Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Seabeach Amaranth

The other night as we walked along a South Carolina beach, we spotted cages. I hurried over expecting to see signs indicating sea turtle nests were being protected.

Instead, the sign indicated seabeach amaranth was being protected. I've seen it on beaches before, but I didn't realize how important it is to beach eco-systems.


Seabeach amaranth is found in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. It is an annual plant that germinates from April to June and blooms in July.

Beach erosion and human traffic are two big threats to this plant. The worst blow to this herb was Hurricane Hugo in 1989. It's estimated the hurricane wiped out ninety percent of South Carolina's seabeach amaranth. In 1993 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed it as a threatened species.


If you vacation and spot seabeach amaranth, enjoy the view, but please don't pick it. Thanks!







Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rainy Vacation Days

We all want perfect weather when we go on vacation. This year my family joined together for vacation in Holden Beach, NC.

The week started out with high hopes of bike rides and fun in the sun.

However, it rained, and rained, and then rained some more. We'd come from KY, TX and SC for this week, and we refused to let rain take away our fun.

One day we went to a family fun center where both granddaughters bowled for the first time. The oldest even got to play laser tag.

Another morning, we had a girls' morning out and made pottery.

We played lots of games inside and enjoyed being together. We went out for ice cream and even shopped a little.


These were just some of the things we did during the rain. We were so happy to be together, we enjoyed every minute of Vacation 2018. I hope you're able to enjoy some fun family time this summer.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

National Cheese Day

I discovered June 4 is National Cheese Day. It's also National Hug Your Cat Day.

I can eat cheese, but I'm severely allergic to cats. So, I won't be hugging anybody's cat.

How will you celebrate June 4? Hug your cat or eat a hunk of cheese? Whatever you do, I hope you have a good day!

Guest post by Brooke Sturdevant

Today please welcome guest blogger Brooke Sturdevant. She wrote this when she was in second grade about our move to South Carolina. The g...