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 […]
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!
Earlier today we had a surprisingly strong storm with tropical storm winds. I was outside at the time and caught a video.
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 . […]
I have strange luck when it comes to spiders. I seem to walk through their work a little too often for my taste. Recently, Sarah and I were walking through the neighborhood late at night. We usually don’t bring a flashlight, so we tend to walk in the middle of the street – of course […]
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 […]
Still looking like the Dunube river near the lighthouse. Head west for saltwater, east for river water.
The Gulf is so peaceful most of the time that I forget the few days in a year year when it is quite ANGRY. This post is dedicated to those “angry” moments. JB
We took a walk on the beach around access #2 during a super low tide. I was walking along the shore, right up where the surf comes in, just looking around at the sand…you know…shelling…when I suddenly saw a flurry of movement in the sand. It took my brain a second to register what I […]
Ok, I made another video of the flying object. I have watched it many, many times. I have included my best guess in this blog post. If anybody has a better guess, let’s hear it! JB
Pictures from beach access #7 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
Just sharing my favorite photograph from beach access six today.
It’s amazing what you can find when you slow down for a second and pay attention. JB wanted to spend some more time outdoors today..so he went for a walk in the woods. Thank goodness he takes his camera everywhere 🙂 Along the way, he began to notice all the shells on the ground where […]
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 […]
We love going to the beach…obviously a fantastic perk of living here! The water, the sand, the shells, the fresh air! What’s not to love? However..when approaching the beach by using one of the public beach access trails…keep your eyes open, you never know what you’ll see! We have found beautiful shells on these trails, […]
Today I revisited “Punky” (the fearless lizard from yesterday’s post). She arrived at the same tree, around the same time, and watched me – watch her. I attempted to feed her a mosquito I caught (have video of that for another post), which she denied. Ok, maybe she wasn’t hungry . . . I tried. […]
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 […]