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White shifting sands...





This week's topic for Tina's Picstory is TEXTURE.
The dunes along the shoreline near Whitecap Beach [North Padre Island] show off a lot of windswept textures... with the patterns in the sand, and the plant life that takes root, and added - the rippled texture of the gentle turquoise Gulf surf in the background. And then, another view of all together different textures would be the cactus plant that I saw along one of the trails we frequent; the ruby red is the blossom pod where you find cactus seeds - after blooming!!...






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  1. Liebe Anni,

    der Sand erinnert mich sehr an Meer und das liebe ich sehr.

    LG Mathilda ♥

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    1. I love the sea too....I just wish we would've retired here much sooner.

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  2. Beautiful photographs, admiring the nature is giving a lot of joy. I am greeting

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    1. ...I'm glad my nature photos enlightened your day.

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  3. Just a splash of ruby in a sea of green. Very nicely captured. Have a great RT.

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    1. ...have a great Tuesday yourself Driller.

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  4. Great texture compositions, the sand in particular.

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  5. Beautiful pictures you show - really like it with sand.
    Hanne Bente

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    1. ...that was very pretty, the photo just doesn't do it 'justice'

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  6. That sand is gorgeous. You are so fortunate to have those sand dunes nearby. And the texture of the spiky thorns is cool!

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    1. ...ya, I think we'll go walking along the shore today...Bud doesn't know that yet, but he soon will. ;p)

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  7. WOW!! Beautiful captures!!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  8. glad you pointed out the rippling sea....I was so enamored of the sand dune, I almost missed it! That cactus - is that a prickly pear?

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    1. no, a prickly pear has 'ears'....this is something quite like what they called [In Tucson] an alligator cactus. But I'm not sure.

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  9. Wow these shots are beautiful!


    Kim,USA

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  10. The sand looks like snow!

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  11. Oh my gosh!! I love the picture you got of that sand.

    We can't grow cactus outdoors her in Pennsylvania, but that one is beautiful.

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    1. I don't see why not....we had them in the mountains of Colorado...near timberline...and they survived. Also, have 'em down here in the subtropics. They should survive in PA too.

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  12. Nice shots. I have an overwhelming urge to take my shoes off and walk through that sand.

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    1. ...me too. I'll meet you at the beach.

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  13. I love that first shot but then again the red cactus fruit is beautiful!

    My Ruby post.
    Have a great evening.

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  14. Really enjoyed the photos.

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  15. WOW! Sand! First I thought it is snow. Wonderful pictures.

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  16. Love these contrasting textures! The sand certainly deceives and the red fairly pops with beauty!

    Sorry for the lateness, but I have been drowning in preparing for my annual school appraisal on Monday + teaching lessons + midyear reports! Next week back to normal!

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    1. ...no need to apologize...life gets in the way sometimes, and I truly understand.

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