Mixing it up

Gatlinburg, TN

Bee Happy 🐝

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/07/10/flower-of-the-day-july-11-2018-tulips/

Advertisements

A walk on the wildlife side

A relaxing 7.8 mile trail on Pinckney Island S Carolina

Pinckney Island, South Carolina

IMG_2233

Feel free to tag along on one of my favorite walking trails through the salt marsh of coastal South Carolina.  The island is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has a 7.8 mile trail available for a leisure walk or bike ride.

 

Wildflowers are included among the Salt Marsh plants.  Sea-Ox-Eye, vines and Cattails that produce 10,000 seeds a year surround the ponds.

 

Low Tide

Visiting at low tide allows a great opportunity to view many of the marsh plants and shell fish.  Fiddler crabs, oysters and mussels can easily be spotted.

 

The Rookery

 

Wading birds that nest or roost include the White Ibis, Little Blue Heron, and Wood storks. Wading birds occupy as many as 10 nests per tree in the rookery.

 

 

Storms

Hurricane Matthew 2016 and Tropical Storm Irma 2017, left behind mementos of their visit to Coastal South Carolina.

Salt Pan Creatures

IMG_2470

American alligator, preys on young birds that fall from nests in the nearby rookery.

The coastal marshes and waters provide 70 percent of the seafood we eat. Oysters, fish, shrimp, crabs and more.

I use caution when approaching the marsh areas and ponds.  During low tide you have a better view of your surroundings, and with a keen eye you may spot racoons, bobcats, snakes and turtles.

 

Alice

Jos-monday-walk-that-bridge-and-beyond/

Sunday- morning glory

Wildflower of the salt marsh Pinckney Island South Carolina

IMG_2115

 

Pinckney Island, South Carolina

Cee’s flower of the day

Bee Happy 🐝

Alice

Ships and shells

The stand out size of a cargo ship is a definite attention grabber for visitors and locals visiting River Street, in Savannah Georgia.

Savannah Georgia-River Street

IMG_2333IMG_9320

When visiting Savannah Georgia take a few minute break and relax on a bench along River Street.  Hopefully, you’ll have an opportunity to watch the tugboats escort of huge container ship into the Georgia Port located in Savannah.   It’s amazing to see the size of these vessels and it’s cool to wave to the crew.

South Carolina-Oyster shells

IMG_0078IMG_0643

Oyster beds located on the coastline of South Carolina provide a delicacy offered on local menu’s throughout the area.  Recycling stations, landscaping, and tabby construction are good options for the re-use of the shell.

Cees-fun-foto-challenge-piles-or-stack/

Bee Happy 🐝

Alice