Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sanibel continued ...

     Living on the South East Coast of Florida we see the sun rise here, it's actually a real challenge to find a place to see any kind of sunset at all.

    So, when on the West Coast ... it's a real treat to head to the beach to watch the magical colors dance across the sky and the water. For an instant, the world seems to stand still and nothing else matters much.

  

 

    The steady flow of traffic on the island moves at top speeds of 35 MPH and no one seems to mind. It's as if time has no real meaning there other than to mark sunrise, sunset or low tide.

    Speaking of low tide ... not only is it the best time for bird watching, it's also the best time to find shells. Sanibel/Captiva Islands are known for some of the best shelling in the world.

      This trip, I was focused on the birds and my beach visits were usually near sunset. So, I had to dredge through the piles of left over shells like the ones in the photo above to find a few diamonds in the dust.

 

7 comments:

ally123130585918 said...

Those Pictures are awesome........Happy New Year...........Ally

oceanmrc said...

Oh  my -- these are lovely.  Happy New Year!
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psychfun said...

Oh man. I wish I was there. Thank you for letting me travel virtually! :-) I love the shells. I would love to just lay on a beach for a week or two right now!

acyrlicstains said...

Happy New Years Coy!  Beautiful photos above~
Renee' at

mariebm56 said...

Those shells are beautiful, very colorful.
Love the collection of photos, then all seem to compliment each other.
Nice choice.
Marie

nhd106 said...

Holy Cow....and just when I thought it wasn't going to get any better....
Nancy

madcobug said...

They are all very pretty and colorful. Helen