On the Calm Front

Good Morning from calm and beautiful Honeymoon Island.  When I arrived at the North Parking lot the wind was barely blowing which seems to be a rarity on the island.  The waves were not so fierce today.  The Seagulls were chilling out and the seashells were rolling in.

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 Lots of Fighting Conchs, Olives and Lighting Whelks.  I even found a Banded Tulip, from this angle it looks perfect & pink but unfortunately it was destroyed on the other side.  If you can see that little orange blob, it is an orange Jingle.  First one!  As soon as I took this picture the wind started up again and things got a little smelly by the beach.  Decaying beach matter, oh and that GIGANTIC decapitated fish head that scared the be-jesus out of me,

can be pretty stinky.

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West Palm Beach

 

We were in West Palm Beach for the weekend and decided to stop at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.  The beach is quite a hike (or a short trolley ride) from the parking lot but what a view.

The waves were kicking and the water was pure turquoise.

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I found a few happy little shells with much thicker shells than on our side.  The sand is so beautiful and multi-colored.  I could have sunk my feet into all day, but back to the Gulf side we go!

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Tree Fort-Shelling Style

 Today we went out to the North Oasis beach at Honeymoon Island, we were about an hour and a half until low tide.  I found great things washed up around the trees, so I climbed in.  I shell pile is so deep that I found a lot of shells buried under rocks and in between the roots.  A tree line so close to the water is a great place to look.  IMG_5046

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 I found some great stuff and displayed it on a “concrete” rock.  All colors of Olives, Augers and Juvenile Fighting Conchs, a Leopard Crab shell and Lightning Whelks.  I even found a fossilized shell, it looks like a very, very old Florida cone.  There were plenty on Fighting Conch shells, but most of them had tenants so I put them back out.  All in all is was a great day rummaging amongst the waves.

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Contain your Shells

I decided to take a trip to the Container Store to find a new way to display my shells.  Since I am a shell snob now, only the best make it in here. 🙂  It is high up on a shelf, away from little hands.  I used a Bigso Stockholm Document Box in Turquoise, clear rectangular boxes with lids and some felt.  I am sure I will outgrow this at some point, but for now I am in love!

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