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What Would I Find...

Figuring yesterday, since it was Labor Day and a national holiday, there'd be no one working construction work at Pollywog Ponds...so, I drove to check out the damage from the storm throughout the open paths there. Wrong!! They were working. In order to get to the entrance, I had to park a far distance from the gate, and then walk clear around the construction zone. That was okay by me...I could get a few extra steps in my count. It felt good to get outdoors and with a bit of serenity and quiet to the ponds.

As I have mentioned many-a-times, this area is densely wooded. How much damage would I find!?!!

The trees, surprisingly, for the most part, still stood proud and erect. Along the path I found about a dozen broken ones...




Upon arriving to the two ponds and Nueces River bank, the scene was familiar, but a few scattered broken trees. And I interrupted the solace for a few waterfowl that remained at the water's edge [or returned to the area after the storm's wrath]...


Look closely...the two white 'dots' on the pond bank are birds...left, an egret. Right, an ibis.



Look closely...there is a tri-colored heron flying low over the water's surface [lower center]

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  1. Hello, considering the strength of the storm the damage is not too bad. I am sure the trees will be cleaned up and it will all look back to normal soon. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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    1. It's a far away area, not really developed for anything, so I'm doubtful that any damages will be cleared away. But, I've been wrong before. Thanks Eileen.

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  2. Glad to hear this place is not too badly damaged. I wish that were the case for Houston proper. It looks pretty awful. Such good news is great to hear. :-)

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    1. A few miles down the highway, on the island at the village of Port A, it's a whole 'nother story. But, yes, I'm glad to know not much damage here.

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  3. Nice being able to still see beauty even among the destruction.

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  4. I really hate to see beautiful trees broken and falling. Glad no worse!

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    1. Me too Linda...it's sad to see those that have fallen after decades of standing stately and proud.

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  5. The scenes you show us are bad enough but fortunately not as awful as I imagined. It does look as if the birds are going to stay in spite of what has changed.

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    1. Well, you should realize that the media always finds the worst and makes it sound like a horrendous situation...that is what sells the commercial time, y'know!!! Of course, there ARE lives lost, but it's media...they should be taken with a grain of salt.

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  6. so glad the damage is minimal in your bird sanctuary.. we are now watching cat 5 IMRA and I am getting scared.

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    1. Ya, we're watching it too. A Category 5 and it's still at sea. Scary.

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  7. I am so happy that you got to get out and about Anni. The trees down are sad, but thankful that they were not near homes like so many others. I also always wonder about the wildlife that live in area's like you have shared. Take care of yourself and stay safe~

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    1. Ya, me too. The wildlife is such a concern for me...as well as those pets that people do not take care of during such storms...how many are still lost and without shelter?

      Thanks Mary.

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  8. Oh my, the tree pictures are amazing and sad. But I am glad to see some life going on. I see the heron!!!

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    1. You could see the heron?!! Great. Heck, even I had a difficult time finding it and I TOOK the photo. lol

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  9. It is sad to see these trees come down, but nature has a way of taking care of itself.

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    1. Sad indeed...it's so pretty back in the woods.

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  10. I always hate seeing trees down after a storm.

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  11. All things considered, it looks pretty good. Your last shot is just superb.

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  12. It sure could have been a lot worse....

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  13. It's a bit of a mess, but considering that storm, I'm glad it's not worse!

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    1. I, too, am glad it wasn't worse for us...but oh, the neighboring communities had such an awful wake up call on the 24th!

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  14. Glad you were able to get out to do some walking and to see how things were left after the storm.

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    1. Yes, being 'cooped up' indoors is not my way of life. I am glad to have been outdoors also.

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  15. glad to see you back :)

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  16. I'm glad the damage wasn't worse

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    1. Me too, naturally. Thanks Hilary

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  17. Glad you are getting out and about and it is nice to see the birds again. Poor things....Sad to see the trees, but glad the damage wasn't too bad. x Karen

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    1. I'm glad too....but elsewhere it's a different story, I feel for them more.

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