Sanibel’s Blind Pass has been so much fun the past week with high winds from the west pushing in the seashells.
I’ve met so many nice shellers enjoying every minute of their seashell treasure hunting.,,like Patty (VA) who found a nice piece of JUNONIA!
She and her friend Cindy (MD) said they met so many cool shellers too and were thrilled with all their finds.
Some of the shellers they got to meet were Kathy and Paul (Utah) who are back in town. In my post Junonia Necklace I showed Kathy with her wire wrapped JUNONIA she made. I’m sure she gave Patty a few tips on making her JUNONIA piece into a beautiful necklace as well. Here they are again!
They found some beauties. Two gorgeous SHARK’S EYES, their TRUE TULIP had amazing color and I wish you could see how purple their APPLE MUREX was in person.
Kristy and Dave (MN) found some spectacular goodies as well.
Look how dark those KINGS CROWNS are… and with nice spines! I know, the ALPHABET CONE ain’t so bad either, huh?
Kathy (NY) was working that shell “backhoe” nonstop.
She put back quite a few live FIGHTING CONCHS but eventually found a few empty ones she could add to her shell bag.
I saved the best shellers for last. Now how cute are these little girls! Sisters Maddie and Gillian from Ontario were so excited about their seashells they collected and identified each of them by name.
Maddie told me that earlier in the week she saw a SEAHORSE on the beach that had lost his breath so she put him in the water to see him come to life again. She saved a SEAHORSE like Carol in my Saving A Sanibel Sea Horse post! They are so special so good job Maddie! Here are some of the shells she and Gillian had just found…
The shelling should still be really good the rest of the week so don’t worry if you are coming in for the weekend. Happy shelling!
What beauties! I just knew that the storm that hit the coast would bring in some beautiful shells. :-) Great, beautiful piece of Junonia and those Kings Crowns are just spectacular! Cannot wait to show the kids after school!
Happy shelling. :-)
Very nice finds!!! It looks like the shelling is better now than when we were there in March, west winds make all the difference. Keep the photos coming. They’re what gets me thru until we are there again next year.
Great post! Which camera? Photos look great!
Beautiful pictures! I was expecting that the storms would bring in some nice shells. Glad to see that is happening.
Lovely photos, especially the first one, the sunset.
AWESOME!!!!! Thanks, Pam! You’re the best. Can’t wait to see the next posts.
Hubby and I will be there on May 9. Our fourth trip but we never have been to Blind Pass!! Will definately be shelling there this trip!! Love the blog!
Looks beautiful.Lucky sheller’s for sure.
Keep the west winds coming. We’ll be there very soon.
John & Kathie, Southlake, TX
Flying out from California on a red eye tonight…….so excited!! Thanks for all the tips Pam!!
so excited that we are going to be there in 2 days! Pam, Thank you so much for your blog.
We’re back in TN – stayed one extra day (Sunday) and went to the lighthouse – oh my….I couldn’t believe it – two – TWO – baby’s ears!!!! And, there were two live humongous (probably 1 foot long) in the surf near the trees – and some live whelks. But I found several nice smaller whelks that were empty, a tulip or two, a fig, and lots of dosinia pairs – enough to make a beautiful mirror! I was like a kid in a toy store, digging through that “bone pile” in the trees….and around those “green cement blocks in the surf….
Sorry we missed Blind Pass those last few days after the storm, but at least we had a wonderful last day! I shed a tear or two at those two baby’s ears – 5 feet apart!
Here’s hoping our property and/or house sells soon so we can get back down to Sanibel for good!!!! Great to meet you, Pam.
PS – Of course, I left those live shells to enjoy life – showed them to some kids, and then put them back. I’ll have to be satisfied with that tiny orange one you took a picture of earlier! Johnnie
I love the photos; are they from your new camera or the Panasonic?
These are all from my old friend Panasonic….it’s so reliable.
Love all the pictures. We coming down on 5/4 can’t wait to hit the beach and look for treasures. Hope to see you Pam on the beach looking to get one of your tee shirts this trip.
In the old days, we could only look at an eclipse through a pinhole in a piece of cardboard… never look at it directly! But, the beauty of Sanibel can, in fact, be viewed directly… through your eyes, your pictures and your videos. I hope you know how much pleasure you bring to all of us who aren’t fortunate enough to call Sanibel our home. You are our pinhole… our way of seeing the wonder of Sanibel… its beauty and grace. Your passion for your environs is quite clear and reflects to all of us how meaningful it is to preserve what’s left of our natural, unspoiled environment. You make a more meaningful contribution to our collective awareness than you might imagine. Thank you!
John & Kathie, Southlake, TX
Looks like fine shelling for all. I love those kings crown. Ive never found one of those. Great photos. Are we using the new camera?
Pam, yes, very beautiful photos. Myself and five friends since high school are coming to Blind Pass on Fri. aft. thru Mon. morning. This year marks 40 years of us being friends. For many years, we came to the Castaways every Memorial weekend to shell. We all really enjoy your site and beautiful photos and videos. I sure hope that we’ll run into you on the beach!
Thanks so much for your wonderful blog! I discovered it a few months ago and have been a daily reader ever since. I grew up in Ft. Myers and have been an avid sheller all my life. Unfortunately, I now live in Dallas, but I’m working on finding a way to move back to Florida soon! My parents live in Ft. Myers, so I at least get to visit Sanibel often, but I keep my shell collection in Dallas with me and console myself with making shell crafts to put all over my apartment! :)