Monday, May 7, 2012

Sanibel Smiles

We just got back from a week of vacation in Sanibel, FL.  We fell in love with it four years ago and have returned each May ever since.

Love the palm trees and flowers!

A beach view from our condo.

Shall we head to the beach?

Beach toes and flip-flops.....

You'll need the flip flops or water shoes because much of the beach is covered in shells.

How about a walk in this direction?

We can check out the beach art display....



                                            made from this sea side art supply.

beach peace....




a light house....



a fortress....

and a few friends along the way.

Sky, surf and sand.

Beach walks are.....

one of life's wonderful pleasures.

We love the sights, sounds and scents of the beach.
How about you?  Do you too love the salt air, sun on your face and calling of the gulls?

Have a wonderful week......see ya!


  1. I remember when you went last year! I said then that I have wanted to go to Sanibel FOREVER! I still haven't gotten there but I WILL!!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking us along. Are there really ALOT of good shells there???? XO, Pinky

  2. awesome time in the sun and sand!!!!!

  3. Oh that looks so fun~ I have been to Florida many times, but never there. Love your pics Martha!

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  5. I spent a really great week in Sanibel with a friend of mine. Just the two kids and the was so much fun. We searched for shells (found angel wings and dug them...illegal to harvest live shells these days!!), but it was great fun. Love your photos of the beach art!

  6. It's been waaay too long since I've had sand between by toes. Looks perfect!

  7. I think "bliss" sums it up very well. Sanabel is gorgeous isn't it? My dad lives on Siesta Key (just up the road) and I love the beaches along the gulf. We are going the end of July which is the worst time of year to go, it will be so hot, but we have a special event to go to and the date choice wasn't ours!

  8. Beautiful vacation. Hubby and I went to Sanibel while we were touring in our RV several years ago. I'd sure love to go back. It is obvious that you all had a great time.

  9. One of my favorite places to visit too! It's just a little bit of paradise, isn't it?

  10. I have loved Sanibel since I was a child. We went there every year from the time I was 4 or five. I got my first kiss there at age 6. The pictures you took were amazing.

  11. Look at you all vacation-y and relaxed! What fun!

    I've always wanted to go there but now it would be a long, long drive!

    Hope your Mothers Day was happy! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

  12. Hi Martha!

    Nothing refreshes the soul more that a visit to the ocean (or gulf)! I have a blogger friend who shares her Sanibel pictures at my blog party all the time. I have never been to Florida but would love to go.

    It looks like you had a wonderful time by the look of all your beautiful pictures.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  13. Love Sanibel & Captiva. Used to live on the east coast of FL, so we always vacationed on the west coast. So peaceful and beautiful, looks like it hasn't changed! Terrific photos.

  14. aww I really like your photos! the place looks amazing

  15. Ohhhhhh, I want to go!!! I've never been to Sanibel. I've been to Treasure Island years ago!!