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📷: @sandiburnsed

I’ve always felt a connection to the water. Growing up in a port city I suppose will do that to you. Until I moved inland, I was always around water. Though even now I live just a few miles from a small marsh and a lake. The sand that surrounds this area was once the ocean floor. It reminds me of growing up along the Ogeechee River.

The sand, the scrub oaks, the spanish moss, all take me to a different time. But I’m not one to dwell on the past, I look to it more as a road sign. Guiding me to where I must go. The road to my current enlightenment began a few years back. When faced with what felt like imminent death, I began to feel peace.

Now it may have been the drugs, but physically I was still feeling pain. But to be real it felt like a weight had been lifted. That the thing I feared most death, no longer had a hold on me. Walking the trails of this park I step across sand that covered the ocean floor. I’m surrounded by tall pines and towering oaks. Both the decaying and the new. Reminding me I’m on sacred ground.

Thinking about the river, my mind looks back and sees a specific set of memories. Memories which ingrained in me a certain set of values. And while things have changed back home, nothing can steal the values I was taught. I suppose no matter where I go I see the water. I hear the echoes of past, present, and the future. Calling me, teaching me. The thing is do me ever stop and listen.

#lessonslearned #listen
#followyourheart #peace #walkingmeditation #breathe #mindfulness #fear #worry #anxiety #panic #calm #zen #home #water #amaturephotography #coastalplain #georgia #sandhills #myhome #truthlies


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Nothing like a good wind blown head fire to cleanse the woods. Love the sound 🔥😀! #LiTup🔥🇱🇷 #Longleafforest #Fireisgood #WhatIdo #Gooutside #Southernforest #Bamawoods #Coastalplain


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Mashes Sands finds. A Wakulla County treasure, this small beach is located at the wide mouth of the Ochlockonee River where it meets Ochlockonee Bay. Tidal marsh pools and mud flats provide a variety of habitat for many kinds of organisms.
#wakullalife #hiddentreasures
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The ACE Basin, one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast, is a gem of South Carolinian coastal plains. This shot, taken from the skies, is one of our favorite captures of this unique piece of land. Have you visited the area yet? Spring and summer is one of the best times to do so, if not. 👌 Photo by @qcphotographer


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great day to take flight @kanebrewing | @neighbrewbeer


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🤠 Sending off my Hobby Divers License Application! Staying out of jail is important to me. 😂.
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#archaeology #relics #paleoindian #projectilepoints #arrowheads #coastalplain #hiking #avocationalarchaeology #sciaa #southcarolina #archaeologist #science #research


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coastal nature walks, beautiful early morning light
#coastalplain #dunes #beachhouse


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The mighty Tar River, overflowing its banks.

Always fun to spend a few days back in the homeland.


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We have a great mid-week motivation for you. Lawton takes you on a trip to Merchants Mill State Park in Gates County, North Carolina. It covers 3,447 acres around a 200-year-old, 700-acre millpond and swamp. We’ve got the spring paddling bug and this is an awesome spot to paddle, view wildlife, and even camp! #findyourpark #springpaddling #ecotours #wildlife #coastalplain


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I finally took some time and trimmed the plants in my Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) aquarium. It is so nice to actually be able to get a good look at these graceful little fish. In the wild, they float through beaver ponds and similar slow-flowing bodies of water on the coastal plain of the eastern United States. They are in decline through much of their range, and the costs of climate change on their populations going forward is not yet known. @enchantingectotherms and I are working on methods for propagation and maintaining ark populations should the need arise. In the meantime, I am just glad I get to appreciate their simple beauty.
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Who's that singing out there??? 🎤🐸🎶🔊 Pseudacris brimleyi (Brimley's Chorus Frog) is well named, in my opinion, because "pseudes akris" means false locust in Greek (brimleyi refers to the naturalist who named the species). You may be familiar with other frogs of the Pseudacris genus, such as Spring Peepers (P. crucifer), Little Grass Frog (P. ocularis) and other Chorus frogs.
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The males frogs start calling when the surroundings reach a certain temperature. They like to stay partially submerged, poking out their heads to sing. Historically, they call from February to April in Virginia. They are found only in the coastal plain, in marshes, swamps, and floodplain forests. This is the only chorus frog you will find east of the Dismal Swamp! But, these were heard last week at Blackwater Ecological Preserve in Isle of Wight county. It was nice to hear their call again at this spot for the first time this year, as I have every year for a while.
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The second photo in this set of a lovely little Brimley's Chorus Frog was found at herpsofnc.org and was taken by Ian Deery. Our page does not take credit for it and I thank the site for their wonderful images and quality information. I highly recommend their site for learning local frogs and their calls. I just wanted you all to see how cute they are up close.
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As an added bonus, the video starts with a longleaf pine seedling that is pretty submerged in the water, which is unexpected for the typically upland species. This one doesn't seem to mind it though. 🌲🌊
(written by @swampgoth🍃)
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#brimleyschorusfrog
#frog #herp #herpetology #swamp #marsh #spring #pseudacris #pseudacrisbrimleyi #coastal #coastalplain #virginia #isleofwight


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Raced up onto the hills last night to catch this brooding bank of raincloud slowly make it's way along the coast from the west...
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#raincloud#rain#hills#thesouthdowns#southofengland#coastalplain#eastrowest#sunset#cloudbank#springisintheair#cloudporn


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This weekend my husband and I went to a local nature preserve to see the yearly blooming of the trout lilies (the yellow flower) and trillium (the deep red). What is so amazing about these flowers is that they only grow in mountainous regions, but these are thriving in the coastal plain of south Georgia. I was thinking what a great lesson that is for us with chronic illness. We might not be in the most favorable conditions to thrive, yet here we are. Everyday, we’re beating the odds, blooming in landscapes that are less than favorable, strange or different from what we’re used to. So keep blooming my beautiful trout lilies! Let’s keep beating the odds and bloom where we’re planted! 🌸🌿


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When visiting Israel people hit up the usuals; Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Golan Heights, Galilee, Eilat and so on and so forth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What you might not have gone to visit on your first trip here is the whole coastal region of the country. We've got miles upon miles of beautiful beaches with heaps of activities, history and fun for all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Nashtatik family are taking advantage today and going to the northern most point of the coast - Rosh Hanikra. You can board a cable car there that will give you unbelievable views down the whole coast and will eventually lead you to stunning grottos. If the weather is right you can even canoe through them! This is not an activity you will regret.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#IsraelWeGetIt #RoshHanikra #IsraelCoast #IsraelMavenTours #TourOperator #TravelIsrael #MeditteraneanSea #Meditteranean #Guides #LocalGuides #TravelSpecialist #FamilyTravels #KosherTravel #JeiwshTours #Israel2019 #VisitIsrael #ILoveIsrael #JewishHistory #Itinerary #CoastalPlain #IsraelCoast #LiveLoveIsrael #Israel_Best #WalkIsrael #LiveLoveIsrael #IsraelTourism #OutdoorIsrael #Israeli #IsraelProud #Kosher⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo Credit: Nisan Hanania


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Vast glasshouses are scattered along the coastal plain under the West Sussex South Downs like these at Tangmere on the old WWII airfield!
#blackandwhite #bnw #bnw_landscape #blackandwhitephotography #bnwphotography #landscapephotography #cloudporn #glasshouse #southdownsnationalpark #tangmere #bnw_sundays #landscape #westsussex #coastalplain #iphone


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The state champion Spruce Pine (Pinus glabra) has lost it's crown, literally.

The spruce pine is unique among the southern pines (seven species locally) in that it thrives in shady hardwood forests among the magnolias, beech and various oaks.
#sprucepine #pinusglabra #floridachampiontree #bigtrees #wakullaspringsstatepark #coastalplain #karstplain #hardwoodhammock #exploreflorida #naturalnorthflorida #outforarun #trailrunning


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Went out for a pint or two at @drinkzeds and @kanebrewing, came home with about 10 pints worth, thanks to @oldmanassume.
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One of the things I love about the craft beer world is the amount of local references in beer names. I was especially happy to see Sneakbox and Coastal Plain.
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A sneakbox is a very unique style of row or sail boat with origins on the Barnegat Bay. I first learned about it while working at a small maritime museum. I’d love to build one some day. And the Coastal Plain is the geographical region where I live. The particular composition of the coastal plain is what allowed the Jersey Pine Barrens to form they way they did.
And now I get to drink those things I enjoy so much!
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#beer #craftbeer #jerseybeer #newjerseycraftbeer #drinkcraft #drinkcraftnotcrap #capemaybrewery #capemaybrewingcompany #alwaysready #kanebrewing #sneakbox #coastalplain #snaganddrop #morningbell #newjersey #nj #americanpaleale #paleale #northeastpaleale #lager #tripleipa #ipa #imperialporter #imperialmilkporter


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Great trail run for a chilly winter morning ... ending with this wonderful view looking out over the coastal plain ... thanks @runwithkaribu #trailrunning #woodlandtrail #runningthroughthewoods #goodwood #coastalplain #myview #lovinglife


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My latest reforestation project. We have restored much of Grace Acres to stands of native longleaf pine in the last few years, but longleaf’s understory companions are slower to populate without the same replanting assistance. Saw palmetto is one of those typical plants, and it’s an important species for deer and other wildlife in the southeastern coastal plain, but it is notoriously difficult to grow from seed. My first attempt on my own last year was a failure. Following some professional advice this time, I gathered fruit from a few Grace Acres palmettos again in October and let the seeds age inside the fruit for three months. This weekend I shelled them (pounding the hulls with an old policeman’s nightstick worked great and sped the picking process). Now I’ll put them in potting soil indoors for another three months then move them outdoors after that. After this preparation, it apparently takes high temperatures to get seeds in the palm family to germinate, so it may be well into summer before I know if Trial 2 is successful. I’ll keep you updated.

#sawpalmetto #nativeplants #coastalplain #longleafpine #wildlifeplant #southeastgeorgia #coastalgeorgia #amazinggraceacres


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Thinking about pine plantations, blackwater, and pedology instead of the fact that it is -20C outside my office
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#tannins #swamp #coastalplain #southga #soil #soilscience #biogeochemistry #analog #diy #rolleicord #triotar #fuji #fujifilm #fuji400h #filmisnotdead #staybrokeshootfilm


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Sitting with the Sandhill Cranes. There were at least a couple hundred of them trumpeting and cooing out it the field. They didn’t mind the wind a bit. I stayed a good distance away so as not to disturb them. #migratorybirds #migration #atlanticflyway #coastalplain #southgeorgia #carolinabays #sandhillcrane #gruscanadensis


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Take a look at these science articles from #aardnews;

CLIMATE: Interior Department Is Cutting Corners and Ignoring Science in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Center For American Progress. #Petroleum #Arctic #CoastalPlain

HEALTH: Aurora 3-year-old is first child to die from flu in Illinois this season; health officials urge vaccine - Chicago Tribune. #AuroraIllinois #InfluenzaVaccine #Illinois

HEALTH: New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China's obesity policy - CNBC. #China #JunkFood #Obesity

SPACE: New Horizons: How an idea in Boulder made history 4 billion miles away - The Denver Channel. #NewHorizons #Spacecraft #BoulderColorado

NATURE: Astronomers see the signatures of a newly birthed black hole or neutron star - The Verge. #BlackHole #TheCow #Supernova

SPACE: The US government shutdown is almost certainly delaying SpaceX's crucial launch - MIT Technology Review. #SpaceX #NASA #Soyuz

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Threatened Community. A recent visit to WA I past this bush area and I spotted the sign "Threatened Ecological Community Site". After doing more research into the area I had never seen or heard of before, I found it to be called the Bordeaux Ramble Reserve classified as sedgelands in Holocene dune swales of the southern Swan Coastal Plain.
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Photo: @chrissythezoologist — in Port Kennedy, Western Australia.

#esaphotocomp #ecology #photography #wildlifephotography #wildoz #nature #wild #threatened #threatenedspecies #coast #coastalplain #sedgelands #WA


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