“I think that the ideal space must contain elements
of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.”
– Luis Barragan
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When our owners were in town last week for their annual meeting, several of them opted to enjoy the gorgeous weather we had with a relaxing game of croquet.
It was a fun way to reconnect and everyone agreed that this should become an annual “tournament.”
Especially when a nice bottle of wine is up for top prize. » Read more
Nationally acclaimed bird authors, TV personalities, and longtime Sanibel Island winter residents Don and Lillian Stokes will again contribute their time and expertise to lead two fundraising birders tram tours of the “Ding” Darling Refuge on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Visitor & Education Center doors open at 7 a.m. for continental breakfast, and trams depart at 7:30 a.m.
Wildlife Drive is normally closed on Fridays, » Read more
“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
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Owners Bob and Judy G. snapped this photo of daughter Rachel on her recent visit here, when she pedaled more than 550 miles during her week on Sanibel.
That’s some serious pedal power! Can’t wait to see what she does on her next trip down!
We’re delighted to have so many bookworms around here, especially of the younger variety!
For the past five years, children who have participated in the Summer Reading Program at the Sanibel Public Library have been helping “earn” books for pediatric patients at our local hospital.
This year, 244 participants read, tracked their time and activities, and attended library programs to earn books. » Read more
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has announced the 14 restaurants that will participate in the 36th Taste of the Islands on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park.
The restaurants include Blue Giraffe, The Bubble Room, The Clam Shack, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, IL Cielo, La Bella Vita, Matzaluna, Rosie’s Cafe & Grill, Sanibel Deli, » Read more
First Place: Ben Vanos’ “Green Heron Raising its Crest”
Second Place: Paul Brook’s “Mangrove Cuckoo with iO Moth Caterpillar”
Third Place: Linda Kruleski’s “Hawk with Snake”
“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) recently announced the winners of its annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. » Read more
Not your typical photo from Ocean’s Reach, we know, but we fell in love with this beautiful shot of Coffee Pond in Casco, Maine.
Sue and Carl are off visiting family throughout the Northeast and sent this photo of the gorgeous fall weather they’re enjoying.
Guests often ask where “we” go on vacation — If you’re as lucky as Sue and Carl, you get to go to stunning spots like this! » Read more
It was like a Royal Tern convention came to town when Andy shot this photo last week!
It was a rather bizarre scene seeing this many birds together and we’re so glad Andy was able to capture the gathering.
Royal terns are shorebirds, rarely straying far inland. When winter weather approaches, they can be found on Florida beaches and along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts as far north as North Carolina. » Read more