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Getting Hotter and Hotter....

I don't know how many times I walked along these without even thinking of getting photos?!! Hundreds of times...maybe a gazillion. LOL At a birding center on Mustang Island, there are a few fence sections to keep us humans from invading and tearing up the sanctuary and its environment. Carved 'warnings' in the wood and highlighted texting...
linking to Good Fences



...taken early one morning before the scorching sun rises---


The morning sky before sunrise with the planet Venus as the morning 'star'.


--by afternoon a sea breeze comes in and the palm trees in the downtown area sway gently in motion, reflecting on the bank building highrise...


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  1. awesome, thank you my friend for sharing...btw I loved the post about the old court house, so many times while there I wanted to get closer, but back then it was mostly film, and I had a cheapy film camera with no zoom :( but thank you for the post

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    1. ...even when you were here, it was deteriorating fast, huh?

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    2. Yes it was very much so, I was always so sad to see that beautiful building going to shambles!!!

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    3. ...what a shame the city never realized it's historic value until it was too late.

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  2. I love the birds only and turtle crossing signs! Wow, also the palm tree up against the glass building with the wind and the reflection, I LOVE that picture!! I have never been able to snap Venus this bright or big!

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    1. ....I can never get a very clear photo of stars or planets....this one is blurred because of the zoom and no tripod. Thanks Ginny

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  3. I have not seen such a sign indication before. Wind is blowing very strong. The imabe of the palm on the building looks beautiful!

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this post.

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  4. I love the signs, some people need signs to keep them on the trails. Love the palm tree blowing in the wind and reflections. Great series.. Have a happy day!

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  5. I like those signs, I wonder if squirrels obey that birds only sign?

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    1. Squirrels, I think, are above the law.

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  6. Love the turtle crossing. That could keep traffic backed up for a while. lol The night shot is a beauty as is the reflection.

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    1. LOL....'traffic jam'..........love that concept. Good one.

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  7. I like the signs - hope people listen to them! That reflection shot is really good!

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    1. Every time we've been there, there are no human trespassers. Thanks Mari.

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  8. That looks like more than a sea breeze to me. It's awfully early to be so hot, isn't it? :-)

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    1. ...no, not really....this is about right on temperatures...but, I was spoiled by our cool mornings this Spring.

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  9. Great fences...

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  10. :) Nice fences! The reflection is beautiful!

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  11. i love the fencing and signage. :) great ones. really like that palm waving in the wind and the reflection.

    thanks for linking, anni!

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    1. ...thank you for hosting AND stopping by today Ms. T

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  12. These are great fences and signs! I have to admit, though, I really love the photo of Venus... it's the perfect image of a cool morning before a scorcher of a day!

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    1. ...if you wanna call 'cool' a mere 74 degrees at 5 a.m.

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  13. Oh, we don't see much signs like these; surely good way to let people know the situation. Love the Venus and the reflection of the Palm trees on the building glasses are wonderful♡♡♡
    Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  14. The signs are interesting! I love the reflection of the palm trees in the window. Have a wonderful day, Anni. Greetings, Jo

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  15. A perfect addition to Good Fences! These are important fences. I would love to visit here. Hugs.

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    1. stop here when you travel....I'll show you 'round town.

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  16. I have to chuckle because I will pass some things a hundred times or more before I think to take a photo....

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    1. ...isn't that something? Some things are way too obvious while stuff like this is ignored 'til a light bulb flashes!!

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  17. It's a great idea to carve big letters on the fences. No one can say they didn't see the warning signs.

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  18. So many times I think to take the photo but never do. Then one day the subject is changed or completely gone.

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  19. I like the signs on the fencing, especially the turtle crossing! Love that shot of Venus, too!

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    1. ...thanks & Happy Anniversary you two.

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  20. don't you just love how we can be... 'present but absent' ...at times...great signs on the fences too...

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    1. ....it's a natural thing for me these days!!

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  21. Hi There, I think it's smart to put up fences in certain places to keep people from messing up the natural area. I notice on trails that there will be signs saying to PLEASE Stay on the Trail... BUT--I also notice that people don't follow that rule.. They make their own paths thus ruining the natural area... Grrrrrrr.....

    Love reflection photos... They are always some of my favorites. Did you see my last two photos on my June 11th post --showing reflections. They may be my best ones ever.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. MISTAKE: Sorry.... I was referring to my June 9th post instead of the 11th... Duh!!!! Sorry

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    2. I rarely think of getting reflections....will have to work on that.

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    3. ...and no problem...June 9th! Gotcha.

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  22. the fences and signs are neat, as well as the Venus capture. i love your reflection of the palm tree.

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  23. Sure like the signs especially the turtle crossing. Hope it's cooler there then here in the afternoons.

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    1. ...not so much...about 95 in the afternoons.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful photos and perfect for the three blog hops.
    Have a great afternoon.

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  25. That last photo is stunning!

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  26. I love the "Turtle Crossing" picture and also that moon shot :-)

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    1. ...well, it's Venus. Thanks for visiting.

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    2. Oh I should have read the caption more carefully :)

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    3. ...no problem....we all do it...it's difficult to go from one blog to another and get it ALL correct...right?!!! I do it too.

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  27. I love the 'Birds Only' sign! :-)

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this Judy.

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  28. It is too bad that it takes fences and signs to stear people away from areas where they don't belong. But, the fences and signs are handsome and add a little to the beautiful surroundings, so they did it right. Your picture of the blowing palms reflecting on the building is very special. I have tried to capture wind action in our trees, but they are too bushy. The palms play the role perfectly. Another delightful post, Hootin' Annie ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. ...thanks Andrea...The palms always make a good subject in the coastal winds, I think.

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  29. So many interesting fences all around, we just have to take the time find them. You shared some nice sights.

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    1. ...yep, the thing is....how many have we just walked by or driven by without a 2nd thought? Thanks LV

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  30. You assembled a great collection of fences! Enjoyed them all. :)

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  31. you captured the wind. On Tuesday evening, we had 170kmh storm.

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    1. 170kmh winds? I will have to convert this to American measures...but it sounds terrible in my mind!!

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  32. Such a great place and your photos are wonderful. Love the signs on the fences - kind of folk artsy.

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  33. Hi Anni ... I always love your photos. The fences and signs are interesting but I wonder how many people really pay attention to them. Thanks for sharing.
    Always so happy to have you stop by Timeless Treasures. Thanks for the nice comment.
    Be Blessed.
    Audrey Z.

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    1. ...thanks Audrey...you KNOW I enjoy your treasures.

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  34. I adore those signs, that is my kind of place!

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    1. ...for me too, it's a favorite stop on our birding expeditions.

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  35. I find the signs interesting, now I will have to keep a look out for interesting signs on our little island. :)

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    1. ...thanks....I look forward to what you may find.

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  36. Nice shots - I love that last one - it's great!

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  37. Nice shots and lovely post, Wonderfull, greeting from Belgium

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  38. Hahaha Hahaha .... I is to be completed surely laugh at you hear pictures. Great text from "just for birds" and the other gates are found very nice :-)

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    1. ...thanks...glad you enjoyed the 'signs'

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  39. Interesting sighs intrigued. And protecting the birdies home territory...;)

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    1. Yep...as long as we humans respect the 'cautions'. Life will be much prettier in these areas.

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  40. Oh you are so right hot hot hot here and too early! Today felt like Hawaii. Sunny, instant clouds, rain shower and then just plain tropical...w super hot sun..steam rising off the pavement. I love your photos as usual.
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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    1. I don't ever remember Hawai'i being hot! The temperatures, even when it rains there, stay about the same year 'round. It's a perfect place to retire. LOL

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  41. The reflection is better than the reality.

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    1. ....if you insist!! I like 'em both.

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  42. Love your sign idea. Can't understand Bud's objections. lol

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  43. Great shot of Venus

    Mollyxxx

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  44. Love your wallpaper here!!! So cute! Isn't it funny how you can pass by something so many times and never think of it as picture material, then one day, you realize there's something there worth keeping!

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    1. ...HELLO stranger!!! Hope you're doing well.

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  45. I like those wood signs... very cool!

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