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By the Sea Shore...In the Parks

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South Texas is full of odd critters and cute critters, and mysterious critters. Here is a collection from my photo albums of days gone by...all critters of Texas; here in the Coastal Bend: Sometimes, they're what I see along the many walking trails, water channels, along the beaches, and parks within a 30 mile radius from home.... Javelinas [pronounced Ha vah LEE nahs] Mexican Ground Squirrel Starfish and Sand Dollar Fox Squirrel Turtle...a Turtle MOUND.  lol Blue Crab The other day, when walking along the Naval Air Station highway, along the shoreline of both sides of the bay, I spotted a really FLAT shell, with some very gawdy-looking slime!  I hafta be honest, I was curious...the shell was black.  But the 'meat inside the shell' looked like the kind of artificial crab meat you can purchase at the grocery store, but slimy!!  I went "yuk" and kept on walking.  After i was finished with my walk, and back in the car heading home, I g

June 26th...and a New Blog Tip [Comment Notification Settings]

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With comments of popular demand left in my previous post, I show you my homemade cinnamon rolls!!! Sorry, my will power wasn't strong...  I had to bite into the one warm from the oven. Topping mine off with a little bit of 'healthy'...the shelled pecans from last year's crop. My most recent walk was along the Southeast Campus of Texas A and M. Being June, and most students have left for home, the trail along the bay on the campus grounds are more or less deserted... The bay looking toward NAS [naval air station] bridge and the bay. Looking through one of many gazebos along the trail, and campus dorms Dorm pool and church on campus along the trail. All total, with the entire trail, there are numerous gazebos at several intervals...one hidden among the tree-line. And, Palms galore. After walking this trail, I drove along the NAS highway and scouted for birds...here, I completed my 10K for the morning. Old fencing along the highway - looking

Part of Charlie's Pasture is open again.

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After the flooding in town and along the other coastal areas from last week, I decided to drive to the islands and check things out. A couple of my favorite areas to walk the boardwalks and trails didn't have much birding action, so I headed to the ship channel and Charlie's Pasture. Hooray!! The park road that follows the channel was open!! Partially. And there were warning signs all along the banks "Heavy Hurricane Damage, Proceed With Caution". The main gate to the pasture and boardwalk was locked tight...I got out of the car once I parked, and walked in. In all areas, I felt good getting out and about again! It seems like ages since I've actually totaled my step goal!! This is some of what I saw... Two Eurasian Collared Doves and Dragon Fly Eurasian Collared Dove and Brown Pelican Black Bellied Whistling Ducks and Many White Caps  on the Gulf Fisherman on the South Jetty and look closely...a dolphin surfacing Lydia Ann Ligh

Yard Art...well, Kinda!

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