Did you know that Florida has 663 miles of beaches? No wonder it gets more than 80 million visitors a year. My family and I always look forward to our vacations in Daytona, Florida during the frigid winter break. The other night as I was sitting on the couch the smell of an orange, my sister had been eating, reminded me of one of my vacations in Florida. I will never forget the moment when I rolled the car window down and smelt the fresh sweet air. I couldn’t wait to walk along the beach and feel the soft white smooth sand between my toes. All I wanted to do was go to the beach. I could hear the pelicans screeching, a little girl screaming as her mother splashed her, the airplanes and boats even and the palm trees swaying in the wind. The first thing I did when I got there was change into my bathing suit. I was too excited to even put sunscreen on or wait for my parents. I would run onto the beach straight into the salty warm water. My siblings and I would spend the whole day skim boarding. Eventually we got tired and would lie on the damp warm sand and look into the cloudless cerulean blue sky. The blazing hot sun felt so good on our backs and the grains of sand glistened in the sun like a diamond ring. I’ll never forget visiting my Uncle Dave’s house in Orlando and seeing how gigantic their oranges trees were. They towered over me and it smelt like one of those strong orange cleaners. My Uncle would always pick out the best oranges. My mouth waters every time I think about how sweet they are. Usually bedtime is always a problem for me, but in Florida I fell asleep like a baby. It’s not just the beach, but the things that surround it soothe me. I’m comforted by the sounds of the ocean and I love sleeping on the balcony. I fell asleep to the sound of the waves smacking onto the shore and gently moving back into the sea. I loved feeling the wind caress on my
under the white sand at the Jersey shore. They were pressed together, and the pebble in his mouth was her tongue. He was smiling. Vaguely, he was aware of how quiet the day was, the sullen paddies, yet he could not bring himself to worry about matters of security” (Chen 86). Cross was too busy dreaming about being at home with Martha to realize that his friend was in danger. He was not “there”. Although he was in his fox hole making out with a pebble, in Cross’ mind, he is on the beach in New Jersey…
including a copy of his journals for his family. He had some expertise in geology, including beetle collecting and dissecting marine invertebrates but in other areas he was a less experienced.
On their first stop ashore at St. Jago, Darwin found that a white band high in the volcanic rock cliffs included seashells. Captain FitzRoy had given him the first volume of Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology which set out uniformitarian concepts of land slowly rising or falling over immense periods, and Darwin…
with the tide. These thoughts always seem to cross my mind once my bare feet have edged into any form of water. All water leads to the sea, and when I find myself standing on the shoreline of the pond in my backyard I can picture myself standing on a beach with brilliant blue waters surrounding me. It doesn’t stop there though, for all I know I could take a step back and suddenly be lost in the midst of a jungle with animals calling to one another and sunlight just barely peeking through the canopy of…
First up, we are going to do some work on your vocab. Look up the following words and then use it in a sentence, referring to a text you have studied.
I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty. As I feel that the opportunities which…
spread of both biotic and abiotic factors which provides a suitable ecosystem for all wildlife but unfortunately this unindustrialized location is becoming over developed. This takes a toll on Hastings point ecosystem immensely because the estuary, beach and the living organisms are slowly diminishing in…
was in the middle of his WWII front line experiences on land and sea and in the air, is subjected to my now developed mind's eye viewpoint and interpretations of my parents' first hand recollections. Back then, it was a Life and Death, black and white time in their cognitive world- long range relationship accented with wartime postings; school, and conjugal visiting times. I have only an experimental, experiential research basis to draw current information from my parents during those developing…
CALIFORNIA DEPAR TMENT OF EDUCATION • SACRAMENTO, 2010
Visual and Performing Arts
The California Preschool Learning Foundations (Volume 2) was
developed by the Child Development Division, California Department of Education. This publication was edited by Faye Ong,
working in cooperation with Laura Bridges and Desiree…