I know you won't believe this after seeing the pictures, but the shelling here has not been very good, even though we are here during the full moon! Hubby and I normally walk along the shoreline, or in about knee deep, and do very well! This time it is not the case, the water is so crystal clear, but we are getting the shells this time only because we are digging around buried crab pots. We have done it so much, we all have sores on the ends of our fingers, and all of our fingernails are gone so we resorted to buying gloves!! Tell me we aren't dedicated!! A true sheller will find a way to get the job done! :) The gloves were definitely the way to go, they are thin rubberized garden gloves, and do an excellent job of saving the tender skin on the end of our fingers, while allowing us to 'feel' the shells!
|Daddy definitely cleaned-up....he wins all the prizes this time...biggest, most Alphabet Cones, most shells!!|
|Daddy found this Horse Conch...it is my favorite! Any size but this one is great!!|
|He also got THREE Alphabet Cones!|
|Two HUGE Lightning whelks!!|
|Brad decided he would join the competition and found this beautiful Alphabet himself!!|
|Jess won the prize for this beautiful King's Crown!|
|I got these double jewel boxes in one net at the same time!!|
I also wanted to share some pictures of paradise for those of you stuck in your cubicles at work! I know how much I enjoy reading about Florida and seeing the beautiful pictures while I am there, so I wanted to extend the opportunity!! I guess I have sort of turned into a birdwatcher, I love to see them, here and at home!!
|Snowy Egret posing|
|A pelican watching...and one fishing!|