She’s a fatty and I love her

fat tulip

I found this fat tulip today while shelling on West Gulf Drive. I also found these two colorful lightning whelks. I am so attracted to their dark color – and yes, they were both empty! These were both in the water, found them about 20 minutes apart while walking.


By the way, today’s sunrise was one of those I’ll remember forever. Take a look at those cotton candy clouds.

Sanibel sunrise to remember.
Sanibel sunrise to remember.

Blind Pass at Sunrise

blind pass sunrise

There is something magical about being on the beach before the sun rises over the horizon. It’s quiet. So still. All you can hear is the sound of the waves and the wind. It’s my favorite time of day.

This morning, I was shelling at Blind Pass on Sanibel and I found some interesting items. The first one was this shell fossil. I like it!


Then I found this absolutely gorgeous Florida cone. As you know, I’m really attracted to the orange shells (Go Canes!) but I about lost my breakfast when I turned it over and there was actually a critter inside! NO WAY! UGH! Critter was orange, too. Stupid critter! So, I took a good photo and put him back. Dang!

Florida Cone Shell, occupied!
Florida Cone Shell, occupied!

Oh well, he’ll be there again someday…empty. Until then, go to shell!