Category Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Rockport Texas

Rockport Texas is a town close to Port Aransas and was hit by Hurricane Harvey as well. Since the sun was out for the first time in ten years, the Producer and I decided to drive there and check up on how my books fared in the bookstores. Although we didn’t locate any books we […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Crochet Art

Today’s view of the neighborhood is very unusual. Every year during the holidays an unknown person decorates the bollards that serve to keep cars away from certain parts of the beach. These decorations are hand crochets, and each one is unique. What is surprising is one day they are not there and the next they […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Status of Bird Sanctuaries

The last time we checked on the status of the bird sanctuaries they were a bit of a mess from the Hurricane Harvey. I am happy to report they are making a comeback. Here is a photo of Paradise Pond taken shortly after the Hurricane. Here is what it looks like today. This is what the actual […]

Views of the Neighborhood – New Years Eve

This week our Coffee Waves shop had its grand re-opening after Hurricane Harvey. Although I wouldn’t usually feature such an event on Views, I thought it significant as one more piece of evidence of a return to normal here in Port Aransas. I published this trailer picture earlier this fall when Coffee Waves was open […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Christmas Eve

A photo of the Port Aransas Community Tree. A very Happy Holiday to all.

Views of the Neighborhood – Holiday Parade

This week started the holiday season here in Port Aransas. Like everything else we do here, it was kicked off with a parade. The parade started about a half mile from the community center and ended there with hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, coffee, and a visit by Santa. The evening was capped with live music […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Snow

We had an unusual occurrence Friday. We got about an inch of snow and it was the first time since 2004. We woke up to snow. Here is a shot of the backyard. A corner with the giant Birds of Paradise. A third view of the backyard. This photo looks blurry in the distance but that […]