Taken early the other morning on the beach in front of Ocean’s Reach! Sanibel brings out a lot of creativity, so come on down and see what is happening!
Carolyn Horn, wife of Augie Horn has been staying at O.R. each Fall for the last several years. Yesterday she found her first Junonia in front of Ocean’s Reach after years of looking. What a thrill!Â Congratulations to Carolyn!
I recently came across and article written by S. Peter Dance, a ConchologistÂ of America, Inc.,Â where he writes of finding his first Junonia on Sanibel. It is an interesting article written in 1971 and if you’d like to read it, just click here.
Educator, librarian and children’s author, Marianne Berkes, was a recent guest of Ocean’s Reach. She thanked Dru, Andy and Charlie for “four glorious days in the serenity of Ocean’s Reach”. Berkes was a featured speaker at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge for the annual Ding Darling Days festival.
Coincidentally, Lorena’s daughter, Jennifer, celebrated her 7th birthday on Sunday. A perfect birthday gift from Sanibel is “Seashells by the Seashore”, Marianne’s third book. This story is both entrancing, beautifully illustrated and educational. A popular aspect of the book is the many pages of pictures and descriptions of the Sanibel shells found on our beach. Marianne generously personalized the book for Jennifer’s birthday.
Happy Birthday, Jennifer!
Another garage sale on Sanibel! Our long time neighbor of Ocean’s Reach and resident of Southwinds Drive pulled off a massive house cleaning this past Saturday. Our guests told me there was a traffic jam and many cars parked on Algiers Drive. Many guests went home with some small island antiques and trinkets. Today’s picture was taken Sunday afternoon after the rush was long gone.
We will miss Phil who sold his home in one day and will pick up shop to go traveling around the world.
Bon Voyage Phil!
On my bike ride late Saturday afternoon I rode through the Ding Darling Preserve to see if any of our winter residents have arrived. The first White Pelican of the season for me was seen along with a Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbills. I also stopped to take a picture of the Bald Eagles in their nest on SanCap Road.
Today’s sunshine is waning! Could it be time for some different fun and maybe a cocktail or two? If the light looks right in this beautiful photo taken in front of Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel, then how about we head on over to the Sanibel Grill for one of their tasty Crunchy Grouper Sandwiches and a little bit of fun.
The “Sanibel Grill” is a favorite Sanibel restaurant for watching Big 10 football on their 16 big screen TV’s with Direct TV Satellites, NTN Interactive Trivia is always available at the bar and food to die for!!
So is it time to go yet?