Views of the Neighborhood – A Sign of Peace

This week Port Aransas citizens got together to produce a large statement that is hoped to be viewed by the leadership of world countries as a desire for peace.


The important part of any peace statement is to accessorize appropriately. Tie-dye, check. Peace symbol on cheek, check. Peace sign on hand, check.Β Lei, check Adult beverage, check. There is one item missing.


Ah yes. A peaceful shade of pedi polish and a toe ring, check.


Looks like most everyone got the memo on dress code.

Peace sign

Quite an array of beach vehicles as well.


Here is one view of the peace sign. Check out the bike on the left side of the photo (You can’t tell it is a bike.)


A little higher view

Time to disperse. Notice the bike. Yup go back and look again.

One last shot of the folks leaving.


  1. Nice collection. How did you get the aerial shots?

    1. The aerial shots were published on the internet. My drone is still grounded due to pilot inexperience.

      1. That could do it. Those things are hard to handle from what I heard.

      2. I lost mine on the maiden flight. It was found a half mile away.

      3. That sounds oddly impressive.

  2. John, I love the people peace sign! How did you get those photos? Our neighborhood of 55+-year-olds had a hippie fest a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, I didn’t get any pics – I was having so much fun I forgot to pull out my phone.

    1. The drone shots were by a local. I can understand the fun part. πŸ˜€

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    What a fun event. It looks like it brought together the residents and youthful memories, how perfect is that! Enjoy the sunshine, John. It looks like there’s plenty in Port Aransas right now. πŸ™‚

    1. We are having beautiful weather right now. Thank you , Gwen.

  4. Great photos. Drone?

    Maybe, since it seems they did everything right, this will work. It can’t hurt.

    1. Yes the drone shots were by a local guy. It can’t hurt for sure.

      1. I thought maybe you had a new toy.

      2. I do but the pilot is not ready yet.

      3. Ok.

        I’ve been thinking of getting one but we live in a no-fly zone do yo proximity to the airport.

      4. The Mustang airport is about two miles away. We are good.

  5. Such a great event and the weather sure cooperated. I’m curious about the aerial shots, too. Happy Sunday!

    1. Thanks, Jill. They were shots by a local. I still need more practice.

  6. Looks like someone got the drone out.
    Nice shots, John.

    1. The aerial shots were by a local. I’m still not checked out with my drone.

  7. Far out, man — at least, the drone was far out. It looks like a fun event, but I must confess to being most entranced by those aerial views of the waves coming ashore. Beautiful. Your water surely is more attractive than ours: not as much river silt coming down.

    1. We only have the brown near the shore when the seas get rough in the spring and fall. Otherwise the water is clear. I noticed the Galveston water when I was there for the bookfest. I just assumed it was the same as Port A. I guess you are saying not so much.

      1. Not so much, for sure, thanks to the Sabine, the Brazos, the Colorado, the San Bernard…. You have to get out some distance to find blue water. It varies due to conditions, but 10-20 miles usually does it.

      2. Wow. That is too bad for the landlubbers.

    2. Hi Linda, doesn’t the colour of the water also depend some on the angle the sun shines on it and on the angle yoy look at it? When we were sailing out of Galveston lately, we had some dull green/grey water, but also som nice blue []. I agree. though, that, when you look closely at it, as closely as to straight down at it, you’ll certainly see that it’s not nice and clear but silty.
      Enjoy your Sunday,

      1. The tide makes a big difference, too, as well as the winds. Alternating north and south winds can churn things up, especially when fronts follow each other within a few days, with no time for the waters to settle. Sometimes Gulf waters will make it up into the bay, but even more often aerial views show the rivers pouring silt out into the blue/green waters, especially after heavy rains — even far inland. And certain seasons make a diffence. Shrimpers trawlling the bay or offshore can churn things up during shrimping season, too.

      2. Your answer, Linda, just proves again what so many human beings forget: the coast is a very complicated ecosystem, and thus not one to mess with.

      3. Man a lot in motion. Thanks, Linda.

  8. It’s lovely to see and hear about peaceful people for a change. Great pictures, John. It’s too bad about the trouble with your drone. —- Suzanne

    1. It is pilot trouble. The drone is fine.

  9. Great event, John!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

    1. You as well , Pit.

      1. πŸ™‚

  10. What, no flash mob dancing in the shape of a peace symbol?

    1. They were all dancing to ABBA. Fast camera is all.

  11. Great event, John – looks like everyone had a good time. Nice that the aerial photos were available online. Good tour today – thanks!

    1. They did. Thanks, John

  12. Toe rings just go to prove it’s all in the details.

    I love the aerial view of that peace sign. I just hope the man upstairs is watching, and if he is . . I hope he’s taking notes.

    As for that bike . . is that a hemi? Bwahahaha!

    1. Ha haha. Yeah a hemi. Foot Hemi.

      1. When they ask to see what’s under the hood, does the operator take their shoes off?

      2. And socks. πŸ˜€

      3. But of course! Bwahahaha!

  13. What fun!! All we are saying is give peace a chance! πŸ™‚

    1. We’ve been saying that for forty years.

  14. Love that the community will get together to do this. Cool tie-dye! Peace!

    1. It is very satisfying.

      1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. Peace and love, my friend! What a beautiful gesture!

    1. Same to you, Jo. πŸ˜€

  16. Great event, good John! β™₯

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

  17. If you re-build it, they will come :). How wonderful!

    1. They do come for sure.

  18. Cool photos, John. Looks like any excuse is a good one for a friendly gathering … and if you can make a hopeful statement along the way, well, why not? Did you have to ask that lady before taking a photo of her toesies??

    1. I asked her if I could take her photo. She suggested the toe shot.

      1. You’re very brave! I’m always just a wee bit shy when it comes to asking people if I can take a photo of them for my blog.

      2. I always tell them what I’m going to do with the photo and then give them my card which has the website on it. Most people are happy to pose.

  19. I Love it! It makes me so sad to see all the hatred in the world that just keeps growing stronger. Thanks for sharing. Made my morning!

    1. Excellent, Rhonda. Hate can only be fought with love.

      1. True Story, John. πŸ™‚

  20. I had to enlarge the photo to find the bike, but I found it. Great shots. Makes you wonder what else we can see from up there that we can’t see when on the ground.

    1. Thank you, Hugh.

  21. This is just awesome to see! Thanks so much for sharing, John. The world needs to see these gatherings now more than ever. Your community rocks! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Natalie. πŸ˜€

  22. Loved the fashion, John! Ha, ha! The peace sign is fantastic! Very cool community. πŸ˜€ xx Who took the picture from so high up?

    1. A local drone operator took the photo.

  23. Loved those aerial shots! Tye die is never out of fashion. πŸ™‚

    1. I agree. She was a great representative of a tie-dye generation.

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