Monday, September 22, 2008

This is More Like It

This weekend was much more typical than last. You could say we're back to normal, except I don't know how many people would agree that we were normal to start with.

Our Friday evening date took us to Matagorda for dinner at Spoonbills and a walk on the beach at sunset. Then off to Palacios for fishing from the First Street Pier, which somehow survived the hurricane even though it was under water during the storm except for the benches at the end. Click here to see a picture of the waves crashing the pier during Ike (6th picture down).

Sunset Behind the Dunes

Saturday after lunch we ended up in Matagorda again. In case you're counting, that makes three trips in a week! By the light of day we could see better how the hurricane changed the beach. It looks to me like erosion from the storm surge has moved the water line closer in and taken out about four feet of the dunes.

We fished at Three Mile Lake, which looks a little different too. It's a bit disconcerting to see so much change all at once. Everything was familiar and strange at the same time. The weather even has a different feel to it. Though the temperatures were high, it didn't feel like summer. Fall has arrived.

Fishing Three Mile Lake

Soon it will be cool enough to wear a sweater. Good thing I'm almost finished with my tee. As you can see, it's in pieces right now.

In Pieces

I have to finish knitting the last sleeve, then work the neck and sew it all up. It won't be long!


  1. While fall has been coming slowly to our neck of the woods it seems to have finally arrived today. It must be very disconcerting to see the changes to your landscape, but thank goodness it's all there (for the most part).

  2. Last week it started to feel like fall here too! It makes me want to hurry and finish warm things!!

  3. It is strange to see familiar things change so quickly. I am happy the storm didn't inflict more damage on your community.

    Good job (and timing) on the sweater. I like the color.

  4. Very peaceful photos, which (I think) captured the feel for the weekend.

  5. "back to normal" that phrase always struck me as an oxymoron (giggle)
    Your Tee is going to be lovely.

  6. I'm just so happy that the beach is still a place where you guys can go, as I surely do enjoy your pictures of it.

    We're running in the low-to-mid 80's this week, a little higher than we experienced for a few days, but still positively lovely. The mornings and evenings are cool, something we don't have in the summer, so I'm loving it a lot!

  7. It's so beautiful here too! You can tell even though it's in the
    70's that the sun feels different. Fall has made it's debut.
    Love the photos. Sounds like a great week!

  8. We had a lovely fall day here, too. The sun was perfect and the air was clear.

    Your tee looks like it will be just the right thing for autumn days!

  9. We had a taste of fall and now we're back to summer. There's been no frost yet, so no Indian Summer. I love the picture of the hubby fishing and the sun. I want to make a sweater next.

  10. Your life seems almost dreamlike, I hope that many more people discover your blog as it is quite soothing. Please be sure to share photos of your completed sweater, it looks like a dandy.

  11. As I've said before, Tracy. The state of Texas should give you a commission. It wasn't until I started reading your blog that I even thought about going to Texas for vacation. Your pictures are always so beautiful.

    Oh, and I so enjoyed you pictures of the Texas Hill Country.

  12. Here we are just thinking about giving up wearing sweaters.
    Can't wait to see it finished.

  13. These serene photos are delight to see...and relief after Ike! Your tee is taking shape beautifully...Happy Days ((HUGS))

  14. I love things that are the same. Im sorry you've lost some comfort in that right now. Did you catch any fish? Our bass luck has been rotten lately. May try again this week.

    Your tee is very pretty. Someday I'll be a knitter who seams and my world will be much bigger!


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