beach umbrella in shells

I have been a shelling maniac the last few months. Sanibel and Captiva have been bustling this season with visitors (and locals too) enjoying this beautiful weather and the good shelling so I didn’t miss a minute of it. I needed to catch up a little since my house and shells were getting out of control. So I took a few days for cleaning and organizing the garage where my shells are, doing the laundry and cleaning up shell photos on my computer.  Ssssccccrrraaaaatch … BOORRRRING! I had to get back to the beach!

shells on the sanibel seashore

I went to Blind Pass on the Sanibel side to see the changes and if the shelling was picking up.

conchs welks blue gulf

I found a few FIGHTING CONCHS and a LIGHTNING WHELK right away!

Girl on beach with shell

Cutie Hannah from Germany showed me up big time with her perfect nice size SHARK’S EYE.

Girl with sharks eye shell

See? Gorgeous!

Captiva jetty shells

I ran over to the Captiva side to find the shell pile from over a week ago is still there and still giving.

woman with shells on beach

Angela (Englewood, FL) was collecting KITTENS PAWS and other small shells for her daughter in Atlanta who is a biology school teacher.  Her kids are going to have fun summer camp projects!

family shelling

So, I told you I was doing a little cleaning and a little laundry, right? Well, these are mighty clean shells…….. from the dryer. Sound familiar?

dryer shells