Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wavy Wednesday

Today our friends from New Jersey left for home, after being here two months. It was sad to see them go. I know they are dreading the cold weather that awaits them. They were fortunate enough to have found 4 big junonias, a nice size lion's paw, and six very large horse conchs, among lots of other nice shells.

Went to buy the new resident parking pass today at the Police Department. All of the City of Sanibel offices are in this complex. I noticed today for the first time, that there is a dolphin on top of the weathervane. I always smile to myself as I walk across the parking area, because you walk on seashells. :-) Pretty neat, huh?

Headed for the beach, after making several other stops along the way. I wanted to see how big the waves were and if there were shells coming in.

The waves were fairly big and pleasant and relaxing to watch. They had brought shells up and left them at the high tide line. There were still some coming in. I picked up a pocket full to carry home.

The sky was clear and bright blue today. It was sunny and warm enough this afternoon without wearing long sleeves. Early this morning, you needed a sweatshirt, but by noon it was warming up and close to 70 again. The water seemed cold at first when I walked in it, but soon became used to it.


This is what is in the parking lot.
















This should make you feel right at home Ms Chris. :-)

The next two are poor quality, but if you are craving salt water and shells; I think you can watch them ok. :-)


9 comments:

ღ Alice ღ said...

The video's came out pretty good I think. You seem to have such great luck with finding shells :) You must have a secret :)

Tootie said...

No Alice, I don't have any secrets. Friends have said they've been finding shells on the East Gulf beaches the last few days too. Seems like they are about everywhere right now.

Hyde DP said...

Looks a great beach for a walk - thanks for pitching back - no I've not really any idea of where Sanibel is - all I know so far from your blog is that it is in Florida but hope to see more of it via your blog.

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Jacque said...

My daughter is going to be so thrilled when we get there! She is a shell freak and has collected a jar of sand from the various beaches we have visited. I can't wait to add sanibel to her collection!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Ahhh Tootie ... what a contrast of weather conditions in our respective postings! We has as many icicles now as you have shells! How lovely that you can find so many shells there. It was always one of the fascinations of walking along a seashore for me ... finding a shell and wondering what it had been home to!

Thanks for the lovely and warm reminder that not all of the world is blanketed in snow!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Yea!!the Dolphin!!!Insert clapping smiley here.

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Gayle said...

I am still amazed at the number of shells. I've never seen anything like that. Hey, I'm up to a balmy +14 today. I should hang those Christmas lights...