I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to breathe the salty air with a walk along the shell filled beach this morning.
I didn’t collect many shells today because I just wanted to hear the ocean sounds, smell the beach, feel the sea breeze and to see the amazing view.
… And give a little thanks to Mother Earth for this paradise I call home on Earth Day.
I asked Lynn from Charleston, SC if she had found any treasures and she replied with “Every single shell on this beach is a treasure”.
I feel the same Lynn!
John from Rhode Island plopped right now in the water and waves where he was finding all sorts of treasures. He found an amazing live purple FIGHTING CONCH that he gently put back in the water to live a healthy life after we all admired it.
After this little SEA STAR said “Hello” then waved “Good Bye”, the surf washed in and took her right back out to sea. Hmmm… Or maybe she was saying “Raise your hand if you Love Shelling!”
This OLIVE shell was playing “Hide ‘N Seek” with me.
A beautiful treasure may be right in front of you but if you don’t appreciate it when you can, it may disappear in a moment. Always keep your eye on the ball… well, in this case… the SHELL. ;)
In your too short video ;) – I loved hearing the sea and the voices of people in the background and seeing the shells, It brought me back to Sanibel It must have taken a lot of diligence, to just walk, enjoy the breeze, smell the fresh air, enjoy the view….. I try that once in while and it doesn’t take long for me to have my head down looking for shells. Can’t wait to get back! Yes, this glorious earth is our home. .
Fantastic photos and commentary once again. And I can’t believe you still found that Olive after that wave! Good eye, Pam and thanks again!
I love the shot of the live sea star waving!
That’s my favourite shot too – how cute!!!! :D
Great pics today to Shellabrate Earth Day. We’re leaving tomorrow to visit on the island. Look for us on the beach soon.
Saw you on TV! Good job. Thanks for the info. Hope to visit there!
Thank you Sandra! Its always a pleasure to come to Atlanta. Hope to see you on the beach when you make it to Sanibel.
I hope John finds himself on here … what a great picture. After a long day at work this page always warms my heart. I miss Sanibel so much but I know it is always waiting for me to come back :)
Hey Pam, I found a Junonia (husband says it is a Jennonia because my name is Jenn … :-D) today! People kept telling me I need to “call the paper” … which paper would that be exactly? :-) Thanks!
Congrashellations!! Island Sun and River Weekly :)
Thanks Pam, it was a pretty big rush. :-) The waves were pretty rough, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get it! Went by one time, and I talked myself out of thinking I had seen it. So glad it found its way into my hands!
Pam, I think that the sea star was saying “Shellabrate! Shellabrate! Dance to the music!” Did she do a little spin and a hula sway?
Thanks so much, yes the video was a bit short, but I was back on Sanibel in my heart and mind, just enjoying The Inn’s Beach and walking for miles searching for shells. Thanks so much for making this cold spell much warmer.
my hands up and I love shelling its everything that everyone says it is and more, its fun in the sun and that’s why I love shelling the air, the surf ,the sand and all the treasures that we collect or just look at then put them back mother nature is so good to us ,so enjoy it all and love it every bit –r.g.stein
Great post as usual, thank you Pam!!
omg, I love when that happens, happened to me a few times over our Christmas holiday, keep your eyes on the prize!
My sister and I just got back from a short week in Sanibel. We had good luck shelling, and lighthouse beach was where we had the most luck. Watching the dolphins — and watching people enjoying the dolphin show– added to our enjoyment!. In addition to shells, we found quite a few bones, which looked like metatarsals. They were 2″ to 3″ in length, and of a sturdy thickness. We wondered if they were from a dolphin, or perhaps a turtle. Do you or any of your fans know which animal they might have been from?
Bones for bait… check out my post here with pics and other IDs -http://www.iloveshelling.com/blog/2014/02/16/on-the-beach-with-shell-eggs-and-ham-pam-i-am/