Views of the Neighborhood

Here are a few photos that should serve as a catch-up kind of post. The reason this situation has occurred is my Producer is out of town for puppy pick up duty. Usually,ย she has investigated what is going on in Port Aransas and sets up the shooting schedule. Well left to my own devices you can see what happens. We all miss the Producer I’m sure.

Easter weekend on the beach

Looking North, this looks much like Spring Break. There is a difference most of these people are adults.

Same kind of scene looking south.

The kites were out in force.

A couple of more beauties.

Notice there are no police cars. Mostly families enjoying the sun.

full moon

Full moon last night.

View of the neighborhood

Finally, a shot of a storm over the Gulf taken last September but I never ran it. (this is called filler)



  1. Great pictures, John. It looks like a peaceful Easter. Happy Easter to you and yours. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Happy Easter to you.

    1. Aw. Very cute. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Beautiful pictures, John. Happy Easter. ๐Ÿฃ

    1. Thank you, Jennie. Happy Easter to you.

      1. Youโ€™re welcome, John.

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Loved the filler and the kites. Your photos are always fun to see, even if the producer is out of town. I can’t wait to see the puppy photos that are sure to visit your site. Happy Easter! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m hearing the only problem with puppy pictures is she won’t stay still long enough to get one. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Thanks for the views, John. The sense of calm is welcome today, even if, elsewhere in PA, things are hopping. Looking forward to pictures of Twiggy. Happy Easter.

    1. Happy Easter, Dan. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. You did pretty good, John. The producer should be proud. Have a wonderful Easter. Canโ€™t wait for Twiggy!

    1. Thank you, Jill. She is now in Austin and will be here tomorrow. Happy Easter.

  6. Much calmer than spring break although it still hurts my sensibilities to see automobiles on the lovely sand.

    1. Thanks, Lynne. It will never change. We hate the cars too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. So Spring Break wasnโ€™t that bad this year?

    1. No it was. Just thinking that the traffic is heavy for Easter.

      1. Traffic is always a pain. Happy Easter.

  8. I always got a kick out of the Port A kites. Fun to see them again — if your winds have been anything like ours, the kite flyers should be happy. I enjoyed the last photo, too. You can call it filler if you like, but I call it fabulous. Happy Easter!

    1. Thanks, Linda. I watched a guy trying to launch a kite with no tail. It finally spun in and he walked it to the trash barrel. LOL

  9. Gorgeous images, John! Looks like Spring is bustin’ out all over the Gulf ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Yes. A beautiful day here. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Hopefully, the Producer will be home soon with the new little puppy in tow. Love the shots and especially the kites.

    1. Tomorrow after the vet visit.

  11. Beautiful! Iโ€™m always jealous of your Gulf views

    1. I love them too. Thank you, Phil.

  12. Happy Easter/Passover/ April Foolโ€™s Day, whichever works for you!

    1. Easter is good. Thank you, Phil. Happy (chose one) to you as well.

  13. I love those kites!

    Happy Easter John.

    1. Thanks, Marc. Happy Easter to you as well.

  14. The adults taking their break on your shore line… Are vehicles ‘always’ allowed on the beach?

    1. Always. This is the Republic of Texas. Everyone has access to the beach with a car.

  15. Well, Dang! You live in a republic! And, me, I live in a Commonwealth! Don’t our leaders know these here are states we be aliving? Durn confusing to this ole country boy’s mind! I’m Jes Saying! โ™ฅ

    1. I agree. But those folks in the 1800’s made the rules. Who am I to argue? Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  16. The cars must go for miles!!!! … Happy Easter John and Mrs. Howell … and extra treats for Lucy and Bailey.

    1. Thank you, Frank. They do go for miles unfortunately.

  17. Your pictures of the beach make me long for FL. Havenโ€™t been back there since moving to Nashville almost 20 years ago. I miss it sometimes.

    1. I would miss this for sure. During the Hurricane Harvey evacuation, I missed the sound of the sea the most. Until you are away you don’t realize that sound is in your head all day. Thanks, Jeffrey.

  18. Looks like it was a beautiful beach day!

    1. Yes it is and was.

  19. Much better that these are adults and families rather than rowdy college kids! I can’t get over how BLUE your skies are. Yes, I know you get stormy gray days, too, but we’d sure appreciate it if you’d send us just a wee bit of that warmth!

    1. The blue is spectacular some days. We are very lucky. I see on the weather y’all are getting cold temps. Snow in Chicago.

  20. Not bad even without your Producer! Love the last one.

    1. Thank you. Jo. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Love the kites! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. They are beautiful. Thank you, Rhonda.

  22. Great photos, John. I’m glad the Spring breakers have left. A storm over the water is always fascinating to watch. Hope you had a happy and peaceful Easter.

    1. Thank you Michelle. We did. I hope you had a peaceful Easter as well.

      1. Well, with our 4 year-old granddaughter running around and our one year-old granddaughter crawling everywhere and climbing up on everything, I wouldn’t say it was peaceful but it sure was fun!

      2. I remember those days. Enjoy.

  23. Giggling so much. Your Producer is priceless. Love the blue skies in your photos, John. We had a full moon on Thursday night / Friday morning it was gorgeous. Your last photo is a stunner!!

    1. Thanks. She is priceless. ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. You got me pining away for summer, good sir!

    1. A couple more months, John then you’ll have a week of it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. It looks nice, and a not chaotic with hordes of people. You did fine without the producer. Are they home? How’s the new pup?

    1. Thanks, Deborah.

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    1. Thank you, Hugh. It looks amazing.

  27. Very nice photographs, John. That last photograph doesn’t look that frightening.

    1. Thank you, Robbie.

  28. Love your photos! We’ve been to Port Aransas, and the beach is wonderful. We used to live just up the road in Sinton.

    1. Thank you, Barbara. Right up the road is so very true. I hope you enjoy some of the scenes of Port A. Thanks for following and the visit.

      1. You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Love that last shot! What a great view.

    1. That you, Marie. โค

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