When I first started this blog, I managed to publish a post every day for over a year without missing a single day. How I managed that, I still don’t know. Lately, I seem to be only posting a couple of times a week, and trust me it’s not from a lack of photos because I still have tons of shots to share with you from South Carolina. It’s just that life is crazy, and I know you all understand because I’m sure you are all in the same boat.
I have been really busy with an editing job that I try and cram in at night after work, and there is never a dull moment at the office during the day lately either. As a result, I have found myself escaping into a good book whenever I have a spare moment because it’s the hobby that relaxes me the most :). Actually, I think I am truly addicted to reading, but I guess there are far worse addictions that I could have.
Anyway, tonight I was thinking about the beach on Isle of Palms and a sign that we saw every day when we went down to the ocean that said “Keep off dunes. Do not destroy sea oats. $500 fine.” Sea oats once covered the coastal landscape along the Southeastern United States from North Carolina to South Florida, but now apparently they are endangered. Sea oats are considered a primary dune stabilizer and will grow right up to the high tide mark along the beach. One morning as the sun was just starting to rise, Mike and I both stopped to capture this shot of the beautiful oranges and golds showing through the silhouetted sea oats. I love this shot because it’s different than the usual sunrise photo.