Wow! This "snowbird" season flew by.
Getting ready to close up the studio and the Seashell Museum for the summer at the end of June. So, if you are still in town, come by and visit on any Friday through the end of the month!
(*STILL OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ALL SUMMER).
July, August and September are appointment only.
We had so many visitors to the Seashell Museum (which is an addition to the studio). It was fun researching new things. Someone asked where seashells come from and I loved finding out how a shell is "born"....and then coming up with a new display. Click here to see of the research:
Looking forward: in August we will pack up the shop and head over to Rosarito for the Blues and Art Festival! This year, I have two spaces.... so lots of room for displays....
And, I have tentative plans for a Fashion Show this November.
So, my sewing machine will definitely be "whirring away" upstairs in the "sweatshop" this summer!
NATIONAL SEASHELL DAY
The first day of summer, National Seashell Day reminds us to put our toes in the sand and admire the beauty of seashells.
Shellers get ready to shellebrate and start shelling! To those not in the know, shellers are beachcombers who collect seashells by scouring the beaches for the gems left behind by snails and mollusks. National Seashell Day is here to tell you all about it and make sure you check out your local beaches during the prime shelling season.
For a sheller, the true tulip or lettered olive is almost more mesmerizing than the ocean sunset. Or maybe it’s the hunt for the rare or the unique specimen. These jewels of the sandy beaches, the kings crown conch, the apple murex, or even a pear whelk dazzle beachcombers. Their names are as musical and colorful as your adventure will be, so grab your bucket and head out around sunrise or sunset. Seashells are waiting for you!
TIPS FOR SHELLERS:
Never collect live shells. When in doubt, always put them gently back in the water.
Check local ordinances. Only take a small number. Shells are part of the ecosystem helping to preserve and create the beaches we enjoy visiting.
The best time for shelling is one hour before and one hour after low tide.
Follow the high tide shell line where the largest waves stop.
Watch for the full and new moons. They have a higher gravitation pull on the tide and reveal more seashells.
Storms churn up the ocean floor sending more shells to the surface and the shore for collection.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make your way to your favorite beach to collect your treasures or schedule a shoreside vacation to start your seashell collection. Use #NationalSeashellDay to share on social media.
The Beaches of Ft. Myers & Sanibel founded National Seashell Day on the first day of summer in 2016 to celebrate seashells and the extraordinary shelling found in Southwest Florida.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Seashell Day to be observed annually in 2017.
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Information from: www.nationaldaycalendar.com