Monday, October 22, 2007

A Perfect Fall Day

High temperature in the mid-80s, low humidity, lots of sunshine and not a cloud in sight made for a perfect fall day at the beach.

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We rented a 4x4 this time. Didn't want to get stuck again and we wanted to try it out to see if it would be worth buying one. It's worth it!

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We drove farther down Matagorda Beach than we've ever been: 10 miles, which is about half the length. The beach narrows some here and shells have collected over time to form a bank that is raised several feet above the shoreline.

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There are so many shells to comb through that it's a bit overwhelming.

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I found it easier to spot a good find down by the water where the shells are still plentiful, but not piled up on each other. It's always a thrill to find a sundial freshly washed ashore.

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An article in Texas Highways magazine (June 2007) says that eagle-eyed beachcombers may spot Civil War or Spanish shipwreck artifacts among the shells and driftwood on Matagorda Beach. I didn't find anything like that, but I had a great time looking.

Before we left the beach I had a special picture to take. Several curious people stopped their vehicles to check out what I was photographing. When they saw what it was they drove away, no questions asked. They are probably still scratching their heads wondering why I was taking a picture of a sock.

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Mama Llama Original Sock Yarn in Blue Jeans Color

13 comments:

  1. Hmmm.Thinking I might need to make a reason to see this beach. Love the blue skies! The photos are lovely and the sock is too!

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  2. They probably thought you were taking pictures of a really rare and unusual shell.

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  3. Mid 80's makes a beautiful fall day? Oh my, that would be SO NICE! We had 76 yesterday, and I thought that was fantastic! Thank you, La Nina! Down to the 50's and 60's for the rest of the month, though.

    Can you imagine what people really do think of knitters photographing socks and mittens and such? Ha! I think that's hilarious!

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  4. What a pretty sock!
    How funny, I can just imagine all the people slowing down to check out what you were so interested in photographing!

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  5. I think we had a last lovely fall day yesterday--today it's cold and windy. I need to collect my wool coat from the dry cleaners. :)

    I love your on location sock photos.

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  6. Those people thought it was a sock-eyed salmon washed up on the shore! Nice shots of the shells, I enjoy all your post's.

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  7. I hardly ever find such beautiful socks when I go "beach combing." (LOL) We're finally planning a weekend at the beach after a LONG Junior-League football season. My son survived with all bones and braces intact, so I figure it's time to celebrate with a day at the beach!

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  8. Wow, you have much better shells there than we do here. It must be nice to drive your cars and campers on the beach there. People would freak here if anyone did that. They are all about the foot traffic. They even give tickes to people who ride their bikes on the board walk instead of the bike path. The high here today will be 85. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever get to wear my sweaters or my wool socks!

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  9. Oh now that looks like a perfect day. Hummm thank you for a peek at that wounderful sky.

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  10. What a gorgeous beach! I obsessively LOVE the beach. (betcha didn't know that about me) You are making me jealous ;o)

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  11. That looks like a FUN day!

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  12. This does look like it was a perfect day!!

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~Tracy