Views of the Neighborhood – Potporri

This week I thought I would show you some photos that were taken with the hopes of being a series that would be good for a Views of the Neighborhood feature. Well, they just didn’t pan out so if you will bear with me I present them as stand alone shots. I hope you like them

I was going to do a series of gull and pelican “swooping” over the crossover. The pelicans never showed up.

Views of the Neighborhood

I wanted a series of funny things people sculpt or write in the sand. Here is a good octopus.

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Either Jess has a high opinion of himself or a very devoted friend.

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Here is a Blue Heron flying past our backyard. I think he was scoping the place out for lunch.

Views of the Neighborhood

I really like this one. “I love you…uh what was your name again?”

Views of the Neighborhood

We had a little seaweed and someone figured it would make a good monument.

Views of the Neighborhood

This is the kind of maintenance needed for the beach. This one is for Dan AntionViews of the Neighborhood

Here is a shot of Peggy doing her morning “Beg the fisherperson for a tidbit,” routine.

Views of the Neighborhood

I always seem to be drawn to sky and sea photos. Here is a morning with clouds.

Views of the Neighborhood

I’ll leave you with a morning before the rain.



  1. Wwonderul endless space! πŸ™‚

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great photos, John. I loved the images of sand and sky – such a beautiful, soul-full area, perfect for a restless thriller writer. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha ha. Barefooted, restless, thriller writer. Thanks, Gwen

  3. Great pictures, John. I’m glad you grouped them all together and showed them. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Cleaned out the closet so to speak. Thanks, Suzanne.

  4. It’s great to see Peggy again. Thanks for the beach trip, John! It was very much needed. Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

    1. Happy Sunday to you *sung to the tune of “Dream On,” by Aerosmith. ( Sorry, I missed the Saturday song.)

      1. No problem! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Michael.

      1. Thank you for your great postings. Have a great and blessed week ahead. Michael πŸ˜‰

  5. A hodgepodge works though. That poor octopus getting buried by his kids.

  6. Aw, I’m so incredibly jealous of where you live!! Love Peggy tooπŸ˜„I’d love to live by the beach!! That or mountains!!

  7. Duh… I meant to add how much I enjoyed those shots too!!

  8. Can almost smell the sea breeze and hear the cry of the gulls…

  9. Wonderful collection of loose photos. I like the morning with clouds because of the lone person out there. It could be a book cover.

  10. These “leftovers” came together very well for a feature of their own! Well done! One never knows what treasures will be found at the beach.

  11. Thanks for the machinery shot, John. That cold be my retirement job, for sure.

    Peggy looks like she’d be pretty hard to resist.

    As for that heart, maybe they broke up. We had a heart painted on the Canal Path here for years – “Ken loves Jen” Then one year, we noticed that big Xs had been added over the names.

  12. More timeless treasures from Port A!

  13. I enjoyed this collection, John. You certainly live in a beautiful corner of the world!

  14. Sorry the idea didn’t pan out, John. But I really enjoyed the pictures (especially the pretty blue waves). Good to know Peggy still has her game on. πŸ˜‰
    I confess, I liked the big beach trucks too… Sounds like they’re visiting next door… but with hammers added to the rest of the noise.
    Kirin Ichiban to the rescue. Hugs.

  15. Great beach & ocean photos, John. Nice that you live in a peaceful “by the sea” setting! Happy Sunday! 🎢 Christine

    1. Thank you for the visit, Christine

  16. Beautiful shots, John. Enjoy your wonderful home!

    1. Thank you, Linda. πŸ™‚

  17. What wonderful pictures! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, πŸ™‚

  18. Always good to catch a glimpse of Peggy!

    1. Yup. I haven’t had a shot of her since that one. A little worried.

  19. Beautiful photos, John! Thanks so much sharing. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the visit, Natalie.

  20. Thanks for sharing. I want to be there. Now!

    1. I know what you mean. πŸ™‚

  21. Good to see one of Peggy. It’s been awhile. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes and I haven’t seen her since this photo. 😦

  22. Wonderful photos, John, and it was great to see Peggy again. We’ve moved from our house by the lake and I miss our herons and other lake wildlife.

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