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The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser; A Book By Cecelia Dailey

The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser; A Book By Cecelia Dailey

Using fabric, wax, and dye, internationally renowned artist Mary Edna Fraser has transformed the techniques of batik from its ancient origins and forged new visions of our planet from the sky to the ocean floor ―creating wonder, awe, and an awareness of the environment.

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Big Talbot Island’s Blackrock Trail; By Cecelia Dailey

Big Talbot Island’s Blackrock Trail; By Cecelia Dailey

The locals call it “lava beach”—a misnomer which leads some to believe the unique formation found here are igneous in origin. But these mystifying “black rocks” crumble to the touch, staining the hands, feeling gritty with sand. Although many are black, these “rocks” are sometimes light colored, deep red or burnt brown.

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Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Since 2008, concerned citizens and environmental organizations have opposed the development of Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

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Part 2:  Excursions in Cape Romain; By Cecelia Dailey

Part 2: Excursions in Cape Romain; By Cecelia Dailey

Through a series of excursions, I bring to you some ground-truthing in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, SC as an amateur naturalist.

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Cape Romain – Part 1: Decoding the structure of Cape Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Cape Romain – Part 1: Decoding the structure of Cape Island; By Cecelia Dailey

Cape Romain is South Carolina’s only cape and its most erosional coast. Change is happening rapidly here.

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Cape San Blas, Florida; By Celie Dailey

Cape San Blas, Florida; By Celie Dailey

On the Apalachicola River Delta, Cape San Blas is part of a barrier island chain along Florida’s northwest coast that stretches westward, across the bay of Mobile, AL.

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Asilah, Morocco: A Coastal Town Seeking Modernity; By Celie Dailey

Asilah, Morocco: A Coastal Town Seeking Modernity; By Celie Dailey

Asilah is a beautifully revived town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco whose medina is white washed every year in preparation for its annual arts festival. Outside the medina walls lapped by ocean tides, there is a craggy shore with bright green algae growing on its eroded rocks. To the north, there are wide, flat sandy beaches but to the south, cliffs and caves are found on shoreline.

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Ancient La Caleta Beach and Cove; By Cecelia Dailey

Ancient La Caleta Beach and Cove; By Cecelia Dailey

From the south, the route to the ancient city of Cadiz moves through rolling hills lined with windmills, then miles of estuary and flooded fields along the Andalusian coast of Spain. Abandoned and living mouths of alluvial rivers deposit sediment to the ocean and along the shore here.

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Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey

Morris Island Lighthouse & the Moving Beach; By Celie Dailey

Morris Island Lighthouse is now located over 1,500 feet out to sea on a sand shoal surrounded by a small seawall. The relatively deep 35-foot foundation of the spindle has allowed it to continue standing as the land moved out from under it. Originally constructed a quarter-mile behind the beach, the lighthouse has survived storms, rising sea level, and barrier island migration since 1876.

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