Views of the Neighborhood – Winter Sunday

The days between Christmas and New Year are pretty low-key around the neighborhood. I thought I would give you two views of the Gulf while the sky is overcast and the wind is blowing. The temperature was in the fifties. All in all a winter day.

Gulf Winter

A shot of the Gulf from the boardwalk. Shows the dune in its winter shade of brown as well.

A shot from the ground level. The Gulf is churning.

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  1. Where is this place? Looks really serene..

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    1. It is the Gulf of Mexico viewed from Mustang Island which is off the coast of South Texas near Corpus Christi.

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  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    The “churning” makes the Gulf appear even more mysterious. Your blog header and these two photos offer quite the contrast between the seasons. Happy New Year to you and yours, John.

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    1. Which reminds me. I need to change the Header pretty soon. Thanks, Gwen

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  3. The countdown continues.

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  4. Pictures like that make it easy to reflect on where the ocean meets the shore and all the ramifications. These are pictures (scenes) you could get lost in.

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    1. If it weren’t for the wind I could stand out there for hours. Thanks, Dan

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  5. Your skies look like ours, John. We’ve had so much rain, I’m feeling like a mushroom. Loved the photos!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I just remembered I forgot a Happy Saturday song. Here it is Happy Sunday *sung to the tune of White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.

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      1. LOL! I didn’t want to mention it, but thanks for remembering! When I was younger, that song used to scare me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Grace Slick is scary anyway.

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      3. Lol! Youโ€™re right!๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. This is my time of year for the beach. Where it’s not so well-groomed, the shelling can be great. I confess I prefer things a little warmer, but the nice thing about gray skies and temperatures in the 50s is the significant absence of boom boxes. The photos are great captures of winter on our coast.

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    1. We found some grat shells. When the waves are high the deep water shells come in. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. Lovely and peaceful, despite the churning. Something special about walking on a deserted winter beach – not that I’ve had the chance that often.

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    1. It is very peaceful for sure, Dale. Thank you.

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  8. Nice shots. Low key might not be a bad thing this time of year.

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    1. I think so too. Thanks, Charles

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  9. Good morning, John,
    “In between the years” it’s not actually low-key here in Fritztown. As usual in the holiday season, we have (too) many tourists. But the, as we live at the edge of the city and don’t go to the city centre very often, it doesn’t bother us too much.
    Al the best to you and yours for 2019,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you , Pit. Happy New Year to you and Mary.

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  10. It all seems fitting somehow. Like a nap before the next Spring Break.

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    1. Ha haha. Very poetic, Craig.

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  11. The ocean at any time of the year is a wonderful thing to take in. The enormity of it is humbling.

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      1. That’s probably why I always loved swimming in the ocean. Because I could make it small that way, or smaller anyway. When you swim in the ocean, it’s only as big as the tips of your fingers and toes.

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      2. Very good image. You could title it, “My ocean is me.”

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  12. Santa Claus is sailing to the town! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, are there any mermaids in your area, John? (a serious quetion, in fact…)

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    1. I have not met any. Nor have I seen any.

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  13. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Beautiful winter shot of the beach John. It reminds me of a painting.

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    1. It does sort of look like that, Denise. Thanks.

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  14. Sometimes winter is the best time to go to the beach!

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    1. Would like to have a heat lamp though.

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  15. Hello John. It looks like your winter is very similar to ours here in south Florida. I’m surprised there aren’t people riding three-wheelers or walking on the beach. Nice photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. With the wind it is not all that comfortable, Vashti. We are the brave ones.

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      1. I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. I can’t get over how wide and smooth your shoreline is, John. It’s beautiful and so different from the one here in the Pacific Northwest.

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie. Yes it is quite different. The land is at sea level where you have some significant hills.

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  17. Weโ€™ve got it mild weather wise at the moment, but weโ€™ve been told snow and cold is due this Wednesday so weโ€™ve been enjoying some walks in 13 degrees.

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    1. Happy New Year, Charlotte. Enjoy while you can.

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  18. While the fifties doesn’t sound that cold to folks up north, when you combine the humidity and wind, it’s very cold! Great photos!

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    1. I think we will get little sympathy, Jan. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Lovely at any time of year, the beach is! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy 2019 to ya!
    Na’ama

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    1. Happy New Year to you, Na’ama

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  20. No people means peaceful โ€ฆ hopefully the wind isn’t howling.

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    1. Pretty strong at 25 MPH

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  21. Great shots of your wintry beach, John. We’ve been to the beach in the winter when it looks just like this, though a bit chillier in the 40’s. Happy New Year!

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  22. Good pictures, John. It must be cold if no one’s on the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. It is very cold (for us) Don’t know why the Winter Texans aren’t out there.

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  23. How well I remember that churning Gulf! I miss the salty odor of the air and the squawking seagulls, as well as the sunshine. Looks like I need some time away, ha!

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    1. Next to the Gulf for sure.

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  24. Very pretty and soothing, John.

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  25. Weather today here in Estes Park, Colorado is snowy and 5 degrees! Looks balmy where you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I am allergic to temps that are single digit. Happy New Year Rhonda.

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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  27. Looks like our weather today – minus the beach, of course.

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    1. We have had some miserable weather lately.

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  28. You have such a wonderful place to walk – I would be out there every single day! Sorry it’s taken me so long to see this – when I am writing, things tend to slip….

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