Monday, December 08, 2008

One December Weekend

We had the beach to ourselves on Friday, due the weather, I'm sure. Though it was cold and gray, my spirits were lifted just the same as if the sun had been shining. I found some pretty shells including my first unbroken Scotch bonnet and John picked up a few sea beans to add to his growing collection.

Beachcombing

The next day dawned bright and sunny, though cold to start with. John went kayak fishing early, but I decided to stay in until it warmed up a bit. An hour or so later, I layered on the wool and took a walk around the RV park. The light was just right for reflections; I had some fun with the camera.

Colorado River


Chilly Morning Boat Ride


In the Wake


Marina Reflection

By lunch it had warmed up enough that nothing more than a long-sleeve shirt was needed. The fish weren't biting from the river bank, so we went to the beach for more beachcombing. It was so beautiful, we stayed until just before sunset.

Matagorda Beach

Then, back to the travel trailer where John grilled two of the speckled trout he caught the night before for our supper, along with potatoes and roasted corn. For dessert, we toasted marshmallows over the coals, while sitting under the starry sky and planning our return next weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Funny. I just posted a comment on Kim's blog about how much I was going to miss being this close to NH. And then I come here and am reminded of the beauty of Texas. I can't wait to get back to the Lone Start State!

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  2. Blessings abound!

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  3. It's so wonderful that you have this weekend getaway!

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  4. Sounds perfect!

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  5. My soul is refreshed just reading this post.

    I have always said that for some reason I feel so close to God when I'm at the water. Maybe it's because I finally hush and relax enough to really listen to Him.

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  6. Sounds like the perfect weekend!

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  7. The pictures were wonderful and I'm glad you shared. We were just at the beach for a weekend and I miss it already.

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  8. GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT WEEKEND AND I SO LOVED THE PICTURES.

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  9. Your pictures are always so calming and beautiful. You know the perfect way to relax and enjoy time with nature.

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  10. Oh, sounds like a wonderful weekend. I love your pictures.

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  11. Beautiful photographs. I'm so glad you all have become Matagorda weekenders!

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  12. How wonderful to have the beach to yourselves and for capturing it in photos for the rest of us.

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  13. I, too, love winter at the beach! It's so peaceful and it seems like there's nothing to do, but so much to do at the same time! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Oh, how romantic that sounds! Sitting under the stars toasting marshmallows sounds like heaven to me!

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  15. What a nice weekend! And your pictures are beautiful!

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  16. So lovely. I just set you Matagorda Beach photo as my desk top wallpaper!

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  17. Serenity - You have found both a physical place as well as an inward one. I hope you post a photo of the shell you found. I would really like to see it.

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  18. I always feel refreshed myself after reading and seeing the pictures from your Matagordo weekend getaways. What a treat.

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  19. Enjoyed the great pictures. That must have been one cool boat ride!

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  20. How peaceful. That's so cool that you are able to spend your weekends at your favorite place!

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  21. I just love this post...
    I felt like I got to walk along the beach and then enjoy that amazing sounding dinner :-)

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  22. You guys are living the good life! :-)

    The pictures you took are fantastic. My favorite is of the wake in the water.

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~Tracy