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Photo Project Theme Week 28 – Beach

Vacationing in Texas in the summer is not something we look forward to.  Because of the scorching heat, we always end up going somewhere cool during the hottest month in the summer.  We love the mountains – the scenery and the things to do abound.  For me of course, I love to photograph landscape and nature so beach works for me too.

Last weekend, we went to Port Aransas, a small beach town in Texas.  It was a four hour car ride from home which included a brief ferry ride that transported our car to the island.  We are not “beach  people”, and probably because of the heat and humidity, the trip was not as enjoyable as I had hoped for.  But although it was hot, I tried to make the most of my stay there photographing birds and sunrise and the beach.  I spent two mornings out on the beach photographing sunrise.  The seagulls were so entertaining.  I also enjoyed watching some of the people especially the ones with dogs.   I wished there were no seaweed but the birds ate them and some of the dogs I saw at the beach actually loved rolling on the bed of seaweed.  The nice thing about the place we stayed at was that the beach was walking distance from it so in the mornings I was able to quickly go to the beach before sunrise.  Each morning I spent at least a couple of hours there until the sun started to get hot.  I even met a nice woman who was camping at the beach with her friend and with four rescued dogs.  I got to chat with her for a while both mornings that I was at the beach.

Here are some photos I took from the ferry and from around the beach area.

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Photo Project Theme Week 21 – Summer

Ahhh ….. summer…   What comes to your mind when you think about summer?  Is it the beach? hiking? school’s out?  pool parties?  Whatever it is, I think summer is synonymous with FUN.

Here in Texas, it’s really hot during summer.  If you are outside, shade is your best friend. Once you’re in the shade though, it’s not too bad especially when the breeze is nice.  A lot of people here go to the swimming holes or go tubing in the rivers to cool off.  For us, we usually stay inside where there’s air conditioning  and when we go on vacation, we usually go somewhere cold during the hottest month which is August.

Hiking in Breckenridge, CO

Port Aransas, TX

This year, we didn’t do much. Unfortunately, work has made us so busy.  Although recently we had a chance to spend a weekend with family in Burnet, TX. We had fun and LOTS of great food.  We went kayaking and visited the Longhorn Caverns in Marble Falls.  It was a nice short getaway with family  and we got to bring our dogs.

Lake Buchanan

Kayaking in Lake Buchanan

In just another week, summer break will be over.  Kids will be back in school.  Traffic will be horrible.   But the good thing is cooler days will soon be here.

How about you?  What did  you do this summer?

 

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