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Monday Morning Jaunt...

Most of the weekend we got heavy rainfall. The Flight over South Texas Air Show was canceled on Saturday but, on Sunday with the prediction of the storm front moving east by noon, the scheduled air show was back "On" for Sunday at 2 pm. I did not take my good camera, so the image is from the cellphone!! It finally cleared out around noon on Sunday. But boy...we were nearly 7" behind rainfall records for the previous months, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning we accumulated nearly 6" of rain! Still considered a drought situation, but every little bit helps. At first, the ground soaked it up as fast as it fell. Then, the streets began to flood, and eventually pools and ponds formed on the flat land...and in our yard. Still, on Monday when I went out for the morning, the water stands in low spots, still some on roads. No complaints here. Well, except for some very humid days to follow.

Monday, I left early. The morning air was heavy and hazy. I decided to just drive a short distance and walk in the quietude of the hour. Yes, I checked for birds as I walked, utilizing the boardwalks and residential streets to keep from sinking in the marshy mud the storm left behind. This is what I saw for the most part. The house photo I took is along Packery Channel. One of my favorites because of the widow's walk atop the roof. Legend states womenfolk used to search the sea for the return of her man, a sailor, by climbing the roof...a widow's walk. If you'd like to read more on its history, click here.





Along the boardwalk at this particular park there are all kinds of signs/kiosks that guide you/teach you about what surrounds this area...such as these:



The widow's walk:



View from boardwalk looking toward the Channel...packery channel [it takes you out to the Gulf of course].



...standing water everywhere!





50 comments:

  1. Awwww... the cows sure enjoyed the fresh water it seems. I love cows! The "Widow's Walk"... how interesting that is. The haze is extra visible in that one picture. ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. This year we've had more hazy, gray, days than normal it seems.

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  2. I bet that everything/everyone was so glad for the rain.

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    1. I know I was. 😊🌧️☔😊

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  3. Hello,
    I am glad you had some much needed rain. I hope the cows enjoy those big rain puddles. The widows walk is pretty, I have seen beaches here that have them too. Have a great day and a happy week ahead.

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  4. Glad you got some much needed rain but boy can I practically feel the humidity right through my computer screen! Great photos as always. I like the widows walk. Have a great day Anni!

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    1. ...much needed rain! Yes, the humidity will be near unbearable for a while.

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  5. Widow's Walks are so pretty and with History...

    The air show shot is still beautiful, even not with your camera. -smile-

    Your heavy, humid, hot air, would do me in. Especially, since I am not used to it, for long periods of time.

    And that standing water, breeds mosquitoes. -sigh- We have some, right across the street, in the little woods. Part of which, is a little swamp. Ugh... -sigh-

    But even though the owner of the land, tries to manipulate the water flow, they can't fully mess with Mother Nature. Surprise!!!!! LOL

    🌿🌼"Blogs are little First Amendment machines."🌼🌿

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    1. Mother nature is truly the ruler!!

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  6. So glad you got a drought buster but the mucky mess will not be fun for a while. Wonder how long it will take the mosquitoes to arrive. We have had a lot of rain also. White water in the roadside ditches= but I never complain about the rain. Been through too many droughts.

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    1. They've already arrived. Soon, the city will start spraying.

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  7. We sure could use some "standing water" around here. We are again in drought with no rain on the horizon.
    Lake levels are already way down..not much water in the snow pack in the mountains. So sad.
    Glad you could still take some time to wander around and snap a few photos for us. I love them.
    I love the Widows Walk. Haven't heard that term for a long time. Usually its in some old murder mystery story.
    Enjoy your day.
    Temps are suppose to be in the low 90's by 5 PM today.
    Here comes Summer a wee bit early.
    Sue

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    1. Your lake levels sound like ours. Don't know how beneficial this last storm was for the watershed.

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  8. I remember learning about widow's walks and find them fascinating. I wish I had one, but I don't want to be a widow. Humidity is tough to deal with.

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  9. Too much rain for sure! It needs to rain slower. We are having an awful electrical storm right now. I think Widow's Walks are so romantized. They are in a lot of romance novels for sure. I am now wondering if I have ever seen a real one. Likely not, as we have never lived near the ocean. I LOVE seeing this one, as I don't think I have even seen a photoof a real one!

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    1. Hope there was no damage from the storm

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  10. P.S. All you need to complete this is the ghost of a lady in black walking on the Widow's Walk!

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    1. Oohhh, spooky. You know I like spooky.

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  11. You sure do have the most beautiful walks, Anni.

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  12. I think I read about widows walks before. Rather interesting.
    Glad you got some much needed rain.

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  13. You had lots of rain all at once!! We seem to get lots of rain but not real heavy down pours.
    I've heard of the widows walk before.
    Always enjoy your photos. Would sure like to take a walk down that wooden walk.

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    1. Come down my way...we could walk together.

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  14. Does all that standing water result in hoards of mosquitoes ?

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  15. nice place to learn about birds in Texas.. ;p

    ps. greetings from Malaysia

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  16. Splendid photos that you have captured on this walk! You are definitely experiencing some weather extremes these last few months. Hopefully it will level off soon.

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  17. Wow - it's very wet there! You got some beautiful photos and it looks like another nice place to walk. I really like the signs along the way.

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  18. It's funny, but we have so many "widows walks" here in the new residential areas. They are for looking at the mountains and the valley, I think. You get to them by iron spiral staircases (not these old knees, though). Boy, I remember well those soggy days, soggy grass, and never having a fully dried pair of tennis shoes at times as a child along the Gulf Coast...squish squish in the St. Augustine grass, and unable to mow as it grew inches by the day! I love all the photos today but especially the cows quietly drinking.

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  19. Our creeks our moving pretty fast.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  20. We could use some rain, but I wish yours had been more spread out for you.

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    1. Ya, now it'll get back to dry & hot.

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  21. We've been inundated with rain here in NEO. I'm so sick of rain and mud.

    But...YAY for cow photos!

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    1. ...you could learn to swim perhaps? (Kidding)

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  22. we are still in drought and in sad need of rain. standing water is what we need, but NOT from a hurricane which is now looming or about to loom soon.... what I would like to special order is every other day a 2 inch downpour for a month... get to it, I am waiting.
    love the cows and since I don't do roofs, even those with railings, I will watch for my man from my rocking chair since he is on the sofa.

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    1. I always think of you when I see cattle on my walk-abouts.

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  23. Widow's walks are often changed to be private sun bathing areas. It's a good thing I can't climb stairs now, because it would be a wonderful retreat up there!

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  24. The first time I heard of a widow's walk when I saw the houses near the ocean where my in-law's many years ago. How nice it would be to sit up there and look out at the ocean. We had a lot of rain recently but not as much as yours. Glad the air show was able to go on. You did well with your cell phone and I enjoyed all your other photos too. Enjoy the rest of your week Anni :)

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  25. Could Window Walk All Day - Bummer On The Air Show Front - Hope You Are Doing Well - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

    Cheers

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