This is definitely a favorite sunrise shot so far . . . ! I made it to the beach on Tues., after about 10 days without any beach therapy . . . the sunrise alone was well worth the early rise. But I'm happy that the sunrise time is becoming later in the day!
This was a small, but exciting find . . . just shy of 2 inches long, a whole, channeled whelk . . .
it cleaned up easily.
And this pear whelk, about 1.5 inches long . . .
Not sure why, but I love finding jingle shells . . . this was a large, black one.
Sunrise on Friday . . . much needed beach therapy after 1 ½ weeks without . . .
. . . This was sunrise last week . . . a lone jogger . . .
. . . The same sunrise from last week, with low tide sandbar and pool . . .
One of the pools held this mullet fingerling . . .
A whole, but battered, whelk shell after I pulled it from the sand . . .
. . . A whelk piece in the shell hash . . . I never tire of finding these.
A large jingle . . . a bi-valve . . . though I've never found a complete one with both shells . . .
I've wanted a photo of this wildflower for some time . . . this is growing by the dunes/roadside along A1A . . . spotted horsemint, a native Florida wildflower , I'm happy to say! It doesn't smell like mint, however. It can be used for a "weak" tea, but ingesting the plant itself, is poisonous.