If the Sanibel SEA LIFE could have talked last evening at low tide, they probably would have been chatting it up about how lovely the evening was and how healthy they were feeling…. just like us.
This LINED STARFISH was raisin’ the roof!
The live LETTERED OLIVES were doin’ the locomotion…
The live AUGERS were gettin’ jiggy with it…
This live BABY’S EAR was jivin’ and slimin’…
The live FIGHTING CONCHS were putting’ up their dukes…
There were hundreds of HERMIT CRABS running around claiming the best shells for their residences.
We even saw quite a few SHARK’S EYE EGG COLLARS brimming with little tiny eggs…
We even saw lots of ONION SEA ANEMONES flowering in the tidal pools…
Hmmmm….I wonder why they call it an “ONION” SEA ANEMONE … heehee
The colors of the night were amazing! This clump of SEA SPONGE was the most brilliant color purple…
A little higher on the beach, I saw that Leah from Georgia found a honey hole of wonderful minis which included lots of WENTLETRAPS.
Leah and her husband Matt were vacationing on Sanibel to celebrate Matt’s 40th birthday.
Finding a few beautiful shells to take home was just icing on the cake. Happy Birthday Matt!
The weather was perfect, the beach was teeming with live creatures and each breath of fresh, salty air made exploring the tidal pools heaven on earth.
Love it! That was cute narration!! ….”starfish raisin’ the roof”!
Wow! Such gorgeous photos and treasures all at one time! I’m so impressed…and jealous! :-)
Fabulous photos Pam. Just gorgeous!
Wow, boy am I jealous, what a lovely evening you had enjoying the sea life, my goodness, I sure wished I lived either on Sanibel or close to Sanibel.
I am so glad you enjoyed the evening and hope you will enjoy many more during the summer as this one was.
Keep posting the photos and narrations, they are wonderful and make me feel as if I were there with you enjoying the sights.
Have a lovely weekend.
Malgorzata (Member of the last Shellabaloo) (aka Margaret)
THANK YOU I FELT LIKE I WAS RIGHT THERE WITH YOU
I love all your pictures! I am going Sanibel tomorrow!! See you on Friday for the iLoveShelling cruise!!
WOW! How awesome is that? Looks like a super low tide to boot. “Everyone” looks happy and healthy! Yay! Thank you for sharing such great photos once again. Love them. Best wishes to you and Clark.
Where were you taking these pictures.? The Lighthouse Beach ??
Well you can see the Sanibel lighthouse in the distance in the second picture, so I assume they were all taken on that beach. What a fantastic low tide!
I just can’t wait to go there. It’s a beautiful and powerful place.
Thank you for your narration.
Makes my heart sing. :-)
Pam you have such a way with words! Love your posts!!
Love that last picture of Super Sheller Clark with that big cloud in the background! And starfish raising the roof! ROFL!
Pam – Your photos are AMAZING! Love the miracle of the sealife, too! Ahhh…heart sigh…can’t wait for my next trip down there! Thanks for giving us a peek into your world!
WOW! What a joyous and precious evening shared–thanks so much for taking us there.
Amazing! Unbelievable! Great pictures -baby’s ear, onion sea anemone, purple sponge, etc. These would look great for your next years calendar. Enjoy the shelling and weather. Pat
Great post, Pam. I missed last night, but it was beautiful out there again this evening. A great week of super low evening tides. Lots of minis in the wrack line, too.
Thx for sharing Pam. Amazing pictures!!
Wonderful! Can’t wait to return in July!!
Just beautiful. I think “live shells” should be your next year’s calendar.
I could “feel” the calm thru your beautiful sea life photos! There is nothing like the quiet summer evenings at the Light House. Have never seen a live baby’s ear or an onion sea anemone. Nor did I realize that the all squiggles are from live augers! Do the sharks eye egg collars wash up and dry out on beach like the egg casings? While I’ve seen them underwater on the sand bar, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them on the beach. We love your posts and photos Pam, they’re the next best thing to being there!
Pam, I am speechless! These are the best pics that I have ever seen of sea life and the beach!!! I grew up on the gulf coast of Alabama and Perdido Key, Florida. I went to Jacksonville Beach every summer as a child. I love,love the beach and everything about it!!!!!!:). You and Clark are awesome!!!! I have been tuning in to your fun blogs since June 2010. Every day you have awed and amazed me with your pics, words and knowledge of the sea!! These pics from this blog are by far my favs!!:). Pam, Clark and Sanibel are on my bucket list! Here I come and I hope soon!!:). Thanks and love y’all!
Laura, such a sweet note! Thank you and I hope you check off that cute bucket list so :)
Wow, fantastic pictures and fun commentary, I’m still smiling. Pam, I’m new to your website, found it online earlier this year, and have told several people about it, to help them identify their shells. Your blog has been very helpful to me and I’m having a ball collecting FL shells (I identify them and write the date and where found). Went to Sanibel Blind Pass and was completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of shells!! Love shelling now, the shells where I live are pretty boring (WA). Thank you so much for making life on the road way more fun! Traveling Sheller Laura