighted. Thank you so much for asking, Lori.
What a magical evening! Having all those elements fall into place just so….a gift to you…and to us!
The pics are great!! I’m not sure which I like the best – they all succeed in making me want to be at Sanibel RIGHT NOW!
I can’t wait for your e-mail to see what surprise you have for all of us. Double rainbow, lightening whelks, wow!
Thanks for taking me to Sanibel today when it’s soooooo hot and muggy here in Arkansas.
your pictures are getting better and better….and the little girl is uber sweet!
we need a tabletop book, maybe a 2010′ i love shelling picture book
Being a freelance photographer myself, I SO totally understand your wanting your images to be used for only personal use. SO GET IT!!
And I have to say these, are superb….that first one of the shells under the rainbow are awesome! You should really submit it to some type of publication or contest. Great composition!!
YEAH WELKS! Thanks Pam…They look huge, how big were they? They looks gorgeous under the rainbow. Thanks again!
Thank you, Pam, for the “trip” to Sanibel Island today; I’m standing in the water and can feel the breeze on my face. Now I know that there truly is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! :)
Thanks for sharing those fantastic photos of your little cherub and those rainbows. The whelks were the frosting on the cake!
Look forward every day to see what is in store for our viewing pleasure. They will have to do till October.
These area all wonderful photos!!! You do have a great eye for JUST THE RIGHT PHOTO!!! I do enjoy them all!!! Thanks!!! Dovie
Great photos …. agree wholeheartedly with Dovie, you do have a great eye for just the right photo!
I have enjoyed my I Love Shelling emails each day. I do not want the summer to pass, but I can hardly wait until September to go to Sanibel. Can you suggest a good book on shelling that woud help me in my adventure? Thank you for sharing.
Pam! This whole series is gorgeous~the colors are fabulous!
You are too much! Such beauty right under our noses…leave it to you to find it and share with us!!
Heaven on Earth, captured with your camera. We truly live in paradise! Thank you so much for sharing your photos.
I see a rainbow notecard series here. Really really lovely.
Your photos are so pretty, you have a knack for photography and great luck at shells :) Thank you for posting them, I love rainbow photos, you don’t see many of those.
I was lucky enough to see that Rainbow in person! Great photos Pam!
Oh, that Beach Path to the Rainbow and that Snowy Egret Under the Rainbow are teriffic!! What wonderful photos!!! Best Wishes, Dovie
Pam, you’re photos are incredible!! Great site!! I finally have a honest to god computer so I can look at your site more often!! Great work, It makes me want to start shelling!!! will you take me?!
Congrats on your computer, Pat! I can’t wait for the day that I can call you a sheller…..maybe even painting shells in the future? heehee