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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
12:36 A.M.



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PHOTO HUNT 2009 THEMES


HOPE



WHERE THERE ARE SHRIMP BOATS, THERE IS HOPE!!!



When the shrimp boats come in with a day's haul, the birds have hope! High hopes of getting the scraps from the catch. And they do!!! It's so fun to be there at the T-heads when the boats troll in slowly to dock....you can watch and get up very close and personal with the hopeful pelicans!!!

These photos, below, were taken on New Year's Day 2009 while Bud and I walked along the shoreline drive and marina ....


50 comments :

  1. Yum do you you think I could ride there too and get some shrimp

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  2. Happy New Year! We had shrimp on New Years Eve...yummy!!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  3. Fantastic shots!! Hope you have a fantastic 2009!

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  4. Sorry, but upon seeing that first line in your entry, my first reaction was "Probably not for the shrimp, there ain't"! ;D

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  5. Great shots Anni, There;s definitely the hope of a snack for the Perlicans! A happy New YEar to you and your family

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  6. lucky pelicans??? i'll have me some shrimp too thank you!

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  7. Some day we're going to spend time in our RV on the coast of Texas, around Brownsville area, I think. Heard it is beautiful. We live on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  8. A great choice & shots.
    Have seen the gulls follow the trawlers, but not fortunate enough to view pelicans!

    TY for visiting me & Happy New Year to you too.

    Blue

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  9. That first shot is absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. What great shots! I've never seen real pelicans.

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  11. What a great way to show hope? And is that the moon? Brilliant!

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  12. Archie: No, that isn't the moon...I just highlighted the pelicans on the net arms.

    ~Anni

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  13. Ah, my favorite bird! Good take on the theme...

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  14. Great shots for this week's theme. Those pelicans look extremely hopeful for a snack.

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  15. Those are fabulous birds... I've never had the privilege to see them up close... beautiful!!

    That is hope, indeed!

    :-)

    MommyWizdom

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  16. Oh! That is GREAT!!! I love it! I've never seen a shrimp boat before! (or I wouldn't have known that's what it is if I did see it!) But I LOVE pelicans and that is just an awesome picture! All of 'em actually! HOPE springs eternal!

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  17. What a wonderful walk ! I would have loved to see that !

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  18. First, I love your blog header. Those mice are adorable.

    Second, your photos are wonderful. When I read the first line, I was like YEA I Hope for shrimp! LOL!

    Hope

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  19. Great shots. Shrimping over here is really on the down side right now, but hopefully with the price of fuel going down the shrimpers will be able to get back on top of things, but then of course the price they get for shrimp is down now so the vicious circle continues. All that from a bankers point of view -- hubby's world if ag lending.

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  20. Wonderful shots Anni and a great take on the theme Happy New Year!

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  21. A new year and new hopes!
    Great shots~

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  22. Anni,

    Awesome photos. I have seen pelicans up close. They are such interesting birds. I'm sure you and Bud had fun watching their antics.

    Have a great day, my friend. Not doing much here except resting and trying to get over this terrible sinus infection.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  23. I've never seen pelicans in person, I guess they don't like our cold temperatures! lol Heck, I don't like our cold temps either...it's 3F right now! It certainly would be interesting to watch these boats coming in and seeing all those pelicans. I don't care for seafood much but I do like deep fried battered shrimp:-) xoxo

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  24. Wonderful post for this week's theme! I love all the images ... especially the pelicans! Mine's at Happily Retired Gal, so I'll sign in with that link.
    Hugs and blessings,
    storyteller

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  25. We stopped by to say hello in the hope that it's warmer where you are than where we are in Hastings UK, we have loads of fishing boats here too but no Pelicans sadly.

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  26. The standing pelican looks to be such a somber, staunch fellow, ...yet when a meal shows up they become very animated! And the sqwabling and sqwakiing!! They are the kind of bird that happens to look much more at ease flying than balancing on a rocking boat LOL.

    Great highlighted photo to illustrate HOPE!

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  27. Cool photos, Anni. I love this post. They certainly are waiting hopefully for a meal. I hope that your new year will be filled with blessings and all you are hoping for.

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  28. Great series of photos!!! I like your new template.

    I 'hope' you get a chance to come see my post and leave your link.
    http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-hope/
    Happy New Year!

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  29. Love the pictures. It reminds me of a song from eons ago. "Shrimp Boats Are A Comin'" "Shimp boats are a-comin there's dancin' tonight." I always liked that song.
    Happy Year
    Charlotte

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  30. I really love your photo's! Great take on the theme this week :) Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  31. Great (and funny) take on hope!

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  32. Ah, I love pelicans! They look especially cool when they are flying.

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  33. Oh I like it nice take this theme Anni...Happy weekend. Mine is up.

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  34. I don't care for shrimp, but I hope the birds get a snack. Great photos. I haven't been by in a while and hope all is going well.

    Happy New Year

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  35. I love what you did for the theme of hope this week! Great pictures of all those hopeful birds!

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  36. Wow. That is up close. I thought the first shot was the moon, too. heh. Lovely photo.

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  37. Those are great photos of the pelicans. Love what you did to your blog,.... of course, it always looks great! Have a Happy New Year.

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  38. Great shots and a fun & unique approach to the theme. Happy New Year! ThanX for stopping by.

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  39. i love this post. possibly the one i love best from yr blog so far :)

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  40. Beautiful photo Anni! Postcard perfect I always say :) And this entry actually reminds me of the undying hope of one Forrest Gump. Good job! :)

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  41. Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. The pelicans come prepared with their own lunch pouch, too. Birds always love a free lunch...much like humans.

    Great photos! Happy New Year!

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  42. What fun photos! I hope the pelicans got something for their efforts:)

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  43. great shots of the pelican. happy new year

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  44. I love pelicans! We have a flock that lives here on our little Lake Loveland. They are so photogenic!

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  45. Cool pictures for the theme-hope :)

    Happy New Year Anni!! :P

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  46. I see why the birds are so hopeful. Great shot, BTW.

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  47. OH MY GOSH ...... they are beautiful..... My artist brother has a beautiful Pelican painting in a gallery somewhere that I would love to show you !!!!!!!!!! If I ever have a sun room I would love to "buy" it from him........

    I love the pictures..... makes me want to move to Texas........(kinda) hahah

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  48. Nice photo and you got a new layout! Happy 2009.

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  49. Great pictures. Have a great 2009!

    Oh, and thanks for dropping by!

    My PH post...

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  50. Great shots of those birds. I bet that every shrimp boat is like a piece of heaven for those birds.

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year. May you have a great 2009.

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