Friday, February 29, 2008

D is for Dunes

They may not be the tallest or the most spectacular, but the dunes at Matagorda Beach are my favorite.

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I like them best for what you don't see in the picture--no man-made development. On the first mile of the beach there are a few homes, but no high rise hotels or condos. The rest of the 20+ miles is undeveloped.

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On one side of the dunes is the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Behind the sand and sea oats is marsh and coastal pasture for cattle.

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It's not uncommon to see cows grazing on the dunes.

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(Photo by John)

I don't know if it will always be like this, but I hope so.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, man. That is just gorgeous and I am SO jealous.

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  2. It's an amazing place and I love it when you visit!

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  3. Cows on the Dunes. How beautiful.

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  4. Wow! As a midwestern farm girl I am amazed by the cows on the beach.

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  5. I have never seen a picture of a cow next to an ocean. It never even occurred to me that people would own and keep cows there. Silly assumption, I know.

    The pictures are beautiful, as always.

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  6. Love the cows on the beach! I remember the first time I saw them in California on the beach, it cracked me up!

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  7. Cows on the beach? Imagine that?? You are killing me with all of these beach pictures!

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  8. Wonderful that it's not covered with condos and such. Love the cows on the dunes!

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  9. raminthethicket10:33 AM

    What?! Cows on a beach? No way! They look so out of place ;o)

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  10. Well, I think cows grazing on the dunes are unusual - love those pictures!

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~Tracy