Letter From the Editor: Ordinary Beauty

By Leslie Moore

Letter From the Editor: Ordinary Beauty

One of the joys of summer, for me, is being on the beach more.  While I do go when the weather is cooler, the summer is always more fun. Almost every morning I leave my house and head down to get some exercise and enjoy the peace and beauty of the ocean.  This morning I passed a woman I thought I knew and stopped to say hello. It was Mary Schneider, one of the head volunteers with S.C.U.T.E., the local organization that works to protect the endangered loggerhead sea turtles. S.C.U.T.E. volunteers walk area beaches every morning at dawn from May through October, moving turtle nests out of harm’s way and watching over them until the hatchings arrive later in the season. This morning, Mary was waiting for additional volunteers to help her move a new turtle nest to a safer spot beyond the high tide line, and she allowed me to peek into the nest and see the eggs! It was a beautiful way to start my day. As I walked back home to get ready for my work day, I realized how blessed I am. It was just an ordinary Tuesday and a walk I do most every day. I could have walked right by Mary and missed an amazing experience. Each day, if I have the eyes to see, there is beauty in the ordinary.

Because of the tireless dedication of S.C.U.T.E. and other volunteer sea turtle protection organizations, these giant sea creatures are thought to be in recovery. To find out how you can help, visitwww.debordieuscute.org or find them on Facebook.

Happy Summer!

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About this writer

  • Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore

    Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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