We know Sanibel is a romantic place, but don't these two prove it?
There was at least one coyote sighting on Sanibel this past week. Coyotes are very shy, perhaps even more difficult to see than our bobcats. The name coyote is one of very few words that have come to us from the Aztec language. The Aztec name for this adaptive and intelligent member of the Canidae family was coyotl, meaning God's dog. We love every kind of dog on Sanibel 🙂
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."….. Khalil Gibran. Does Sanibel speak to you? Click like if so!
We often hear the term, moving house, but this one takes it to the extreme. http://www.news-press.com/article/20121003/NEWS0116/121003001/Photos-Historic-1924-home-completes-its-journey-Sanibel-Historical-Museum-Village
"Wings over Black Water" is an exquisite egret portrait by our friend Gordon Campbell. A fabulous photographer who often uses Sanibel as his focus: http://www.facebook.com/SWFLoutdoorPhotography
We are enamored with all the symbolism a dragonfly engenders. They are associated with color, magic, illusion in causing others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism. The are often depicted in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons. What ever you believe, on Sanibel, the dragonfly is a joy to observe, especially when it's covered in dew drops.
A bottle with a message has come back to almost the same place on Sanibel where it was tossed into the Gulf 4 years ago. The durability of debris and pattern of currents are lessons sparked by this story. http://www.abc-7.com/story/19688891/message-in-a-bottle-found-on-sanibel-being-studied
Don't know what to do with all those shells you've gathered on Sanibel? We loved this tutorial on how to make a shell frame!