Alum Crystals Time Lapse

Grow these crystals by dissolving alum in half a cup of boiling water. You’ll need about 2-1/2 tablespoons of alum. Allow the solution to sit undisturbed. Within a couple of hours, you’ll have this!

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February 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Garden City Pier in January

Garden City Pier
Garden City

Here’s the Garden City, SC pier at low tide in January. It’s not exactly bikini weather, but the South Carolina beaches are not too shabby in the winter!

January 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Sandscape at Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Sandscape

Pawleys Island Sandscape

Here’s the inlet side of the beach at Pawleys Island. The water is cold, but the sun spangles are so pretty!

January 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Portuguese Man-of-War

Portuguese Man of War

Portuguese Man of War

The downside of the water still being warm is that these are around. This is a Portuguese man of war, washed up on the beach. This particular one lost its stinging tentacles in the surf somewhere, yet was still alive and moving (I didn’t know they did that!). If you see one, the only part you might want to touch is this brightly-colored float, otherwise don’t risk a sting. If you get stung, here’s how to treat it. Remember… the tentacles can sting you even if they are detached from the rest of the animal or if the man of war is dead. Don’t walk barefoot around them and keep an eye out for them in the water.

November 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Atlantic Sand Castle

Sand Castle

Sand Castle

Here’s a pretty sand castle! The Atlantic is still warm, so why not head to the beach?

November 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

October at Pawleys Island

Eric and Sakari at Pawleys Island

Eric and Sakari at Pawleys Island

It’s late October, but the water is still wonderful at Pawleys Island!

October 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Garden City Sand Castle

Garden City Sand Castle

Garden City Sand Castle

Here’s a sand castle I saw near the Garden City pier. Pretty nice, don’t you think?

September 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

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