Saturday, September 26, 2009

Coastal Bend Ibis

What beautiful scenery in the Wetlands of Aransas Pass, Texas. After researching the Ibis, I discovered these are very young birds because of the colors. I believe they may be white when full grown.

The Evening Before the Cruise

A couple of memories of our evening at the Double Tree hotel in Seattle WA on 9/12/09. We were so hungry after traveling since 8:00 a.m., (and only having peanuts and soda on the plane) so we were delighted to see a Denny's across the street. We ate breakfast at about 8:30 pm. It was more expensive than a Corpus Christi Denny's breakfast (and gasoline was $.82 more per gallon than Aransas Pass), but oh, getting real food was Heaven.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Long Forgotten

While driving through Weesatche, Texas, we had to capture this old building. It's not often you see buildings like this anymore.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stormy Conn Brown Harbor

The storm clouds were rolling in early in the morning. The rains will be a welcome relief to a parched south Texas. Not a scrapbook page, but quite a lovely panoramic view.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Well, only two days left before we leave for Alaska. I have so much to do before we leave, so I have no time to be creative with a scrapbook page. So, hopefully you will enjoy the simplicity of this stunning pelican. It will be fun to start some scrapbook pages when we return with new pictures from our vacation. We will get back on 9/21. Please leave me some comments if you get a moment. Would love to hear from you.

Picturesque Pelican

We think this is a really young pelican because of his size and coloring. What a stunning beauty! He was spending his day in Conn Brown Harbor.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Morning Moon

One last moon picture while the moon is still full. This one was taken this morning at 7:08 a.m.

The Sandpiper's Story

What a great story this Sandpiper had to tell on 8/24/09. Check out his story; you'll love what he has to say.

Regal Redbird

We have seen such an abundance of Redbirds/Cardinals in our yard this year. I never tire of watching them, and hearing them sing. I loved the way this beautiful bird had his head turned in the first photo.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Peaceful Morning Stillness in The Harbor

Rosy and peaceful morning in Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, Texas. The stillness makes me wish for time to stand still for many hours.

Beautiful Reflection in the Looking Glass

Isn't this photo of Bill's mom just the most adorable baby picture! It's great having such a lovely memory of her.

Baby Green Heron

Fuzzy soft baby Green Heron in our backyard on N. Houston Street. Bill had called Tony Amos with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas to come and check on this baby. He told us it was unusual that he would be in our yard, and also said the mama had a nest in the tree between our house and our neighbor's. Tony took the baby heron to the Marine Science Institute sanctuary until he was old enough to be on his own. We were quite excited about our little visitor.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Magical Moon 2

Another wonderful photo of the moon. Bill and I waited patiently the last couple of weeks for the moment when the moon would be full, which was 9/4/09. Thank goodness he took this great photo on 9/3, because tonight, 9/4, the clouds are so thick, the moon is not visible at all, and we are getting a little bit of rain.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

After the Sunrise

Perfect silhouette of the Aransas Lighthouse in Aransas Pass, Texas just after sunrise. What a beautiful reflection of the sun on the water. The pelican on the channel marker was the crowning touch.