This past week I had the pleasure of attending the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum Open House. The local island community was invited to view the new gift shop area and see the “Shellabration 2012” shell flower arrangement dedication. My pictures really don’t capture the detail and beauty of this arrangement. The evening was well attended, much more than I had anticipated. It was nice to see fellow shellers, friends and see this amazing queen helmet shell that was recently donated to the museum. I would encourage you to visit the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel, it’s well worth the visit. I always learn something new and often run into an old friend when I visit the museum.