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Got a good reason For taking the easy way out




...during the drought





PICSTORY
Challenge this week:
"Along the Fence"
Photo of Tidal Basin
on
Mustang Island
Egrets in the background

RUBY TUESDAY:
House with Red
shingled rooftop in
far left of photo...













This photo I chose to use today shows how the drought last summer effected the Eco-system somewhat. Normally the basin is filled with water [the dry area in the foreground is usually under water]---clear to the highway's shoulder. But, when I took this, with no significant rainfall for the entire season, it was nearly dried up. So far, the rains have been better this year ---but still, the area [when we drove around the same area this past week], it's still not back to 'normal' water levels. Luckily, for the bird-life, there is water close-by somewhere; always. The house in the backdrop...as you view, it's facing EAST...what a sunrise image each morning out the windows and patio doors, huh?


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55 comments :

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    1. Good morning Denise!!!! It IS a beautiful area to be sure with all the sparkling water and the bird life [and a lot of fishermen too]

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  2. What a beautiful shot! I like the ruby red roof!

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    1. I would love to see the 'inside' of that house at sunrise...I'm sure it's a gorgeous picture view from the deck/or patio.

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  3. The ruby red roof caught my eye.
    Nice.

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    1. :::smile::: that too is one of my 'focal points' in the area.

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  4. Wow! It's a great shot! I like ist!

    Geetings from Hamburg
    Wiebke

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    1. Danke....I think that's how it's spelled right? Oh heck....THANK YOU.

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  5. I love the shot - all of it!

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    1. It's much prettier tho, when there is MORE water.

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  6. Beautiful picture you show.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog - I have added me as follows on your beautiful blog.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Thank you Hanne...I will go and begin following you also then. Glad to have you 'join' me in my blogging.

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    2. Well....I will add your photo blog to my Google Reader instead. LOL

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  7. I'm glad there is water somewhere else for the birds
    I hope the rains are better this season
    great shot

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    1. Me too....but without much rainfall last year it was really pitiful countryside.

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  8. Gorgeous picture!!
    We've been wondering how you do the water marks. They are very discreet.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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    1. Thanks M&M...you always are such a positive duo. I luvya for it.

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    2. By the way....I could teach you how to do the watermark if you'd like. Just let me know.

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  9. I'm glad to hear that the water is beginning to return to normal. It's been a tough time for Texas, even down in the south where YOU live, Anni. I also have zero problem with the water marks. I voted.

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    1. Thanks for the positive vote. Yep, it's hard to believe it could be so dry here in the sub-tropics. Irony I guess.

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  10. What a beautiful capture! Happy RT2.

    Mine's here.

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    1. Thank you Maria...I too love your boy and pigeon share for the day.

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  11. Nice shot....hope by now that area is all under water!

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    1. Jan...very nice to see you stop by and say hello! How are you doing? Well, I hope.

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  12. Are they birds...in the middle?

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    1. Yes, those white birds are egrets.

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  13. ein ganz tolles Bild
    einen LG zum Abenbd vom katerchen

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    1. Thanks for visiting....loved your daffodils peaking through the fence on your Picstory post.

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  14. Good Morning Annie Sweetie...
    I love it when you take me walking with you. Especially
    where there is water. You know my weakness.

    Hope you all have more rains this year, so you don't see
    this again. Looks so sad and baren.

    Hope you are having a glorious day sweetie. I wonder where
    you and Bud are off to this morning.

    Many hugs and much love, Sherry

    P.S. I have no problems with your watermarks sweet friend.

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    1. Awwwwww, sweet, sweet Sherry....love ya bunches. And your support is always so positive. You rock Blogland.

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  15. Du hast einen sehr schönen Zaun ausgewählt! Dein Bild gefällt mir!
    Liebe Grüße
    Petra ;o)

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    1. Thank you...I think. LOL Will have to go out and have your comment translated. Thanks for visiting.

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  16. I love the photo. I think you need to keep the watermark for your own peace of mind. People steal all the time and if this is something you're worried about then I would keep it.

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    1. Thanks for the positive support Cheryl. Much appreciated.

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  17. very beautiful! thanks for joining us :)

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    1. Thanks Tina....it was a good subject this week.

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  18. I hope to soon see you post a picture of it overflowing with water!!

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    1. Well, not flooding...just normal rainfall and playing 'catch up' from the year past.

      Oh, and by the way, I loved reading the legend of the red bud tree.

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  19. hopefully mother nature will put things back to normal :) That's a beautiful view

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    1. G'day Ann...thanks for coming over for a visit. Me too, if it'd just become the subtropics again [without a hurricane in the future, just rains], I'd be very happy.

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  20. Lovely shot, and that house would have some great sunrises!

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    1. I have the same thoughts....oh, and loved your 'open range' photo too.

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  21. Hope it is back to normal and I like this photo it is beautiful.
    Along The Fence

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  22. The picture is beautiful despite the drought. I remember up here in CT in 1999, there was quite a drought, and I remember a reservoir near us as dry one day - what a shock! Actually, the water company pumped the water to another reservoir, but the stark look of a waterin' hole dry was stark. Hope you in TX get more rain!

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    1. It's forecasted to 30% for a couple of days this week...but I'm not expecting it to happen. LOL

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  23. I know that you are all hoping for rainfall. May your hopes not be dashed!

    Red Cactus Blossoms

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    1. OH MMT, I so love your image today...the desert in bloom...it's like the gates of heaven opened up. Nothing like it.

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  24. Gorgeous!

    Please come and have some strawberries at my blog. Your comment will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    1. I would LOVE to have some fresh strawberries right about now.

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  25. Super BELLO !!! Complimenti !!!
    Vanda

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    1. Thanks Vanda...I really like having you stop to visit.

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  26. I hope the fish did not die. It is a beautiful photo with the reddish hue in the sky.

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    1. Oh the fish have an open coastal area just a few yards away from the 'dried up area'...no problem.

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  27. Beautiful photo.. Like it:)

    Visiting for RT-2- hope you can stop by:)

    http://dsahmblogs.com/2012/03/my-comfy-earrings.html

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