Saturday, January 31, 2009
This old shack sits beside Hwy 35 Business, just north of Aransas Pass. Every time I pass by I smile at the "for sale" sign. I spotted this juvenile brown pelican down at Conn Brown. He was wearing jewelry on both ankles...these kids today!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The boat called Funny Ricky is hauled out at Aransas Marine Ways. It's pretty interesting to see these big gulf trawlers pulled up on the ways. The Devil Dog is my boy Scooter. He's a black tongued, curly tailed character that brings me, in just about equal measure, a lot of joy and aggravation. He's one of those headstrong independent critters that keeps you on your toes. I love him dearly!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
You know, the Coast Guard not only saves lives by rescuing mariners in distress, they also save them by maintaining all the aids to navigation; channel markers, bouys, beacons, range markers and electronic navaids. The Mallet and the crane barge go around fixin stuff up. Yea Coast Guard. I think they do a great job.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I had to go to Rockport this morning to file some papers at the courthouse and I figured I might as well scout around a bit. I wound up across the bridge, in Lamar. These beauties were just waiting for me. I was especially happy to see the Little Blue Heron...haven't seen one for a while. Although they are considerably smaller than the Great Blue Heron, they still impress me. I love their coloring.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Another beautiful day on the coast...little windy though. Caught these birds in the brackish ponds just over the bridge from the harbor. There was a tri-colored heron there too but he was a little too wily for me today and I never got a satisfactory shot. The tug is going through an identity crisis...she's got Eckstein Marine written on the side but she's still wearing Marquette colors, even has ol' Pere Marquette paddling his canoe on the stack. Just whose girl IS the Corpus Christi?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
My friend Jan from Austin was in town visiting family this weekend. We try to get out and shoot a picture or two when she's in town so we went out to the bay to look for birds. It was pretty cold and miserable and we were bundled up like arctic explorers...it was fun though!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I went to Harbor Island today, just across the channel from the Port A lighthouse. To my delight, I spotted this shrimper coming out of Aransas Pass, headed for the "blue water". This is a sight, once common, that just doesn't appear very often. It was a Brownsville boat but at least the old harbor still gets to see a gulf boat now and then.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I confined my travels to the harbor this afternoon. I had to laugh at the battle between the little boy and the pelican. These birds are so accustomed to getting handouts from the fishermen that most of their fear is gone. After this encounter, this particular specimen might just rethink his strategy. By the way, the boy never landed a blow with the palm frond but he did get quite a reaction.