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Part II

...continued from previous post:


After watching the deer for a while, and once it left the area, I checked out the 2nd gazebo seeing nothing that swims or moves, so I returned to Packery Channel Park and left in the car to drive to the waterway to walk toward the Gulf and the beach. The morning was perfect. The temperature was mild, the winds were calm, the fish were jumping, and the quiet made for a pleasant walk. The sand dunes had a golden glow, the sky was clear and blue.  The sea oats were swaying in the gentle breeze and the wildflowers had early morning dew kissing the petals...




The hour was early. And like me, the day-break risers, fishermen were out in droves!! Some along the jetty, some taking their boats out to sea. A gentleman on one side of the jetty was netting live bait while on the other side a gentleman had just reeled in a catfish only to throw it back in the water ...




Getting to the end of the jetty that juts out into the Gulf, I stopped and enjoyed the salt air, the cool drift of air from the water's surface, and watched everything surrounding me. With the loose sand, a car was abandoned after getting stuck. I see this so often it has become a bit comical. Logic would tell me to not even try to drive through this soft sand...the weight of the vehicle will sink!! Looks like the front end was partially torn off in the attempt to pull it out. My goodness...another car, ruined from idiocy!! A dolphin at the channel breaking point came up for air but once to not be seen again.  I spotted a few sea turtles, many gulls, terns. sandpipers, and brown pelicans.  They were all busy hunting for breakfast. The surf, tho very low, was breaking against the jetty's boulders...the sun was getting higher in the sky.





It was time to turn back to where I parked and get home to begin decorating the Christmas tree while the New Orleans Saints played their scheduled game. Besides, a cup of egg nog was waiting for me at home!!!

16 comments :

  1. I love the flowers with the dew on them! Yesterday I couldn't comment at all, so here's hoping this works. :-)

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    1. It was. Thanks for coming along with me.

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  3. those yellow hisbicus are amazing, the droplets so mall they look like ripples in the flower. great shot. I can smell the salt air where all those fisherman are. the weather looks perfect for fishing or photo taking

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    1. I think they're evening primrose. The weather WAS perfect.

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  4. You describe this walk so well I feel as if I am actually there.

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  5. Your description of your walk was nicely poetic. I once picked a sprig of sea oats in SC to use in a craft and was later told it is illegal to pick them. I've seen golf cars stuck in beach sand but never a car!
    The stupidity of these drivers continues to amaze me.

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  6. Sounds like a perfect morning. I could use one like that. I'm laughing at that car stuck in the sand

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    1. Vehicles getting stuck in the sand is 'the norm' around these parts!!

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  7. Why do people do this? It looks like they are trying to drive right into the sea! This is a recurrent nightmare of mine, I drive right off the end of the road into the sea. Your photos are extraordinary today!! Those small, delicate and fancy leaves are so beautiful. And the yellow flower with the dew on it, the way you have captured the light, so gorgeous! Great pictures of the waves around the boat, scary to be actually in it!

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    1. Hmmmmm, wonder what the dream interpreters would say about your recurring nightmare?!!!

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  8. What a great way to spend the morning!!!!

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    1. It was a good start to my day.

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