It was another sunny, 81 degree day here on the island. That seemed like a perfect opportunity to put the top down on the car and just cruise around Sanibel and Captiva. The traffic wasn't bad at all, until evening. I just took some random photos as we went along, and I'll share them with you.
It looks like the trees are beginning to make a canopy over the road and the bike paths in a few places again. I was so sad the first time I came to the islands, after Hurricane Charley in 2004, and they were all gone. The beauty as well as the shade, has certainly been missed by everyone.
Yes, even island kids have to go to school.
Do you island visitors know where this Sanibel Lighthouse replica is?
It's right by this beautiful sculpted hedge.
Isn't it amazing? I can't drive down Periwinkle without looking over at it.
The Bank of the Islands has some beautiful trees and flowers.
This picture is for our wonderful friends. :) Our little Weeping Hibiscus tree has lots of pretty pink blooms.
Later around 7:00 PM, after traffic on Periwinkle Way was again back to normal, we drove to the east end of the island to Lighthouse Beach. The parking area was still nearly full. There seemed to be a couple of large family groups there, who were having a good time. The tide was low and there were a lot of people out walking around in the shallow water looking for shells. It was funny watching them because it looked like they were walking on water. It really didn't look like very good shelling today. There was a pod of doldhins about a hundred feet out from shore and they were putting on quite a show for everyone. Oh, I almost forgot! Some little boys were running around and yelling that there were CWABS! AND...they were ALIVE!!
Back on Periwinkle Way again, and I had to take a photo of one of my favorite trees on the island. It looks absolutely perfect in front of a most beautiful home.
That swing looks so inviting. I can picture a little girl in it, with her dress blowing in the breeze and her laughter filling the air.