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Rockport Texas

On Tuesday Morning, the forecasted, predicted, high temperature along the coast was 93 degrees in Corpus, and in Rockport [north of Corpus Christi by 30 miles] it was to be around 85 degrees. I thought it has been nearly a year since I've been to Rockport's beach park, so I hopped in the car and drove up to the area. Now, I drove through the main street in town on highway 35 a couple of times heading to Galveston and Goose Island, but since Hurricane Harvey last August [last time I was at the beach park was July 2017] I have not been in town. Boy, once off the highway, I was again shocked...all my familiar landmarks were/are gone!! The art center, so many sculptures and icons IN the park grounds...gone! The covered pavilions [3 of them]...fenced off...too much damage done from Harvey - and of course human lives/homes/and livelihoods take precedence over park repairs. Anyway, it was a beautiful morning, and I easily walked my 10K steps within the park's boundaries. On the far north side of the park, Rockport officials along with the park administration cordons off a vast area to protect the breeding grounds of shore birds and migratory birds that come here to raise families....right now, for the most part, the three species busy making preparations for the upcoming events are sea gulls, terns, and skimmers...

I took pictures:













After this park and my walk, I drove to Linda Castro's Sanctuary, stopped at the Demo Gardens and Tule Creek Trail...had lunch, stopped at the grocery store in Portalnd and then back home. After my shower I was ready to relax, read my book [Mrs. Sherlock Holmes], fix dinner and watch NCIS's season finale...[by the way, this year's 22 episodes have been greatly disappointing!!!]

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  1. Sounds like the perfect day to me! Love seeing the speckled egg and the beautiful blue water. Hope your holiday weekend is fun and relaxing. x karen

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    1. Other than the build up of heat/humidity, it WAS pretty perfect.

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  2. It sounds like it was hot and humid, all right, but still very lovely. Have a good holiday weekend, Anni! :-)

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  3. Hot and humid sound good to me! Well hot, anyway. NCIS getting too violent for me.

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    1. And not only that of violence...but the scripts & actors are just showing up, and not into their roles. Used to be some 'comedy relief' with the characters...non-existent now.

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  4. I sure don't miss Hurricane season and a reminder of what Mother Nature can offer up. But life continues as demonstrated by the lovely pictures you offer up today.Have a wonderful day! :)

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    1. I don't like hurricane season either, but no mater where one sets up stakes, there's some weather disaster associated with the area.

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  5. Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a delightful but tiring day. I like to read in the evenings, too. We are having a very rainy week and I have not been out and about much. I hope you'll have a very nice holiday weekend.

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    1. It finally rained here some; not enough to break the drought of course. But, every little bit helps ... yep, I enjoy the quiet time in the evenings...reading

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  6. I love the shot of the egg in the nest!
    Those palm trees that have fallen but appear to be still living are so interesting!

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    1. Several grow like that...the strong sea winds.

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  7. Taking a walk with you is always invigorating and enlightening. Thank you and have a grand weekend! I, too, have found this year's NCIS disappointing. Perhaps, things will change. I can only hope!

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    1. I'm always happy to see you come along, Cathy!!

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  8. Really wonderful photos. Love all the birds ones. Thank you.

    God bless.

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