This morning, Sarah and I walked from (Sanibel) Beach Access 7, to Bowman’s Beach. As stated in previous posts, this walk is one of our favorites, and today’s was the nicest YET. The temperature and breeze were a perfect compliment to the clarity and color of the water. The shell piles were plentiful […]
Looking a little mean out there this evening!
I was working on a writing project (on the back screened-in porch) when I had to stop and admire this gecko for a while. When I shot this video, he had eaten 5 moths, and at least 3-4 flying ants. I was amazed at how much this critter could eat!
Behind the house there is an area that is very low, and contains tidal water movement from Pine Island Sound. At the edge of this area (nearest my home) live the fiddler crabs seen in the video below. Now . . . quite often, I travel “out back” and even when I really sneak . […]
Kim, we still can’t thank you enough!!! The following interview was written by Kim Groll Scornavacco . . . a Sanibel/Captiva visitor, (very) talented writer, and SANCAPSTAR! Please click the link below to view her blog about our story in this world! http://snugharborbay.blogspot.com/2013/08/sanibel-captiva-handbook-author-jb.html Thank you so much for viewing!!! The Reynolds
I have been trying to photograph the moon for a week now, and every time I am able to do so, it descends behind the trees of or neighborhood. So, last night I finally got a clear shot at it! I remember living “in the city” and missing the moon. The skies were too […]
Sarah works at a popular retail store out here (on Sanibel) and hears the complaint “they’re aren’t any shells out there” . . . often. Or, the comment “every year there are less and less shells”. Nonsense! I took this picture just yesterday. PILES of shells – literally! The fact is, you never really […]
Still looking like the Dunube river near the lighthouse. Head west for saltwater, east for river water.
Lately, there have been reported incidences of large saw fish being caught off Sanibel beaches. While I have never heard of this before, I do know several people who have caught saw fish . . . but always in the Caloosahatchee River – which if you travel it far enough east, you will wind up […]
I was at Lowes the other day and could not help filing through this display. Do you see the spiny jewel box? In all honesty, there is a shell identification guide for sale on the Islands that lists this shell as a “good find” indicating that it is of medium difficulty to find. JB […]
Yesterday, Sarah and I came upon a herd of fighting conchs who were “adjusting” to a super-low tide. I was able to get this video with my phone. These guys travel together, are herbivores, have a trunk like a elephant and eyes – COOL! They are called fighting conchs due to the fact that if […]
If you happen to be in the mood for a nice walk (nothing crazy) try out Pond Apple Trail. As seen in our video, the entrance is at the far corner of the parking lot for the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is located at the second driveway on the right when you reach the […]
Sandwich Terns at the lighthouse. JB
Folks, tonight I visited my engineer. During our meeting, our focus side-tracked to shelling (they are REAL ISLANDERS too) and I wound up with two two new beauties. One is a Coffee Bean Trivia, the other ????? Nice finds today! JB
Just sharing my favorite photograph from beach access six today.
We worked all day on our 1st commercial, and while I wish we had completed it in a few hours . . . well, that’s just wishful thinking. Post production takes (what seems like) forever . . . so . . . until the ad is completed, Sarah and I thought these outtakes were […]
It’s Sunday and Sarah and I woke up early and hit beach access one in hopes of finding millions of loggerhead turtle babies running for the surf. We understand that this was VERY wishful thinking, but we were ready (just in case). While no turtles were seen, we able to get in an hour of […]
I took my camera into the backyard this afternoon in the hopes of filming the fiddler crabs “waving” routine (my home boarders federal refuge land). While setting up my shot, I became sidetracked by a female brown anole (a common lizard) who was just hilarious. This led me to the discovery of two land snails […]