Breathtaking. This is what I love about low tide shelling on the evenings of spring and summer. The reflections from the backdrop of dramatic skies on the shallow water from the receding tide is magnificent.
This is where colors can change in an instant with a splash of yellow or pink.
It gets even better to mix in a few seashells and….
My favorite addition to any beautiful sky background would be …… Shelling Sistahs!!! Jean, Anna and Linda drove down from Ohio to spend time relaxing on Sanibel and to hunt for WENTLETRAPS. Okay, maybe not just wentles…. any and every beach treasure they can find!
We all found plenty of minis in the surf just about the same way as I showed in my video yesterday (Seashells In The Surf).
Darcy and Mary (MN) were finding a few nice FIGHTING CONCHS and a nice size APPLE MUREX.
I saw a very cool live LETTERED OLIVE making a curly q track in the wet sand…
I got a little closer look at the OLIVE to see its siphon pop out. When an OLIVE buries itself, it uses the siphon as sort of a snorkel. I’m so good with technical terms aren’t I? Ha! NOT!
Wow, take a look at this…..
We always love to see live, healthy shells and hope they breed, breed, breed more beauties. But we also like to see empty ones…..
I found a TURRID shell on Sunday night that I posted in the first picture yesterday but I didn’t name it because I tried to take a close up photo but it just didn’t show properly. Low and behold, I found another one last night (the one on the left) so I can show you what a TURRID shell looks like.
Super Sheller Clark and I started making our way back to the parking lot…..
to find (you’re gonna love this!) Linda, Anna and Jean’s car driven all the way from Ohio…..