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Theme Song & a bit o' trash talk --

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There's got to be a morning after If we can hold on through the night We have a chance to find the sunshine Let's keep on looking for the light Oh, can't you see the morning after? It's waiting right outside the storm Why don't we cross the bridge together And find a place that's safe and warm? It's not too late, we should be giving Only with love can we climb It's not too late, not while we're living Let's put our hands out in time There's got to be a morning after We're moving closer to the shore I know we'll be there by tomorrow And we'll escape the darkness We won't be searching anymore......... Song lyrics HERE Themesong this week... theme from Poseidon Adventure [sung by Maureen McGovern] PHOTO CREDITS:sunrise on the gulf...a storm front over Corpus Christi [posted on a post a couple of years ago]....footbridge at botanical gardens entering the desert area....and another sunrise on the gulf CONNECTING TO:
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One morning this past week, early, Bud and I walked the mile and a half stretch between Indian Point Park and Sunset Lake Park, just between the North Shore Beach and Corpus Christi Bay and Portland, Texas. Look back and you can see the Harbor Bridge and Corpus Christi's skyline; ahead, just opposite, Portland's outskirts of the town. Off our right shoulders the ponds and then the Gulf of Mexico near the horizon. To our left, more bay area waters and on the horizon you can see on a clear day the wind turbines along Portland's boundaries. Of course, the freeway that interlinks Corpus and Portland juts in between the ponds/Gulf and the other side where the extending bay waters rest. It's a beautiful area...filled with ponds, tidal basins, a lot of juniper ---oyster beds, fish and of course, water fowl!! On this particular morning, the sun was shining brightly, the water sparkled like diamond dust, and the birds were busy trying to fill their bellies with the 'ca

Oh what a beautiful Morning...Oh what a beautiful day!!!

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Poetry and Footprints [x2]

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Oftentimes when I'm combing the beach for shells and/or drift seeds; maybe glass shards---Bud is intently studying footprints. I guess it's his Boy Scout upbringing or something....maybe the great white hunter instinct, I really can't say. Anyway, while walking along the banks of the packery channel on Mustang Island, off the raised walkway, Bud called me over to see some prints. Both he and I haven't a clue as to what kind of creature it is from, but we DID agree they were small!! And through all of this, I ask, are they really footprints? I placed my index finger nearby to show just how tiny they were. But, the sand, and the footprints of humans, birds, and either domesticated or wild animals, it always reminds me of something I carry with me...in mind and in the car...I actually have two favorite works of poetry/prose. But this one I'll first write about is one I carry around with me in the car...clipped to the sun visor [a small card about the size of

ROSE HILL - Memorial Day Scene

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Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May...beginning after the Civil War to remember those who died serving their country.  But as I grew up, it was always to go to cemeteries and decorate graves of family members.  To me, it's always been a memorial remembrance of family members who  have left us behind.  From Wikipedia: By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries, whether they had served in the military or not. And for me, Veteran's Day in November each year was memorializing those in the military - past and present.  I still tend to think this way.  Today, this weekend...it's visiting cemeteries--- Bud and I like to visit historical cemeteries as you know if you follow my blog. While walking along the jogger path/bike path between Portland Texas and Corpus Christi recently, we came upon an historical marker [I will publish the

Shadows in all shapes and sizes!!

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CONNECTING TO: _ _ _ SUNDAY'S SUMMARY 'Nother quiet week 'round here. I did some work on more photos for my other blog and got them uploaded to my bird photo blog [link on sidebar]. It's been kinda hot, too hot actually, to be doing much outdoors. The humidity is ferocious about now, and no sign of rain yet. Been watching the tropics this week, there was another tropical wave out there in the Atlantic Eastern Seaboard.   By the way, the "A" in the list of names for 2012 has been used [Alberto] -in the Atlantic and now Beryl ... The Eastern Pacific has also had one early hurricane season beginning,  the "B" name is BUD!!  Just hope it's wasn't as cantankerous as my Bud.  [insert wink]  Maybe by the week upcoming, it may still bring us some much needed showers.  Depending on it's force.  It was downgraded to a category 2 before landfall, so I doubt if any moisture will come our way.   Mostly this week, it's been walk

...she sat on her tuffet

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Probably in nature, this is most creative !!! May Categories for Photo Hunt 5th * Zap 12th * Scoop 19th * Magical 26th * Creative CONNECTING TO: _ _ _ WEEKEND FUNNIES Two spiders were sitting on a web. One of them said, "See that fly up there. He's never flown before." The other one said, "What's that got to do with you?" The first one said, "I'm trying to talk him down." Mirthy Facts The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night. [Another quarter inch doesn't impress most women.] A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 m. p. h. [Along with everything else in your mouth at the time.] The condom - made originally of linen - was invented in the early 1500s. [That same year men began asking, "Put that on my WHAT?"] The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B. C. [Does this explain Crocodile Dung Dee? ] America's first nudist organi

Comments, Blond moment, and blinking

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I learned how to make blinking text in ALL Browsers this week! I realize that for some it's annoying and distracting. But, I choose to use it for just a short time to 'catch your eye' on my Birding Photo Blog Link on my sidebar. What makes it exciting for me, I don't have to use javascript or use the <*blink> tag that works only in Firefox. I've tested it on Internet Explorer and FF so far, and it works.  It doesn't take much to make me happy. LOL I read a comment left for me this past week. Once again, regarding my use of a watermark with my name. The comment was, and I'm quoting: " If you have to have your name on the photo, I would prefer to see it at the bottom of the picture, not running through the middle of the flower. It is so distracting! " I try very hard to be hospitable to those who pay me a visit. But after reading this comment, I thought of something I read long ago, and had to go to Google for a search: Hospital

Buy me some peanuts!!

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1927 Version Nelly Kelly loved baseball games, Knew the players, knew all their names. You could see her there ev'ry day, Shout "Hurray" When they'd play. Her boyfriend by the name of Joe Said, "To Coney Isle, dear, we'll go", Then Nelly started to fret and pout, And to him, I heard her shout: HEY!! Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don't care if I never get back. Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win, it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game. * * * 1908 Version Katie Casey was baseball mad, Had the fever and had it bad. Just to root for the home town crew, Ev'ry sou1 Katie blew. On a Saturday her young beau Called to see if she'd like to go To see a show, but Miss Kate said "No, I'll tell you what you can do:" note: from wikipedia--- The te

Just Skimmin' Along...

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I tried, and tried, and TRIED to get a good photo of this particular bird species, but was disappointed in my results. I'll keep attempting to get the perfect one, but for now...I have to settle for these. The birds are most fascinating to watch. And I must say, they flow along the shore so rapidly, they can be easily missed if you're not watching for them!!! They are called Black Skimmers. And I might add appropriately named. As they coast along the edge of the surf, they skim the sandy waters for food. Their mouths are continually opened as long as they're 'skimming' the water's surface. Once they decide to take off from the water, either to go further along the coast or make a turn-about to return again...they then close their mouths...only to open them again when the ritual begins anew. Here is my not so clear images around Whitecap Beach the other day--- Black Skimmer CONNECTING TO: _ _ _ HODGEPODGE 1. What's somethin