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Iron Bars and Cotton Clouds...

There is a stretch of beach on North Padre Island that is more or less a hotel/apartment complex. On one side of the street there are apartments; on the beach side there are hotels. Between the hotels and the Gulf is sand, surf, AND a raised seawall where it can be quite active with vacationers and their dogs and locals who come out to park and walk the seawall or plant their feet in the cool sea. Most times the beaches are kept clean, but in the summer months it's difficult. Both city and hotel maintenance crews work diligently against nature to keep the annual seaweed invasion off the beach. To no avail. That's why, between May and late July-early August, most people are found walking along the top of the seawall. As Bud and I were near completing our hour's walk and returning to our car, I took a close up of one of the hotel's fences with low flying brown pelicans...

North Padre Island
linking to Good Fences


...looking out toward Old Mexico from the hotel complex [south, south-east]...you see the Gulf of Mexico. Tho some areas of the horizon sections within your view are dotted with Natural Gas Rigs and Oil Platforms, I tried to get an 'unobstructed glimpse' of the sea and the blue sky dappled with puffy cotton-ball clouds...

View from Hotels' Seawall - the Gulf of Mexico
linking to:  Skywatch Friday

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  1. I love the pelicans flying in line over the fence, what an unusual picture! I also like your new header, especially the boat on the right.

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    1. ...thanks Ginny. Tho the pelican flight may be 'unusual' for you, it's a common sight. PS...I love shrimp boats too!!!

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  2. Love that shot of the fence and the pelicans. They look a bit prehistoric to me

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    1. ...they do...a bit like the 'pterodactyl' I think!!

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  3. Love the pelican in flight and the beautiful sky. Great shots, Anni! Have a happy day!

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    1. ...thanks, and happy day to you too Eileen.

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  4. If only I had an ocean to put below my cloud shot for camera club. Best I could do is a lake. I often ask bloggers to give their input. Hubs refuses to help me choose since I might beat his entry. lol I love the composition of the fence and brown pelicans!

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    1. ...and I LOVE your cloud shot today Betty!!

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  5. HI Anni That is a fantastic shot of the Pelicans flying over the fence.

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  6. that first one is a GORGEOUS shot! well done, anni! thanks for linking it!

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  7. very pretty Anni! I especially like that top shot!

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  8. That pelican shot is amazing. The perfect angle. Great capture :)

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    1. ...thank you for your kindness.

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  9. I lovee the contrast of the iron and cotton! Very creative, Anni!

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  10. I thought you would have waited hours for the pelicans to fly by in the right spot. Great shot.

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    1. ...around here, the pelicans are always present.

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful shot Anni!

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    1. ...thanks again Jacqueline

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  12. Great shot with both a fence & pelicans.

    I just noticed your quotes on the left ---love them all. I started a file of quotations years ago ---it's probably at least 100 pages long now (in a rather small font.) But, for some unknown reason, Mac switch from one word-processing format to another without a method of transferring files from the old program. (Duh???) So I have my quotes on my old computer and can send text to myself in the body of an email, then open my email on my husband's PC and copy the text and paste it into Word or put it in a basic text format on my new Mac. I think I'm going to get Word for Mac and try transferring my files to it. It might take years, though. I've been copying new quotes to the basic text format ---hoping I can eventually add them to my old files once they are transferred.

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  13. That was a great capture, if you ask me, Anni. The juxtaposition of the fence and the pelicans. And I also really like your new header. :-)

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  14. The hotel fence is beautiful and the scenes of the Gulf....OH MY! I love it so much! What a beautiful place to spend time! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

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  15. I love those cotton wool clouds.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed the photo Liz

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  16. That looks like a great place for a walk.

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    1. ....yes, if the humidity isn't too high. lol

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  17. that first photo is awesome. i love pelicans and when they soar in a line like that it makes me happy. above the beautiful fence is just plain beautiful.

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    1. I'm so happy to read your comment and pleased to know you enjoyed the images today.

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  18. Like many other comments before me...I love the pelicans in flight. Wonderful contributions this week.

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  19. great fence and sky images Anni.

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  20. Love your blue sky with the pretty clouds..somehow, I've developed an obsession with clouds of late.
    xo

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    1. I've always loved watching clouds. Thanks bj.

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  21. The fence and pelicans is a great capture, Anni!! Just beautiful. What a pretty place to walk...seaweed or no seaweed.

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    1. ....stinky seaweed if the wind is just right. lol Thanks Terri

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  22. Love that capture of the fence/pelicans...that is something not seen everyday.

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    1. 'round here we do. lol
      Glad you enjoyed them Rose

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  23. Oh my goodness, what a sensational fence image, with the pelicans and that tremendous sky above.

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    1. ...glad you liked 'em Karen

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  24. Wonderful shot! And view of the Gulf. Good morning! I am just now getting my coffee at 9:43...it is 10:43 for you and many others (including Theresa) and I just now linked in. :-) Still awfully tired from the trip...and this heat is overwhelming! :-( Have a great week. I'll have some birds for you here and there in the coming weeks. I tried to get more bird photos on the trip but it was pretty difficult. But I did get a few.

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    1. I understand all too well what you mean about the heat being overwhelming. I prefer to stay indoors mostly during the summer months. At least 'til it rains and cools a bit.

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  25. Beautiful view. Blessings, Catherine

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  26. how great with the pelicans...

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    1. ...glad to know you liked it

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  27. Oh wow! That's a great shot of the fence with pelicans flying overhead!! Hope this comment goes through. I've been having problems with them getting published.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. I have had problems with commenting sometimes. I finally figured out to make sure I was logged in to my blogger admin FIRST. Then, there is no problem. Seems to be just another glitch.

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  28. Oh my goodness! Pelicans! GREAT photograph! We have beautiful beaches in Vancouver, but I've only seen pelicans once in my 14 years here.

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    1. probably 'cause they're all down our way right now! lol

      Thanks Carol

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  29. ohhh i do love that fence!

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  30. Love the photos, I can't get enough of the sky!

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    1. ...glad you like the photos Debby

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  31. answering your question: yes, i would love to have you link up, 5 randoms or 50, don't matter!

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    1. Ok...thanks I'll do just that then. And thanks for the invite.

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  32. Beautiful sky photo, Anni. When I lived in the Houston area --people loved to go to Padre Island on vacation from there. ME? I only got as far south as Galveston!!!! ha... But--I love the beach --and would enjoy most any of them!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy, this is NORTH Padre Island...not the vacation area of Brownsville....which is South Padre Island that I think you're remembering.

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  33. I can feel that salty air just looking at your pictures. Haven't been down there in a long while.

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    1. ...the salty air is thick and dense with humidity 'bout now. I'd wait a couple months to come down. lol

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  34. Pretty fancey fence ... and, of course I love the Pelicans. My son has been to North Padre Island when it was swarmed by college kids ... sure glad you don't have to deal with that scene. Fun shot, Hootin' Annie ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. ...thanks Andrea. No, North Padre isn't as bad as South Padre during Spring Break...but Bud and I tend to stick 'round home during that time of year anyway.

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  35. Great shot and combination with the fence and the pelicans.

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  36. Wow! Beautiful captures, my friend.

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  37. Gorgeous, capture!! Love the birds in flight against the beautiful skies!! Have a great weekend, Anni!!

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    1. ...thanks Sylvia...have a great weekend too.

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  38. I love the composition of the pelicans in formation. Hope you're holding up in the heat. Still cool here in the mountains. (No pelicans.)

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    1. ...I admit, it's getting tiring, this heat...but still better than tens of feet of snow.

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  39. Love the pelicans and lovely sky shots!

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  40. It has been over 35 years since I've been to North Padre. I remember lots of seawood back then.

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    1. ...and it smells something awful if your in front of the wind. lol

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  41. I like the way the pelicans line up with the fence line. Great photo!!

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  42. Interesting how the pelicans fly in formation! Love the perspective of the shot! Beautiful photos!

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    1. ...thanks Karin...It's good to see you out and about....how are you doing?

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  43. Love how you captured the birds over the fence and the sky below is to dream about!
    Happy Sky Watch,
    Merisi

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    1. ...thank you kindly Merisi

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  44. Good you got the pelicans in the frame. Great pic.

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  45. Love that pelican shot. Awesome!

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  46. The lines of the fence and the pelicans flying showed up and you were fast enough to catch the sight. Nice job!
    JM-Illinois

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    1. ...it's quite easy to get a shot of pelicans around here 'cause there are so many everywhere. Thanks JM

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  47. Love the birds and fence against the sky. Very gothic.

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  48. Oh what a lovely photo! The contrast of the iron fence and the soft, puffy clouds is just perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  49. The pelicans look as if they are defying the fence by flying over it. A great perspective. And love the water view in the second photo.

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  50. I love the frist shot! So amazing! Also the view in the second shot is gorgeous!

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  51. That is a great shot of them flying over the fence! Beautiful!

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  52. The pelican shot over the fence is awesome!! My cousins recently went to Orange Beach (Alabama I think?), and complained about all the seaweed on the beach. Thank you for these amazing views. :)

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