Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Sanibel Sunset

It was a hot, 91 degrees here today, with a little rain.  The sun was shining brightly this evening as we drove over to resident access 5 on West Gulf Drive.  That is the access where we saw the spider web and the Spiny Orb Weaver spider last week.  It was still there.  We had to duck under it again.  What a creepy spider.

We saw lots of neat looking clouds when we got to the end of the path.  Obviously we were going to see a pretty sunset.

But, we could get wet!

As we were walking out toward the water, I saw a small pile of shells that someone had left behind.

There were some shells scattered about, mostly at the high tide line.  They were all small shells, and since I like them, I looked around through those for a while and picked out just a few to take home.

 The clouds quickly changed shape and colors as we wandered around looking at shells. 

Kind of looks like snow covered mountains in the distance.

We were feeling a few drops of rain off and on, but not enough to send us running.  The cooling wind, was very nice.  It was a good evening to be out.

I had been watching the sun, as it started peeking from behind the clouds; then turned to look behind me, at just the right time.  There was a huge rainbow.  I could only get a small part of it in the picture.

The sun was shining brightly again, just before it started to disappear.
At this point in our evening, we met a lovely couple that had just moved into a home on the beach.  They have lived on the island for a number of years, but just moved to a different location.  We had a nice time getting acquainted as we watched the sun go down.

Below are the tiny shells I took home.
Just a little piece of a Florida worm snail,
tiny Kitten paws, and one the size of a grain of rice that I think is a Velie's Marginella shell.


NanaDiana said...

I was just getting ready to pop off to bed and thought I would do one last sweep through BlogLand! What beautiful...beautiful skies! I think FL has some of the most beautiful cloud patterns in the USA! Those last few pictures look like something out of an photography book! Great job! Diana

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

A great sunset! How are the noseeums right now? I'm hoping the temp will come down a bit before we arrive.

sue in mexico mo said...

Tootie, you have made me realize how beautiful sunsets with cloud cover can be. I always thought I had have a clear sky and to see the actual sun for it to be a great sunset. . . Thanks for another great Sanibel sunset.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Tootie! You almost had me in tears by the time I finished reading your blog today. I was just reveling in your beautiful photos; picturing myself standing on the beach watching that sunset with you. When I got to your video.....I almost cried. I've been on those beaches. I've heard those waves rolling on shore. I closed my eyes and played your video again and again. Then I watched it over and over again. Thank you, friend, for taking me back to my beloved Sanibel today. I miss her so very much. Just 200 more days til I feel her warm embrace again..... :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

George said...

You've captured some beautiful clouds for this post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tootie, What do you do to display all of your gorgeous shells???? I would never quit picking them up if I lived there... ha

Gorgeous sunset --and the rainbow was awesome... That's one reason it is nice to go to the beach when there are lots of clouds around.... Just gorgeous pictures... Thanks!!! Wish I were there.