Saturday, August 6, 2011

Foto Friday - A sunrise and a beach walk

 


The sun rises,
and nature wakes up
there is an instant reminder
we are alive


The ocean,
it has the ability
to heal our hearts
and to bring joy to our minds and our souls.


























 A common sight among Galveston beaches between May and August is a gulfweed, or seaweed called sargassum which grows in dense intertwined mats in the Sargasso Sea. The Sargasso Sea, in the North Atlantic Ocean, is surrounded by ocean currents and is the only 'sea' without shores.



Different parts of the island vary in their management of the seaweed. There are some areas that are raked and others like the Galveston Island State Park which is a natural area and no raking occurs. The seaweed that ends up at the base of the dunes is important in helping to establish other dune systems, which absorb wave energy during hurricanes and protects the sand from wave erosion.









































 

10 comments:

Kim Stevens said...

Sorry everyone! I was editing some posts that I forgot to add my Foto Friday tags to and somehow blogger decided that this needed to be re-posted?

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Beautiful shots- takes me to a wonderfully relaxed place!

Dyche Designs said...

Such beautiful shots Kim. Wow, that's a whole lot of seaweed.

Rosemary Aubut said...

I can just smell the salt air and feel the spray from the ocean! Well done Kim!

suz said...

Just what I needed to feed my soul:)
Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Such beautiful shots...I really miss the beach from when we lived down South.

Tiffany

PS: Can't stop laughing about your comment. I call for Calgon all the time but never can find it. Ha Ha. Good luck with your project!

Marvett Smith said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Kim! I love that first one!

Stephani said...

Wonderful shots! Love the little one playing in the sand!

Bri @ Mod Memento said...

Oh my, what amazing photography! Thanks for stopping in to say hello on my blog recently! I am so glad you did because I have loved looking through your blog tonight. I love your profile as well where you talk about the beauty of capturing life through the lens of a camera. It's so true! I totally agree!

Danelle said...

Gorgeous sunrise! Worth getting up early for.

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