Nothing starts the holiday season better than finding a positively perfect pumpkin ROUGH SCALLOP. Ooooh… I loooove to find ROUGH SCALLOPS with the “wings” still in tact and especially in a solid color…like pumpkin.
The pumpkin SCALLOP wasn’t the only thing to make the day positively perfect, I saw my friends “The Carolina Girls” on the beach at Island Inn. Remember these cutie pies? They were part of the first Shellabaloo at the Island Inn last January. We had so much fun at the Shellabaloo, they wanted to come back! Here are the nicest (and craziest!) gals you’ll ever want to meet- Helen, Carol, Jackie, Karen and Kathy…
Karen found this awesome ALPHABET CONE… to go with the other 2 she found as well. Wow!
Here are some of their favorite finds of the late afternoon low tide shelling…
The Carolina Girls brought a newbie sheller (Carol) with them this time and it seems she caught on to this shelling thing pretty quickly. They told her what to look for and she quickly pulled out an ALPHABET CONE and said “is this a good one?” Ha! They couldn’t believe it! Carol went right out and bought a shadowbox to frame for her newly found Sanibel shell. Here’s Carol with her trophy and Karen with her own ALPHABET CONE (in addition to the others!) and a KINGS CROWN.
Carol also found these beautiful LINED TREE SNAILS (land snails) near the pathway to the beach at Island Inn. I don’t see these very often- they are so pretty!
I saw this BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER running along the shoreline. Errrrr… Hey buddy, did you lose your “black belly”? LOL I found out that adult non-breeding BLACK- BELLIED PLOVERS don’t have a back belly. hmmmm Wouldn’t have been nicer (and more inclusive) if they had name them the “BLACK-BEAKED PLOVER” or something like that? Oh well, you are what you are I guess.
It was a positively perfect day in paradise finding a pumpkin SCALLOP and hanging with the nicest peeps on the planet- The Carolina Girls.
Don’t miss Shellabaloo 4 at the Island Inn January 6-9 to make memories for a life time. For more info CLICK HERE
Beautiful images. Sanibel is such a great place — you can see it on people’s faces who are there. Everyone is happy. :)
This images are really beautiful, i like so much rough scallop, the alphabet cone, the hands with all the shells, and also the beautiful sun set.
Has anyone ever tried dying scallop shells for artwork?
It is good to see Jackie there and smiling with her great friends! Joe and I hope all is well with her.
I’ve thought about her often since January. Never did get her email address to keep in touch.
My favorite shells – those orange scallops….Thanks for sharing.
Sanibel is addicting– I’ve only been there once, but now I want to live there! I’ve been busy cleaning the 10-inch horse conch I found off of Lighthouse beach, and I am still thrilled about my broken Junonia. So what if it’s broken, it will make a great necklace!
Ohmygoshness…. the Carolina Sistahs!!! Hi Karen and Jackie!! I remember them from Shellabaloo 1. Karen showed me to look for the fossiluzed mini’s at Island Inn and I found my first ever SHIVA three of them actually…fossilized and a mini too boot!!!
Lookie Pam…the one picture with all there shells…two if the sistahs are wearing what looks to be the olive braclets!!!
Heeheehee….cool to see them come back!!
I know, Traci! It was so much fun to reminisce about Shell1 and I of course – thought about you too! <3
to see lined tree snails at sanibel, just go and walk any of the trails around the lighthouse, among the vegetation, while it is raining out. The lined tree snails will be out crawling around pretty much everywhere . but it has to be damp out. They can get big too, about an inch and a quarter.
A Kings Crow … So lucky, I have yet to find one of those! We haven’t been there in 2 1/2 months and I have been missing it terribly since the day we left- so I totally understand the a I’ve comment about being there being addictive. Wish I could fill my addiction with a beach bungalow of my own ……. Maybe one day, because of course I’ll want a small boat to tool around to go shelling – especially over to Caya Costa!! You are so lucky to live down there and be able to go out to the beaches whenever you feel like it! Oh how I envy you and all you get to do all the time!! Keep enjoying and posting for those of us that are land locked! Lol