Captain Brian and Rachel with her ribbon winner sailor valentine. Rachel's Sailor Valentine   Sea Urchin Spines Pocket Watch                     Sailor valentine by Sandy Moran.   A sample of Sandy Moran's beautiful sailor valentines.   More Artistic Shell Crafting by various talented artists.               The Scientific Division amazes me every year.   Can you believe the size of this tulip?   The...

What a fun time with Mindy and Erica. Mindy was been collecting seashells on Sanibel since the mid 1970s. The trip started by seeing many dolphin on the way to the out islands. Erica was the mammal whisperer. She spotted the dolphin and also wanted...

I have walked by this tree many times and always admire the beautiful texture. Yesterday the tide and clouds allowed me to capture this image at an angle that gave me a whole different perspective. The beauty of the islands never cease to amaze me. ...

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I love the state of South Dakota for many reasons. The Curry family(from South Dakota) proved to be another reason why I love South Dakota. David, Arlene, Renee, and Renee's friend Semi were great to go exploring and island hopping with. The trip started with...