Monday, November 13, 2017

This Week at the Beach...


Day 7


Day 8


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Day 11


Day 12


Day 13

I've called at least one of my beach walks epic. That's because of all the sea shells.

Look!



The beach I'm staying adjacent to, Lover's Key State Park, is the very same beach that me and my parents would go shelling on when I was a kid. In fact, I remember seeing the high rise beyond the mangroves and thinking, "Wouldn't it be cool to stay there! I could be the first one on the beach!" Back then, my dad would drive our old R.V. all the way to Florida, where we'd eat at one waffle house after another, until we arrived at the pearly gates. Then we'd camp out in style on the driveway of a relative that lived in Fort Myers Beach. Boy, coming from a farm, I thought Harold and Estel were living the dream. 


On beach days, my dad would get up well before the coo of the morning doves, and drive us the short distance to Lover's Key. (It was called Carl Johnson State Park back then) We'd sneak in with the wild cats and raccoons, and go shelling at sunrise. Needless to say, those were the good ole days. I was in heaven. The raccoons shown above are probably the direct descendants of the raccoons that stole our hot dog buns back in the day!


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19 comments:

DJan said...

Such fabulous pictures, Sharon. The neck of that bird is amazing! Well, they all are. Thank you for sharing them with me. :-)

Fun60 said...

Terrific photos.

Joyful said...

What a beautiful set of images from your beach walk.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Sharon ~ it is epic ~ beautiful photography of the beach and the awesome finds

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Murthy K v v s said...

The turtle seems cute.

mick said...

Great photos of all the things on and along the beach. I love all your beach memories.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Oh yes! This was an interesting day at the beach. So much wildlife. I do not thing I have see that many types of seashells before.

Lea said...

Great photos!
Love the raccoons! (but glad they are yours, and not at my house!)
Have a wonderful week!

DrillerAA09 said...

Raccoons are fun to watch and very entertaining. Great set of images.

csuhpat1 said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.

NC Sue said...

These are great photos. I love that pretty little shell.
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/11/cars-were-classy-back-then.html

A Colorful World said...

Incredible memories, Sharon! How wonderful that you could go back as an adult! Great photos, too.

Pat Tillett said...

What fun that must have been! You got a great collection of sea shells.
Really nice photos Sharon.

Lydia C. Lee said...

As an aussie, Racoons on the beach seems SO weird!! Great shot with the shell

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

These photos make me jealous as I am freezing my bum off!

Molly said...

Love the racoon cuties

Mollyx

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - I really want to see some racoons! I know that they can be troublesome - but I still want to see them.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Vicki said...

Love all your photos! Looks like a great time!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

You're farm girl memories are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them. I guess Harold and Estel probably were living the dream! That's an impressive shell collection.