Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A White (Sand) Christmas!

"I love Christmas in the snow
But Christmas in the sand don’t end
...Don’t need you in the coat

Don’t need you in a hat
Just grab the one you love
And say you’re never coming back..
...I Love Christmas in the sand" ~Colbie Caillat

Are these antlers? ....are you sure???

A Christmas ornament??
Here is the star for the top of the tree!!!
Christmas in Florida is Awesome!! Maybe I'll make a Snowman (Sandman) before we have to head up north!! The weather has been just wonderful, early mornings in the mid 60s then upper 70s to 80 in the afternoon! 

I guess I was over anxious this morning, I got up too early but we went out anyway, just a little bit too dark to see at first but it lightened up pretty quickly.
Gulfside city park...This is with the flash, too dark to figure out how to turn it off! :) 
There were lots of clouds but they just added to the picture, don't you think?

The wind picked up and it made the Gulf fairly rough so we couldn't see in the water very well and spent a lot of time figuring out what worked best for collecting shells.  We finally realized that the buried shells was the way to find the best treasures, by then the tide was coming in so we didn't have very long to dig, but we still did okay!! The low was -.84 which is awesome!! We just had a great time and headed home around 9:30 am!
Is this still called a Starfish or Sea star? or is is called a Sea X?? :)

We found this HUGE lightning whelk, took advantage of a photo op and put him back into the gulf where he would be much safer....Notice Hubby is wearing his Extreme sheller gloves!!
This guy was alive also, so beautiful!!

Hubby's treasures....he won again with TWO alphabet cones and another lace murex!
My treasures...I only got ONE Alphabet cone!! :D  
Hubby's Alphies
My Alphie...ever see one with an orange top?? I haven't! 
I found this sweet little King's crown, with a little curl still on one spine, and a BLUE auger??? It's not all there but I couldn't put it's BLUE!! 
Hubby's lace murex 
Hubby did well with My favorite, Horse Conchs!
He also found this awesome orange cerith!
I found some awesome wormies!!
See how big these Alphabets are?? 
When we got back, while I was cleaning shells, Hubby put together my birthday presents he gave me! 2 Shadowbox end tables!! So awesome!! Gotta find some really special shells to fill them with, I'll work on that some today and hopefully post pics sometime later in the week!!


Of course Lily supervised while sunning in the sunroom!! :) No, she's not spoiled!! 




  1. Is it your birthday? Did I miss something? Happy birthday.

    Awesome shadowbox tables. I can't wait to see them filled. You guys find the most amazing shells. I tried the digging thing the last time we were there and didn't find anything. You 2 are magic!!

    1. No Kim, my Birthday was in October!!! We aren't magic, just persistent....and lucky!! <3

  2. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.