Monday, October 25, 2010

Island Inspiration

I drove to Port Aransas on South Padre Island last Saturday to spend the night with two friends.  I hadn't been to the coast in years.  I don't know why:  we live within 3 hours of the ocean and it is an easy, fun drive down there.  We walked the beach, played with their two dogs, and sat on the balcony and watched boats and porpoise playing in the water.
While drinking coffee on Sunday morning I saw a porpoise breach at least 8 times in a row! I was thrilled, as I have never seen that in the wild (only at Sea World).  I guess the porpoise (what is the plural?) were feeling frisky.
Here are some images for visual inspiration:

this is the gps in my mini-Cooper driving across the causeway.
No land in sight!


  1. *happy sigh* That looks like it was a glorious weekend!

  2. Your shadow picture reminds me of one of the latest quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert.
    It is called 'Casting a Long Shadow #1'.
    Great pics.

  3. I'll have to check that quilt out by Caryl.
    It was a wonderful little trip. I enjoyed every minute of it!


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