Sunday – Fifty -Two Views of the Gulf


Gulf of Mexico from Mustang Island


The last day of the Texas school’s spring break. (Whew) As was fitting, the week of mayhem ended with winds of seventy miles an hour and torrential rain. The photo of the beach shows calm but overcast which is how it appeared after the storm. I took a walk Saturday morning, and there were some tents and campers severely damaged. (By the way, the weather folks gave us all plenty of warning) All campers should have left the beach, so it is hard to feel sorry for them. I lost a strip of siding in the wind. How that happened, I have no idea. It must have been loose but if I could have prevented it I did have enough warning just not the knowledge.

This Feature is titled Fifty-Two Views of the Gulf and was intended to run for a year, The year will be up on Sunday, April 3rd. I plan to create a montage that will be a permanentΒ piece on the sidebar. ( I hope) Next week I’m going to run a poll to see if you would like the feature to continue under the title One View of the Gulf Fifty-Two Times. I hope you will vote your preference. There will be a number of choices. Thanks, all.

Last week’s photo.



  1. We caught a tip of your storm yesterday here in South Florida, but it didn’t last long! We were due for some rain anyway.
    I’ve only seen the Gulf a few times, so whatever plan works for you, I’ll look forward to seeing, John.

    1. Thanks GP. We’ll see how it goes.

  2. You’re perfectly right. It’s hard to feel sorry for people who don’t heed the weather forecast. What foolishness. These are good pictures, John. I think they’d make a great sidebar. — Suzanne

    1. Thanks Suzanne.I hope I can make it happen.

  3. I’ll be back to vote. I love the Gulf views!

  4. Amazing how smooth and clean the first picture looks. Like the beach hasn’t been touched in days.

    1. The high tide tends to smooth everything out. Like a clean sweep.

      1. Reminds me of an Etch-A-Sketch.

      2. Exactly the same process.

  5. Silly kids. Maybe they were too busy partying to pay attention to the weather.
    The first photo looks as if no one has been on that beach forever.
    After the storm, the calm is unbelievable. I see the sand took saw vehicular trashing. Do keep the views. I enjoy them too. πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

    1. I would like to keep them, but I just wonder if others get tired of them.

      1. With the view you have, who’d get tired of it? I’ll tell you who, us, the ones who don’t have one. πŸ˜€

      2. That’s who I worry about.

  6. The first picture is so calm and peaceful. The second is simply beautiful.
    I’ve enjoyed this feature, John. With the walkway finished, I realize you probably feel like there is not enough variation in the views to make it interesting. But to me it’s not about that. I enjoy relaxing for a moment, looking at the gulf through my virtual window. I hate to travel, so I’m unlikely to visit the ocean again, even though I love it. Your commentary is always wonderful too.
    Whatever you do, mega hugs and happy spring. πŸ™‚

    1. Aw, thank you Teagan. Your enjoyment might be reason enough to keep it. (as blog master I can always over rule a poll) Happy week and enjoy today.

      1. LOL. Though I might not put it in writing, I often think to myself that my blog is not a democracy. I’m a blog-tater when I choose. o_O

      2. You have earned the right.

  7. I’m happy you survived another spring break, John. It must be nice to have peace once again. The ocean looks pleased too. Have a great Sunday!

    1. It is so quiet I can now hear the ringing in my ears again. (a good thing)

  8. Good to see the sunshine on this first day of spring.

    1. Happy Spring. *tweet*

  9. I have come to enjoy starting my week with a view of the Gulf. Sorry about the strip of siding. Not much you can do about that. If the wind gets in and starts tugging, something’s going to give. I hope you have some spare, or can easily match the color.

    1. Ha ha ha. None of those Dan. The good news is we were going to paint this year anyway.

  10. That really doesn’t look like the last day of spring break – but ever so nice, the empty beach! πŸ™‚
    Have a great Sunday,

    1. Thank the high tide. Most of the tenters were washed out.

      1. I love the empty beach. But then, as I come to Port A as a tourist, I’m among those, too, who spoil the beach. πŸ˜‰

      2. I can’t believe you would do too much spoiling.

      3. You may be right there. πŸ™‚

      4. You seem more of a environmentalist than to spoil the beach.

      5. Thanks, John. That is a real compliment.

  11. Today’s view is one I’ve seen gazillions of times, John…from the Mississippi coast. So many cloudy, grey days, but when that sun pops through, what enormous beauty! Thank you for reminding me of that and yes, I’ll vote because I never get tired of seeing this scene!

    1. Thanks Debbie. Have a glorious Sunday.

  12. Loving the zen, John.
    Thanks again.

    1. OHM…………OHM……………OHM…………breathe

  13. Already?! Last week’s photo is so beautiful, John. I hope you find a way and some time to continue this series. Thank you for sharing the gulf with us. Your piece of heaven.

    1. Thanks Audrey. It does give me peace.

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