Fresh, loose dry powder Winter white, summer snowy Not ice, crystal quartz The sand on Destin's Emerald Coast, running along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is composed of crystalline quartz. It looks white, as pure as the driven snow, but it is actually clear and as fine as sugar.
June 6, 2010; originally published at "If Mom Says OK" Today, I wept. The outer edge of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached the Panhandle of Florida. I walked the beaches of Navarre, a few miles southeast of Pensacola and found small tar balls at the tide line. … Continue reading Five years ago – Deep Horizon