Tag Archive | Atlantic Ocean Beach

The Flower That Lights up the Beach

Salty air, dry sandy soil, and full sunshine are the ideal conditions for the beach sunflower to flourish. It is a common wildflower of Florida’s Atlantic beach environments where it grows on the coastal dunes.  This plant survives the droughty soil by storing water in its tap-root. Lateral roots help to hold it in place […]

Bounty on the Beach!

    Sitting on the shore in Cocoa Beach Florida, my senses take in the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Coast. Today strong northeast winds cause an angry sea. Waves crash on the sandy beach drowning out the sounds of children playing on the beach. The wave outflow forms a swash of water that carries […]