sanibel seashells lighthouse april 2013

My favorite time to shell is in the warm evenings when the receding low tide seems to expose a mile of undiscovered beach…

low tide Sanibel shells

Whichever way you walk, you know will be the right way…

sanibel stoop low tide east end


When treasures are half buried but you see just enough of a clue to know you’ve found something special…

nutmeg seashell sanibel low tide

When there are live creatures trying to camouflage themselves until they can make it back under the sand like this tiny baby SAND DOLLAR…

Live baby sand dollar

When the sky glows like a bon fire just before the sun sinks behind the horizon.

Sanibel Fishing pier sunset april


There were quite a few shells half buried all along the Lighthouse Beach (like the NUTMEG) but if you walk west on the gulf side this week in the evening you will see oodles of live FIGHTING CONCHS, STARFISH and other amazing creatures… oh and some treasures like the empty LIGHTNING WHELK as well. It’s just a beautiful site to see. I’ve heard that Bowmans Beach and Blind Pass have some great shells right now so if you are around Southwest Florida, you should get out on one of the beaches this afternoon/evening. It’s a site to behold.

seashell on the beach Sanibel

And we have a little bit of SHELLEBRATING to do too! The iLoveShelling facebook page now has over 5000 fans! Wahhooo! 5000 shellers who love shelling as much as we do! We are in some exshellent company, my friends. Here’s a little shout out to our 5000th shelling friend, Angela Lucas! Thank you Angela and welcome to the world of iLoveShelling! Here’s Angela and her mermaids!

angel mermaid