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A day in the 'hood...

SPRING IS HERE!!  The Mesquite trees are budding out!

Yesterday I walked around Port A. The town is improving...things are getting cleaned up. Readying for Spring Breakers I imagine. After hitting my birding hotspots, I decided to take the 'secretive' walkway around the back side of the ship channel and head to see what improvements, if any, were unknown to most of us 'locals'. Well, I parked my car and walked the 2 mile path. Found myself a bit surprised and shocked, yet not expecting much done...


The state and county are dredging the ship channel...eventually they are going to deepen the 'cut' for larger ships.  The abrupt ending of the path is where there used to be a deck and bench to view the lake.  The deck and bench were washed out during the hurricane!


On the main path to all the boardwalks meandering along the salt flats...of course it too was highly damaged...the other photo shows why - the channel's breaker was washed out and the salt water is now flowing freely into an area that once was...dry.

Here is the section that closed the trail for now...as you can see by the pink arrows I added...this was the first boardwalk to cross...[bottom of photo, the arrow is the beginning...the midsection pink arrow shows the trail]...the boardwalk, of course traversed where the water is now.

Egrets and fog along the ship channel

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Then, these are two rocks I painted to hide somewhere when I go out and about...an act of kindness.  The first one is a high mountain  "climb high" is my message.  The 2nd one is for St. Patrick's Day..."I'm Lucky" with a pot of gold.  I have picked up a 3rd rock, but yet painted.  Gotta think of some subject first.





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32 comments :

  1. Good morning!! I am so happy that spring is just around the corner. Beautiful Egrets.
    What a lovely idea to hide beautiful painted rocks for someone to find.
    Hope you have a a great week.

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    1. Good morning Floremce...thanks!

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  2. I love your random acts of kindness rocks, Anni. I sure wish I would find one myself! :-)

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    1. ...come on down. I can give you hints to where I'll hide mine. lol

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  3. It is so good to see fresh leaves coming on the trees. Hurricane damage lingers, doesn't it? Good rock slogans! I didn't add slogans on mine - just painted flowers and bugs. Now will think of some words to put on mine too.

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    1. All I've seen/found had words on them. But who says they need words...as long as they bring a smile to someone...right?

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  4. Love the spring buds and the cute rocks!
    I could hardly believe it, but I saw a butterfly yesterday!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. It's nice to see Spring spring into action again!

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  5. oh good, now i can be a turtle, LOL... sad to see all the boardwalk gone, it is still a beautiful place though. they may never build it back, that is a lot of money

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    1. Well...they'll HAVE to repair the ship channel part...which will dry up the area & make a new boardwalk, I'm pretty sure.

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  6. Good for the town and all the townspeople! I always enjoy seeing your 'hood, you take us to the best places. Your rocks are really sweet too! Take care, keep hiking and shooting photos!

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  7. Now I am wondering just how long it will take to fix all the devastation, and open the passage for the ships. You are a perfect person the paint the rocks, being such a good artist! And of course, these rocks ARE a work of art. I think you could paint anything!

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    1. I would like to guess 2-5 years, but probably more like 10. Thanks for the compliment Ginny

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  8. Lucky you with spring showing up there. Here it's just been rainy and gloomy and cold.
    Love the rocks. We were seeing them all over the place for a while. I think the novelty has worn off here.

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    1. It's been a longer than most months of winter here...even snow!! I'm ready for warmer days.

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  9. Anni I love the idea of leaving the rock messages!!
    It is hard to believe how much damage was done and how much is left to repair.

    Ohhh scones do you have Panera Bakery near you? If so, their scones are delicious. I recommend the orange scones. The ones on my blog today are their mini scones.
    Hugs Cecilia and Madi

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    1. I want to try scones!! You've convinced me.

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  10. I'm ready for Spring now. Have had enough of the cold, grey miserable days.

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  11. WOW! It is interesting to see the amount of damage still left unrepaired.The little quote at the end brought a good chuckle.

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  12. Your rocks are so pretty! I belong to the rock group here and it is a fun activity that I enjoy with my grandkids.

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    1. That WOULD be fun to do with kids.

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  13. I love the vibrant green in this first photo. Also, nice to see you painting some rocks for the project. It has been great for my small town.

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    1. It's fun... I've started a 3rd one

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  14. The rocks are such a nice idea and I like the message about turtles.

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    1. I thought of you with the 'turtle tale'. :-)

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  15. The mesquite buds are so pretty! There is just something about the new green popping out.
    I like your rocks. Someone will be thrilled to find them.

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    1. I hope so...I'm working on a third one this morning...hopefully I will get it done soon.

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  16. Spring already! How lovely.

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