Something Different

I wile away the long hours –perpetual passenger –lens posed for interesting capture:Why, why, why, asks the overpass,echoing my own impatience. In Louisiana, the highway roars –miles and mile of concrete straddlingwaterways, an amazing sight. My camera and I observe as Springreverses itself, green fading to Winter’sbarren aftermath, the familiar landscapeof Ontario’s farmlands welcoming us […]

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Close Encounters: Reptiles

The heavy cloud cover of yesterday is breaking up allowing for small pockets of sunshine. The temperature is hot, almost muggy. We are headed back to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. “Better get my camera ready,” I tell Ric. “Last time we saw that coyote just before the entrance.” “Yes, and it was motoring! Not a […]

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In the Neighbourhood

In every direction, waterand birds flying by Behind, a canal flowingtoward the Aransas Bay For now, we are nomadsseeking varied horizons. (Lens-Artists challenge is “around the neighbourhood“.)

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Cheap Date

Cold, fog, and rain has kept us indoors for far too long, so we decided a trip into town was in order. Corpus Christi, our closest larger centre, can be accessed two ways – via the freeways, or by crossing over to Mustang Island and driving down the coast. We prefer the latter, especially as […]

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Lens-Artists: Landscapes

The glory of travel is in the ever-changing landscape. A reminder that there is always something to discover, whether venturing outside or in.

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One Bottle, Two Crabs, and A Whole Lot of Fun

“I left my fishing gear at home,” Ric confesses when we meet up with friends from home, who happen to be staying just up the road. “Thought we’d be wintering in Arizona.” It’s his birthday coming up, so I suggest he gets new gear. We are surrounded by water here and the opportunities are endless. […]

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I See Magic

History came to life the first time I set foot upon the walled city of Chester, UK. I was ten, and my father had brought the whole family to the place of his upbringing. I knew from my schooling all about walled cities, and quickly rambled off facts, my mind exploding as the revelations unfolded. […]

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Travels

First frost we are plotting –elaborate schemes to escapewinter’s unforgiving chill. Palm trees and blue waters,the flight of parading pelicans –such allure for aging Northerners. Years past, we have travelled far –Europe, Scandinavia, and Mediterranean –this season, Texas has captured our hearts. (For Lens-Artists challenge: my travels.)

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Goose Island State Park

It is a beautiful day, with sunny skies and a light breeze, and we are late getting away, so decide to stick close to home in our explorations. Goose Island State Park fits the bill. Just north of where we are staying, the park lies on the coast between the waters of Aransas and St […]

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Re-evaluating Plans

Over lunch, we google places of interest nearby.  Aransas Pass is just north of Corpus Christie on the Gulf Coast.  Every major road takes us by waterways, and we have seen numerous shore birds, and even dolphins, just in our drives.  I am making mental notes of all the places I want to visit. “I’m […]

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