First I will say a late (9pm) Happy Cactus Monday to my CM friends, with a selection of beach succulents as my contribution! I found some amazing little plants growing right out of the sand! I am thinking of taking a pot ready for sand and a few small cuttings over there ASAP. Especially the red one you will see.
Below is another purple flower which blooms from those long runners I showed in the first batch of beach photos...it sure looks like a sort of Morning Glory, doesn't it?
A rocky little cove.
A beach succulent that turns red in the bright light...I have a second pic right under this one that is bright scarlet red...these were really neat to find. I know no names as of yet on these beachy plants...but will need to try and do some research!
A little plant just growing right out of the sand!!! Amazing!
This one below looks like the same succulent as the red ones above, that just hasn't turned red yet...but this one has little round balls on it. I am wondering if the leaves start out round, and elongate over time...Interesting!
Here are a few scraggly looking plants growing directly out of sand.
As I was leaving, I decided to look about for some insect life for my friend, Cindy at Bug Safari, and I found this giant darn web...
And then I found the female (due to size) Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes). Commonly known as a Banana Spider. As I was taking pictures, a guy who was nearby watching, me commented on their name and that "they get huge"! I couldn't wait to get home and find out about them. The females get much larger than the males...and their webs can be monterous in size! I actually ended up passing many more as I was leaving. Amazing what you can find in the insect world, if you take the time to look! Cindy will be proud of me...even though I haven't yet found a praying mantis for her here in Florida! Ha.