A salty journal of sunrises, seashells, and shorebirds...
August 15, 2015
Sunrise and Spotted Horsemint
Sunrise on Friday . . . much needed beach therapy after 1 ½ weeks without . . .
. . . This was sunrise last week . . . a lone jogger . . .
. . . The same sunrise from last week, with low tide sandbar and pool . . .
One of the pools held this mullet fingerling . . .
A whole, but battered, whelk shell after I pulled it from the sand . . .
. . . A whelk piece in the shell hash . . . I never tire of finding these.
A large jingle . . . a bi-valve . . . though I've never found a complete one with both shells . . .
I've wanted a photo of this wildflower for some time . . . this is growing by the dunes/roadside along A1A . . . spotted horsemint, a native Florida wildflower , I'm happy to say! It doesn't smell like mint, however. It can be used for a "weak" tea, but ingesting the plant itself, is poisonous.