Little Treasures

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Who knew that crabs have spots? Found on Sanibel beach in Florida, this is a unique Calico Crab, also known as a leopard crab. But this isn’t the only strange thing found on the sand this morning.

Odd looking jelly fish laid in the surf. Some pale, some brightly colored. And then the seaweed. The cool seaweed, along with sponges and broken coral.

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Sanibel and Captiva islands are well known for the quantity of sea shells that are left on the sand by the gentle surf. Early in the morning, the beach is filled with visitors and locals alike, most doing the “Sanibel Stoop” bending over to pick up their next sea treasure.

All of the remaining shells allow for great decorating for sand castles.

It’s going to be really hard to leave the beach in the morning, but not all of us get to live in paradise.

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If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake – Aye, what then?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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