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As you may know I was away for a couple of weeks, we were most fortunate to have missed the two coldest weeks so far this winter!!!   Didn’t take my laptop so I couldn’t keep up with  posting and visiting.   This year my daughter and I went to Marco Island.  I stayed there for a week last year in a house and enjoyed it so thought I’d try it again.   This time we decided to go for a condo on South Marco Beach, with a west exposure.   As a result the majority of my photos will be from that area…of course we went out,  but for the most part when we did I forgot my camera, as we were going shopping, to the Market or to eat!   If you’ve never been, the beach itself is a beauty, fairly wide, with most of the surface compact broken shells with some fine sand mixed in,  the waters edge is small shells, some live some not.  I enjoyed myself watching theses fellows moving along across the shells.   Shoes are required when walking along the beach unless you are right at the waters edge…shell.movining.2a.104

 

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23 responses

  1. Welcome back, Heather! Glad you enjoyed your time away. :)

    February 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  2. I wish i could get away from my winter here sigh lol Happy you had a good time! :)

    February 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  3. Heartafire

    As a native Miamian, I have made many trips to Marco, a lovely place. I recall as a child there was nothing there but the sea and mile of untouched sea shells, now you must find a way through condos to get to the water and most of the shells are for sale. I am glad you enjoyed , it’s a paradise.

    February 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    • It must have been awesome to see Marco through your eyes as a child…I’m generally not a fan of highrises, but, years ago that is what they did along water fronts until someone stopped them…the ones along Collier aren’t new, and what is new in Marco are low rise buildings and houses…we had two public access one building over on either side of us so someone is thinking of those on the other side of the street. As for the shells there are thousands…mostly small, I didn’t take any as they belong there but they are beautiful to look at, especially ones like the one in my photo! Yes, a paradise it is!!!

      February 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

  4. Welcome back

    February 5, 2014 at 4:09 am

  5. Welcome back! Yes, you missed some real winter “fun”. It was as cold as -40C with wind chill about 10-12 days ago here in Wisconsin

    February 5, 2014 at 4:12 am

    • thanks…lol…depends on how you define fun! I might live in northern Ontario, but I don’t like the cold! The temps were that bad here as well for the two weeks I was away!

      February 5, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      • That’s why I put “fun” in brackets (or whatever you call those marks, I don’t seem to recall the name in English). -40C with strong winds is definitely not my idea of fun. :)

        February 5, 2014 at 11:25 pm

  6. Shell shocked :D

    February 5, 2014 at 10:15 am

    • lol…yes, this is along the shore line…all the shells are small but still need something on the feet.

      February 5, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      • Yes, that would sting :)

        February 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

  7. Welcome back, Heather. Nice to hear you’ve enjoyed your day off.

    February 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

    • thank you Muhammad…it was a great time!

      February 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  8. I have never been on a beach where there actually are still-living wildlife in the shells. How cool!

    February 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    • Neither have I so this was fascinating to me! There were thousands of all different kinds of shells and many had living creatures in them…was very cool!

      February 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm

  9. Welcome back Heather! Glad you had a break from this frigid weather!

    February 6, 2014 at 12:27 am

    • thanks Bernice…I certainly was happy as I was away the two coldest weeks we’ve had here this year!

      February 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

  10. Beautiful seashells, Heather. Glad you had a great holiday. :)

    February 6, 2014 at 2:41 am

    • thanks Sylvia, I’ve never come across so many live shells …they were everywhere…it was very interesting to watch them trying to move themselves along!

      February 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  11. Really nice image, love the orange in the middle of all those white shells.

    February 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

    • nice of you to say ben…at the shoreline all you see is shells, some live like the orange one…it was fascinating to see!

      February 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

  12. LB

    I’m not sure I’ve seen live shells! So glad you enjoyed the warmth and sun and I look forward to seeing your photos!

    February 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

    • lol…I don’t remember seeing them before either so it was fascinating to me!!! It was awesome, had a wonderful time!

      February 11, 2014 at 3:43 am

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