sanibel pier seashells

The last few weeks, most of the collectible shells have only been found by getting in the water with methodical toe combing skills. I like to get in the water too but my favorite way to shell is to comb the beach searching with my eyes to find something different. So I was very happy to see a nice line of shells on the beach near the Sanibel pier at Lighthouse Beach. Ahhh. Finding a few of my faves always makes me so happy. I know it doesn’t look like it but that shell to the left of the BABY EAR is a SLIPPER SHELL. It was just so long and skinny, I had to pick it up. When I get time, I’m gonna do  whole post on SLIPPER SHELLS. It’s amazing how may different ones there are.

hand full of seashells lighthouse

Clark found this gorgeous juvie TRUE TULIP. I couldnt resist snapping a photo!

orange true tulip small

It’s a good thing we were happy with our finds because we might have been green with envy thinking we missed a JUNONIA rolling around out there. It’s shocking to see so many JUNONIAS being found lately! It’s like Sanibel is having a JUNONIA-PALOOZA! Lori from Chicago has been looking for this shell since she was a little girl and she finally found it the place we were searching just a day before…. but she found it this morning at the Sanibel Pier. Congratshellations Lori! It’s a beauty!

junonia lori moss

But wait! Two days ago, Shelling Sistah Corly Brooke found one too! She found hers on Cayo Costa. You look so good in that shirt holding that JUNONIA, Corly!

corly brooke junonia

Congratshellations to both of you!

pen shells sanibel pier sky

beach combers sanibel