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Foggy Morning Breakdown....

Be FORWARNED...LOTS OF DISTURBING PHOTOS FOR SOME, FOLLOWS 

 

It was quite an odd morning for me. Eerie and a bit upsetting when I got out of the car to walk on the beach. Let me back up a bit... I had a clear drive...being that I could see the road, but overcast sky! LOL But, when I arrived on the beach, the fog was coming in off the water. Okay...pushing forward to opening the car door. I was hit by the odor of rotting flesh!  My Covid mask came in handy for a whole new use!! Where I parked, the sand was clean. I started walking. Then, the scene unfolded to wildlife disaster! Dead fish everywhere I stepped. They all perished with the cold water from the weather change the week before. That morning, Tuesday, the Gulf water, was still a chilling 53°. That's too cold for many. I walked and eventually the city crews arrived and started a clean-up effort. I left the area and went to another section along the beach by another access road. Still, the same scene.  I ended up walking the Channel Jetty...and there is where I spotted the HEART [above]...painted/or stenciled on the paved walkway!





On my drive to and from the beach, along the shore, in subdivisions and along highways, I saw a lot of distressed palm trees. I'm sure they'll take a while to recover from the cold!!



63 comments:

  1. I'm sure there will be more to come. A fishkill like that often shows up in waves, literally. It's a sad thing, and I know it won't just be fish, either. So much stress on Nature.

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    1. "Often shows up in waves"...good play on words. Intentional?

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    2. Yes, an intended double entendre, hence my use of the word "literally."

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  2. The Shells Are Beautiful - Happy Friday - Keep Photographing History My Dear - All The Best

    Cheers

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  3. so very sad to see all those dead fish, i am sure there is much damage that we have not heard about yet. very similar to damage from hurricanes. your fog looks like what i walked in last week, down on the ground clear, but the higher it went the thicker. happy for you that you could get out again

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    1. I'm feeling better getting out & about.

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  4. Oh my!! The photos of the scarlet ibis is just breathtaking! So sorry about the fish kill. Due to the cold weather? Well it's started warming here and now I'll have a chance to clean up after all the birds we fed. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. A warming trend is always welcomed!

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  5. That would be such an eerie and sad scene. One of those fish looks like it lived through a lot, only to be taken out by the cold. The girl with heart stencilled flying away you saw is a recreation of a famous "street artist's" work, Banksy. Unless Banksy himself went and did it as a gift to the people of the area! I hope the palms will recover.

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    1. All I knew is...I've seen it before (didn't know the artist).

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  6. These are sad pictures.

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  7. Oh how sad, Anni. I am so sorry this has happened to your area & the vegetation & wildlife. I'm sure the foggy weather didn't help with the eeriness of it all. :'( ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. Weather definitely sets the mood sometimes.

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  8. Nice scallop shells! Sorry for the damage, destruction and death but there is still hope for recovery. I have seen that heart image someplace else, but can't remember where.

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    1. I thought the shells added a bit of beauty.

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  9. Oh my goodness...how tragic.
    So terrible...
    The dense fog just adds to the sadness of what has happened in your state.
    (((hugs)))
    Sue

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  10. Spookily sad! I saw on T.V. about the dead/rescued sea turtles. Reminds me of the plagues in the bible. One thing I can say: your walks are NEVEr boring!

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  11. How sad that so many had to die.

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  12. Beautiful pictures, but so sad about the deaths. 😟

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  13. How very sad about the fish. Can't imagine that surfer. Cold water and dead fish. That is determination.

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  14. SAD, my friend who lives in CC told me the other day it is very sad in and around the beach :( :( thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. It is pretty bad all over the city

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  15. I can imagine the smell! That would be so discouraging to see.

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  16. Oh! How sad for those trees and the fish.
    As you said most of the trees will recoup but not good news for the fish.
    The heart is sad somehow.
    Your excellent photos shows only to clear Mother Nature's temper tantrum.

    Hugs ❤

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  17. I know this made your heart grieve......

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  18. Hello Anni, Such sad pictures of the dead fish, but the shells are pretty, and how about that surfer!!

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  19. How very, very sad! I was so worried about people that I forgot there would be marine life who would be caught up in this bad weather. I think you also mentioned the turtles had a tough time of it.

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    1. Ya, one facility save 890 turtles.

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  20. Sad that the cold killed all those fish!!
    Like the pretty shells.

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    1. There were places that "trapped" dead fish.

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  21. Never thought of fish getting to cold.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  22. So sad to see that Anni. It reminds me of Red Tide we get here, the beaches will be nothing but dead fish. Do you get Red Tide there?

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  23. So very sad, but I'm glad that you all are in recovery mode and the event is in the past. Even if there was so much death and destruction. :-(

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  24. Nature can be very cruel sometimes.
    I wish my mask would help with the odor from the customers who marinate in perfume

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    1. I totally understand about perfume wearers!!!

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  25. Hello,
    It is sad to see all those dead fish! The mask does come in handy. I love all the shells. I hope things are back to normal there soon! Take care, happy weekend!

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    1. It's slowly turning the way it was before.

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  26. Really sad about the fish, but I am pretty familiar with that sight and odor, because we get red tide here and then the beach is littered with death. Mother Nature seems cruel at times, but I guess it's all necessary.

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  27. Dead fish!!!!

    Wondering if the mask, did much, to cut out the smell, though......

    https://her55kim.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wearing two with a filter, I'm pretty sure it did.

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  28. Hi Anni...just a heads up.
    I have changed my blogs title and url to"An Old Crone's Heartbeats
    You can get there by just clicking on JFM if you want to :)

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    1. Well, I hope I'm finding you thru my blog feed.

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  29. Nature can be cruel at times, sad that the cold killed all those fish.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Cruel yes, but a necessary evil?!!

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  30. That cold snap really did a job on you guys, didn't it? Glad it's over for you now.

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    1. Yes it did. It's pleasantly warm now tho.

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  31. Sad about the fish, but the shells are beautiful.
    As always, great shots.

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