Tuesday, September 9, 2008

High Island

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One of our favorite places in Texas.

We go here several times each spring for:
Wildflowers,
Beachcombing,
Bird migration.

This is one of the premier spots in the Nation for migrating Warblers, It is not uncommon to see 20 to 25 species of warblers in a day during April. We also like to run the 50 mile beach with our Toyota 4Runner. 4WD in most places. We like to park there facing the Ocean and watch the shore birds go by and occassionaly see a migrant bird come in across the Gulf from Central America.


High Island
Be sure to click on the photos for a better look


Below are a couple of other "H" photos taken at High Island


Honeybee on a berry blossom



Nature's Gift after High Tide



Leave a comment and let us know which is your favorite photograph.


Troy and Martha

ABC Anthology is here.
ABC Wednesday is here.

45 comments:

Brandi said...

I think the last one of the sea shells is my favorite. It reminds me of this summer when we took our two year granddaughter to the beach for the first time. Her favorite thing was collecting the sea shells.

willow said...

The shells pic is definitely my favorite of the three. It brings to mind happy beach days for me, as well.

Louise said...

What a place. 50 miles of beach? All those shells? Paradise.

Ackworth Born said...

Are those shags on the top of the groyne?

Great picture.

photowannabe said...

Love the picture of nature's gift after high tide. This would be beautiful blown up and framed.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hi Troy and Martha,
A wonderfull post about High Island, its a great place to go indeed, looks so nice;0)

THANKS FOR SHOWING
Happy ABC greetings from;
JoAnn's D EYES

ellen b said...

Fabulous photos from High Island...
Love those great shells...

Ivar Ivrig said...

Fabulous place. Lovely :-)

kjpweb said...

Very beautiful! But driving on a beach? Probably not the best thing to do - even if it is allowed.
Cheers, Klaus

Dulce said...

All three are great but I prefer the second one.

marina said...

All the photos are beautiful but especially the one woth the shells is perfect!!!

Granny Smith said...

I collected shells for many years, and the photos of the endless beach and myriad shells bring to mind those happy times. Why, then, is the honeybee my favorite photo? Because of it's beautiful composition and precise photography, I guess.

BTW I agree completely with your sentiments re word verification!

naturglede said...

I love the shells. Have a nice ABC.

Howdy Do said...

Really interesting photos. I like them all.

I only have one "H" for my post today. I hope you like it. I put it on Canon Pixels

Reader Wil said...

I like all your photos, but the first one is my favourite. I can hear the sea and smell the salty air.

leslie said...

I felt myself drawn into the first photo - I could almost smell the salt air, feel the sea breeze as I dug my bare toes in the sand, and hear the birds. I also love the other two as well. Have a heavenly week. :D

Kim from Hiraeth said...

They are all wonderful photos but my favorite is of the bee. No, wait a minute it's the shells. No, the bees. . . . .no the shells.

Must I choose?

: D

kouji said...

i quite like the high island shot. the wood out on the water.

Bear Naked said...

Oh how I would love to be there picking those shells.
Thanks for the photos for ABC Wednesday letter H.

Bear((( )))

Deslilas said...

Fine photos.
Are you the famous Captain Troy of my childhood ?
By the way, I've bought a flat in a lovely French town named Troyes ( the pronunciation is not far from your first name);
You may see some pics on
http://troyes-en-champagne.blogspot.com

Lynette said...

I like your ABC Wednesday post. The story and the photos are really nice to see. My favorite photo is the seashells with the bubbles from the waves.

evlahos said...

excellent choice for today post. i really like the last one

Aileni said...

The High Tide shot is so evocative, memories once more.

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a great place to go and what a load of shells. Did you do something special to that bee photo?

AphotoAday said...

Looks like a fine place to be...

Michael Palmer said...

I like the shell shot also!!

Liz said...

Difficult. I think the shells will have to be my favourite.

Tommy V said...

man I miss the beach. looks like it was a great time.

Neva said...

I love the first one the best but they are good!

becky voyles said...

I liked the last two best but I think I especially like the shells. I could spen all day looking for them. I found the tiniest ones in Hawaii. My best friend couldn't see how I could spend most of the day squatting to collect them. Drove her nuts. She would have been bored after the 1st day.

Daryl said...

Wonderful .. LOVE the shells .. was that your's Martha?

:-Daryl

The Texican said...

My guess for Ike is probably going to be closer to High Island than here. Just my guess. Pretty area. Pappy

Kim said...

All of these are beautiful photos. I love the honey bee and the way the shells seem to be crawling across the sand.

CrazyCath said...

I love the bee but I think my favourite has to be nature's gift. It is the caption you gave it that did it for me.
Great post.

Shimmy Mom said...

Can't pick a favorite this week. All three of them are absolutely beautiful.
*hugs*

Doug Taron said...

Heavenly. I hope it's not too badly damaged by the Hurricane.

Cathy said...

Hello, This is my first time viewing your blog. I love it, I love all the pictures. My number 1 place I would like to visit is Alaska. It's calling me. I am going to bookmark you, I want to see more. ~CAthy

Shellmo said...

Nature's gift is my favorite - it is aptly named!

Louis la Vache said...

Stop by and collect your award.... ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Great photos Troy and Martha!

Congrats on your award!!

mrsnesbitt said...

Well I liked the first one, but a difficult choice as they are all lovely and oh so familiar in their subject. Sorry I am so late...but your skywatch picture is awesome. Love the thistles and they would be a great subject for a card idea...may I use it please? Please e-mail me, and I will send you a copy.

Dxx

Thanks so much.

bryan said...

Ooh, I really like "Nature's Gift after High Tide". Excellent.

Genie said...

They honeybee shot is definitely my favorite.

I was surprised to find this entry this morning. Here I sit the morning after Ike desperately waiting to hear some real news out of Galveston. I've never been there. I have no family there. But so many people stayed. I fear the human toll.

Larry said...

I like the honeybee.I barely had any in my yard this year and the ones we did have looked sickly if tha't possible.-Nicce photos!

Anna said...

What a beutiful and sharp macro of the honey bee, wow. Anna :)