It’s time for CYBERSHELLING, y’all! What have I been thinking? So to make it up to ya, click on the next picture so you can see some of my shell finds this morning off West Gulf drive beaches. You know I looooove to arrange shells, right? So I had a cute little display of all my finds from my morning walk all arranged just perfectly so you could see each one and the pretty colors together…. then a wave came up and crashed the whole thing. Hmmmmm…. I think Mother Nature was telling me something. Yep, She reminded me she is the best display artist of all time. She knew this would be way prettier than anything I could arrange so I left it just the way she wanted for my photo. It’s been months and months since I’ve posted a cybershelling photo for y’all to view in full up close and personal. So go ahead and click away to see some of my beach combing finds.
Earlier this week, I took a crazy kayaking adventure with some of my friends to watch the full moon setting ….
Then we turned around to witness an amazing sun rise over Pine Island Sound.
Meanwhile, at Bind Pass Captiva the shell mound kept piling up shells for the pickin’.
Each and every time I walk the beach or get on the water, I witness something beautiful. To finish my day on the beach today… a SPOTTED EAGLE RAY.
Join me on a Shelling Adventure cruise … I have brand new dates!
(PS- Awwwww… Seriously I’m so sorry I couldn’t make some of the dates requested. I really tried!)
Awesome!!! What excites me besides seeing these is that after following you for a little over 2 years I can name all those shells in this picture including the terkey wing!!! I love the color of that olive!
Thanks, Pam. So inspirational. Can’t wait to get there!
Where do I find the most reliable tide charts so I can plan low tide shelling?
Check out these printable tide charts …. http://www.iloveshelling.com/blog/sanibel-tides/
I love Sanibel! It really is MY happy place😊
Mine too! I fell hard in love ❤️ with both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The shells, the lighthouse, and the people have my heart. Wonderful times, great memories ❤☮
Beautiful…but need to ask, what is the small shell above
and to the left of your gorgeous tulip. It is almost the same color? I never can
Seem to remember that one…have a few.
You mean the Apple Murex?
No…between the apple and the calico. Thanks.
Oh, you mean the Tinted Cantharus.
Yes! Don’t know why that won’t stick in my head. Of course the descriptive names are easiest. Thanks Susan
Did you mean the nutmeg?
I am returning to Sanibel this summer and would like to know if Pointe Santo de Sanibel condos are a good choice for accommodations and is the shelling good in that area? Thanks!
Ah Pam, what gorgeous photos!!!
I hope Mother Nature is not listening, but I liked your arrangement better than hers. :)
Oh my….you are so lucky you didn’t lose that currently little Wintletrap in that wave! I still haven’t found one for myself, oh how upset I would have been of Mother Nature decided to take it back…! :-)
Ooop…that should be…cute little Wintletrap…LOL
As always, simply amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
What a perfect find!!! Would have taken each and every one!!!
Sad about the new dates. No shelling with Pam for me in March! Sigh!!
Will be in Sanibel Sept 2 thru 9. Hope you will be doing cruises at that time?
Wow, I miss shelling so much! I always have my favorite finds but feel like I miss out on some of the best due to trying to avoid getting eaten alive by the no-seums. I have to miss out on Sanibel this year due to family vaca in NC. Never been to the Outer Banks so I am hoping there’s decent shelling and maybe some sea glass.
Perfect timing, Pam! Needed a dose of cybershelling, today :)
Love looking at what Mother Nature sends to the beach and how she arranges it.
Thank you for your time in sharing your finds, Pam!
I love your blog so we can see the things you get to see everyday. Looks like you had a beautiful trip seeing the moon set and the sunrise. It looks as though you found many beautiful treasure today.
I love it when you post pictures of piles of shells that can be blown up on my screen. On the really bad days at work, it is SO VERY NICE to escape for just a few minutes and do a little virtual shelling. :)
Did you find these shells on the beach at west gulf or in the water. I was there all day the same day you were starting at sun rise walking the beach and the shore line in the water and there was nothing. A cone that large?
I was lucky enough to be West Gulf beach that day too, and we found lots of shells – both out of water & in the water!! Also got to see the sting ray close to shore😀
Greeting from Brazil Pam!I follow your blog and facebook too cause i have been loving shells and the ocean since i was a child,actually i was born in june so im under cancer-crab who lives in the sea !I love water,i miss the sea!If i go to Sanibel for shelling with your groups and you, will i be able to bring my shells to Brazil?I have never seen seashell eggs, only in your blog ,im so curious about them, wanna touch them, learn how these shells and mollusca were born in the eggs you showed !Could you write an article explaining in details how it happens?Do you think you could send some to me !I would be very thankfull !I really hope i can save to go one day shelling with you in Sanibel and Captiva islands! Congratulations for your wonderful work with shells!I am also open to chat to any ocean shelling lover people to exchange ideas !God bless us all!Happy New Year!