Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shelling with Cathy

6 min shelling video from this morning...

December 24, 3015

Keepers: Florida Fighting Conch, Lightning Whelk and Zigzag Scallop

December 25, 2015

Calico Clam, Ark, Lightning Whelk, Scotch Bonnet and Pennsylvania Lucine

'Tis the season

December 26, 2015

Murex, Lettered Olive and Florida Fighting Conch

White Zigzag Scallop... never saw one this color before

Goodnight and Happy Shelling!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Shelling at the St Andrews State Park

Again this week, I've been having fun not digging but rather picking shells out of the sand dunes at the state park or along the shore line.

Dec 16, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Dec 19, 2015
Yes, the sea star/starfish was dead before I picked it up

Keepers! Giant Hairy Triton and large Barnacle clusgter

Dec 20, 2015

And Bambi says, "See ya later!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pickin' and Grinnin'

This whole week almost every day, I've ventured down to the state park to pluck shells out of the water or out of the sand dune which is being washed away as we speak. It is fun in spite of the continual torment of the red tide which makes it hard to breath.

First, here's a video from yesterday:

A couple of photos from yesterday, Dec 12, 2015

A few photos from today, Dec 13, 2015

This morning low tide

Late this afternoon high tide

Dec 8, 2015 Lunchtime

Dec 9. 2015 Lunchtime

Dec 10, 2015 Lunchtime

Dec 11, 2015 Lunchtime


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Did You Loose a Couple of Pink Scallops?

Today early went to the state park and plucked several shells out of the clear, calm water as well as from the sand dunes and I found a lovely pink scallop. Then later in the day, I rode my bike to the same location and found another pink, lighter in color, scallop the same size. What in the world?? I can't help think that maybe an over zealous bride threw them in the water with her bouquet perhaps in a fit of delight? In any case, I am thrilled to have them both!

Found this one first

Morning haul from St Andrew State Park waters

Morning keepers

Found this one in the afternoon

The flies were ruthless, so left after a short time... thus my small afternoon collection

On display in my home

Nov 28, 2015

Dec 1, 2015

Dec 5, 2015

Goodnight y'all!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Shelling After Storms and with Pelicans

This is the fun time to shell... after the wind and waves have exposed seashells along the shore and in the dunes.

Nov 18, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

Nov 20, 2015

Nov 21, 2015

Except for the annoying flies today, it was a beautiful morning in the neighborhood!

Pelican Bonus

Short vid