My First Junonia, Make That Two

Jill Martin 2 alphies 2 junonias sanibel island
Jill Martin 2 alphies 2 junonias sanibel island

I found my first Junonia this weekend, and it felt as good as I thought it would! My entire family was staying at the West Wind Inn over Thanksgiving and I went for a late-night beach walk and walked right into my first Junonia. It was laying there on the high tide line, still wet. It was 10:43 pm. I cried.

As if I wasn’t already walking on clouds, the next morning we were packing to leave and I walked down to the water one last time to say goodbye to my beloved Sanibel. There were several people on the beach looking for their morning treasures, but I just walked straight to the water to put my feet in one last time. I looked down and BAM! There was a Junonia in about 8″ of water. There was even a guy standing right next me, and he didn’t see it. He was looking out OVER the water, I was looking IN the water!

Pam Rambo of I Love fame took my photo for her blog and it was also published in the Island Sun newspaper that week. How cool is that? I’m still over the moon. Thank you, Pam, for capturing the moment!

Prayers are answered sometimes, this one sure was.

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