The Perfect Space

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Another beautiful beach yoga class by the sea with the very iconic Folly Beach Pier in the background. This space is so great because it’s a little out of the busy area of downtown, but still has that VIEW!

Hope to see you for beach  yoga soon!

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Feather in a Tidal Pool

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A feather floating in a tide pool on a Folly Beach walk…beauty is all around us.

At the spot where we teach beach yoga we are often treated to tidal pools. Sometimes they catch stunning creatures like crabs or small fish. Sometimes we see starfish..especially in late winter. For our children, getting to come with us to work is a true delight when the remnants of high tide remain on the shore. Separate from the current of the ocean these fascinating and fleeting pools by the sea warm quickly in the sun and allow for a little more relaxed and exploratory play on the beach.

It’s a fairly common sight honestly, but there’s just something so mesmerizing about watching something so natural and beautiful floating in a tide pool by the sea beside an oyster shell…

 

Folly Beach Cactus Plants

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Ever notice the local Folly island cacti plants? 🌵😍🌵😍🌵The particular cactus photographed here hides in the underbrush along the beach access walkway at 5th Street East that leads in to our beach yoga classes. Please don’t blindly poke your hands in there! LOL But always keep your eyes peeled on the island. There is some magical and interesting hidden everywhere!

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Sea Turtle Hatching Video

Ya’ll!!! So remember we were just talking about sea turtle nesting season? This amazing video got posted on Facebook on July 12 by Karen Player Futrell who was on vacation on a nearby beach Isle of Palms. It’s amazing and absolutely worth watching in full–there are SO many adorable tiny turtles!

Keep an eye out for these nests when you’re out and about on the island or any of the beaches in the Charleston, SC area. Remember to never touch or disturb a sea turtle nest and to turn out the lights at night on the beach to help the babies keep their sense of direction on their way back out to sea.

The turtle nest near our beach yoga class spot is still holding strong as far as we know—but it won’t be long before there are little fin scoots through the sand!

<– Art by Jenny – www.BeachBumFamily.com

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Stingray!

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Check out this sizable stingray a fisherman pulled in on Folly Beach! Though not the largest stingray we’ve ever seen it definitely wasn’t small and put up quite a fight. Amazingly the fisherman seemed determined to get his hook back and fought the good fight before releasing this beautiful creature back to sea.

Did you know that the “stingray shuffle” could save you a painful and sometimes life threatening sting from one of these bad boys? The stingray doesn’t have any animosity toward humans but it is easily startled in the dark waters of the ocean and it will react defensively, sometimes stinging. To do the “stingray shuffle” you simply shuffle your feet where you’re standing in the ocean to kick up a bit of sand into the water. Stingrays can sense the disturbance and will typically move away from you.

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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Cheering for all of these little guys and gals out on the island tonight! These sweet little babies were laid close to our beach yoga class spot. We are so very much hoping to see little scoots in the sand headed back to their real home soon!

Fun fact I learned tonight on FollyTurtles.com: Female turtles will return to the beach that they were born on to lay their eggs. How beautiful is that? Folly gals!

Such a tiny fraction of these beautiful creatures will survive to reproduce….but YOU have the power to help. Remember lights out on the beach at night, fill in any holes and knock down sand castles at the end of the day, and please clean up any trash.

 

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Figs in Charleston South Carolina

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Just sharing a little snapshot I took of these delightful green figs growing here near Charleston, SC. This place has such an amazing climate for growing so many varieties of your own foods in a home garden. What a treat this amazing Southern climate is for anyone who loves to garden!