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Day Trippin' on a Blustery Windy Morning in November....



Altho now, it's warmed up and cleared out before the next cold front moves into our area, last week there were a couple of days that were windy, over-cast, chilly and the sea air filled with a threat of rain and South Texas winter-like weather! I walked along Ocean Drive and watched the sea come crashing in against the rock outcroppings along the road. The 'white caps' on the Gulf were minimal, but somewhat turbulent. For a while, while walking, it did sprinkle on me, but soon dissipated...



Lots of birds taking shelter from the wind on the opposite side of the open water on the bay side with the likes of both brown and white pelicans, skimmers, herons, egrets, willets, gulls, sandpipers, ibis and more...as I walked back to the car after watching the breakwater, I spotted a Sanderling just ahead of me, at my feet ...



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  1. Hello Anni, love the shots of the waves crashing on the rocks. Your Sanderling is a cutie! Have a happy day!

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  2. I love the beautiful pictures of the wind and wild water! My favorite is the third from the last on the top left. What a sweet little Sanderling!

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    1. I enjoy the fact that some bloggers, like you, tell me which are your favorites!

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  3. Ah! Sea spray..love it. I feel its power. Sorry there is trash in the last scene (#11). Cute sanderling looks well fed!

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    1. Trash? Didn't notice....but I tend to ignore it since on any given road by the shore there is a lot!

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  4. sweet little sanderling and those rocks are beautiful. we don't have those here, the rocks I mean... and no cold blustery nov weather either. no rain at all since Irma the storm. we need rain again, but the weather is perfect. 60's at wake up and 78 to 80 during the day. I love sea spray, the sound, the smell and the seeing it

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    1. It really rained here! Maybe you have some moisture headed your way soon, tho, there is a storm out there in the Gulf.

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  5. I can almost feel the spray and tang of the salt water! I would love to have been walking with you that day!

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    1. For me, the air is refreshing....and relaxing at the same time.

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  6. Beautiful pictures..

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    1. Thanks! I'm on my way to visit with you.

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  7. What a sweet looking Bird. We've got plenty of rainy overcast days. I'm craving sunshine

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    1. Maybe some sunshine soon....or snow?

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  8. First time I ever saw one.... a cutie :)

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  9. Your b&w pictures are beautiful! I love the second one and the last one the best, but they are all so lovely. :-)

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    1. well....all the photos are 'color'. But maybe it's your laptop/iphone settings? Dunno

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  10. Seeing the waves crashing into the rocks is fascinating.

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    1. These waves are nothing to what I HAVE seen before.

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  11. I don't think I had ever heard of a Sanderling...I need to look them up. The waves hitting the rocks....looks cold and lonely? Sort of gives me a sad feeling.

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  12. those are some big waves! That little bird is so sweet. :)

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    1. These are 'gentle giant' waves in comparison to what CAN be.

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  13. Hello
    Looks like the storm is coming!
    Beautiful pictures!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Yep, we DID finally get a 'gully washer' yesterday!

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  14. I love stormy weather - it blows the cobwebs away!

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  15. Oh I just love the surf hitting the rocks! There's something so thrilling about that! Glad you are having a warm spell. We are getting freezing nights pretty regularly, and days in the 40s, but we haven't had snow again since the one over a week ago. Love your photos!

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    1. Much better change of seasons compared to Tucson, right?

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  16. That gray sky is my favorite kind of sky in November. Add a dash of cold, misty rain, and a wood stove.... perfection!!

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    1. ....plus a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. Or tea?

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  17. The sky and sea looks angry. Looks like it's gonna pour down soon.

    I like rain but not heavy rain. Caught in one while driving yesterday. It was horrible

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    1. I too was 'caught' driving through a micro-burst!

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