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"America's future is not written by our enemies... America's future is written by our heroes."
~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day




On the Gulf...on the Seawall

On Mustang Island, there was this early in the morning...



...it's NOT a tornado. It's this. Kinda like a tornado, but happening over a body of water...hence, a water spout.


Then, off I go to walk the early morning along the seawall downtown...


A view of the USS Lexington through the pillars of a mirador.


A blue heron on the wall watching the gentle surf...a tie for ships along the dock


A cargo ship washing anchor...the three flags of Our Town...Corpus Christi city flag, USA, and Texas state flag.  [do you know how hard it is to get all three flapping in the breeze at one time...dozens of photos taken before I could get 'em in sync.  lol]



Heron and small turnstone...and an 'odd' looking boat,,,I had no idea what it was.  lol



The art museum and the culture complex showing the Bank Center and part of the Auditorium



Along the dock and the harbor bridge

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Vine climbing up along one pathway along the seawall [see the bug?]


Same plant [there are several]...and a 'lucky penny'?  Nope it's tails up!!


More of the plants...with the Federal Court House in the background...a heron


One of many Miradors...C C partial skyline ---between the white building in the center and the red-roofed courthouse, is the beginning of Interstate 37 to San Antonio.

22 comments :

  1. love the Lexington through the pillars and love the federal courthouse with the tree in the power lines and the two buildings are works of art. the bank and museum I mean.. my favorite pic today is the LOCK. love it

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    1. Nope, not power lines...just cables for the vines.

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  2. I imagine those flags were tough to get in sync. If I saw that water spout I woud have thought tornado and probably made a run for it.

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    1. They usually peter out quickly.

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  3. Hello, great photos. The water spout is cool. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks. Hope you're enjoying the weekend too.

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  4. Found the bug (finally). And that is a neat water spout picture, Anni. Enjoyed all your shots. :-)

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  5. The penny might be very valuable...looks like a non copper from WWII.... Thanks for the walk today...lovely.:)

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    1. Nah...it's probably just from the thick heavy salt air from the Gulf.

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  6. Good series! I love the lock picture. The shot of the SS Lexington through the pillars is an eye catcher!

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  7. You nailed it with the flags all flying!! The bug is such a bright red that I thought it was part of the flower! I have never seen one like this. What a beautiful trip with so much to see. The odd boat looks like part of it may be a barge. The harbor bridge is frightening to me! So many bridges are crumbling and being repaired here. Talk about being in the right place at the right time for that water spout!! It is an incredible picture!! I also like your artistic shot of the lone lock.

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    1. Thanks Ginny...and it just MAY be part of a barge.

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  8. I could not see the blue heron on the wall. It must have flown away by the time I visited your Blog.

    God bless.

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    1. You didn't scare it away did you? Let's see...nope he's still there at the water's edge.

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  9. I like that lock too. I thought of you a few days ago when my daughter and a friend stopped by on their way to Corpus.

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    1. Too bad you didn't come here with them ... we coulda had lunch.

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  10. There is a Bridge leading to Cape Cod where I am from, that is quite similar to your bridge. So many wonderful pictures.

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    1. There are two bridges I remember back East ... The Chesapeake Bay toll bridge & the Mississippi bridge at Hannibal

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  11. Oh shoot! The long comment didn't get through, but the shorter one did. Thanks for leaving a comment. That particular post was special because all but my three cousins are gone now and the family has sort of fallen apart. Amazing what my Grandmother did. She was the glue that kept our family together for years and years and I never even understood that!

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