Monday, November 24, 2008

My World Tuesday, Part 6

My World Texas,
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas

Today in Texas
Dreaming of Warmer Weather
and one of Texas Beaches on the Gulf of Mexico

One of our favorite parts of Texas.
The Bolivar Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
It's 300 miles from Ft. Worth as the Crow flies.
It's a lot further if you take the back roads like we do.
The photos were taken while we were on a trip to the coast,
during the Spring Migration looking for migrating Warblers, 3/22/08.

(Click on the photos for full page views)


Early Morning Beach
Bolivar Peninsula


I am sure it will be sad to return to this area next Spring.
Huge amounts of the beach were lost to Hurricane Ike.
It was sad that so many people lost their homes to this devasting hurricane.


Beach Evening Primrose
Back lighting by early morning Sun


Galveston Bay and Bolivar Peninsula

Photo locations: 29 deg 32' North, 94 deg 25' West

There were no shorebirds coming by,
so Martha was looking for shells and other treasures,
and I was photographing early wildflowers.


To see Texas' 624 mile coastline map (tidewater), (click here),
from the Sabine River Pass entrance in the NE to the Rio Grande mouth in the SW.

Everyone has different perceptions of color.
How would you describe the shade of yellow of the Primrose?

Leave a comment. I'll try to return the favor.

Scroll down one post for a view of the beach 6 weeks later.

Troy and Martha

Please visit "That's my World" for other great places of the Earth.
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46 comments:

kjpweb said...

Oh my! Simmer already seems to be faint history. Though I love our fall and winter! :)
Great shots!
Cheers, Klaus

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like summer to me :-)

ewok1993 said...

I could go for some beach combing. I enjoyed your beach. Happy Thanksgiving.

Rural Writer said...

Lovely pictures. The flower is such a beautiful translucent yellow in that lighting.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful seaside. Nature is hard sometimes. But your World is beautiful.

Dirk said...

Great picture,thanks for sharing

Louise said...

The blue in the sky is amazing! The yellow? Hmmmmm.... It's a pretty bright yellow. I have a bunch of ink colors, and I would call it Yoyo Yellow to match the ink, but that probably doesn't help you.

fishing guy said...

Troy: Very neat #1, I hope the birds are less effected then what the people were from the disaster.

indicaspecies said...

I too wish to be a good photographer someday. These pictures are splendid.
And that is some artistically arranged text. Thank you.:)

My MWT post is here:
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Cheers!
- celine

Yen said...

WOW! Beautiful photos! I love that first shot on the beach..

willow said...

Fabulous contrasting colors on the beach!

Daryl said...

What a nice beach ... and that primrose is so .. I can practically smell it throught the computer screen!

:-Daryl

Leslie: said...

Beautiful shots! I've always wanted to see Galveston and it was terrible what happened during the hurricane. Hope all is well with you and thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos. :D

babooshka said...

Blue and yellow like this always remind me of Van Gogh painting, so for me these are so pretty today.

Doug Taron said...

The evening primrose photo is especially beautiful. I really need to get down to south Texas and see some of the beautiful beaches there.

imac said...

Always love a beach, and your photos are beautiful.

Carver said...

I love the shot of the beach and also of the beautiful primrose. I'm not sure how I'd describe the color other than soft yellow. I'm sorry about all the damage from Ike. We've gone through some major hurricane damage on the NC beaches in the past too, although not from that one.

Kathiesbirds said...

Turquoise Blue sky, silver ribbon of water and a golden beach, what more could you want! Love the primrose, lemon yellow that it is! Translucent yellow like the filling in a lemon meringue pie!

Wren said...

Awesome beauty, in the traditional sense of "awesome.

As for the yellow of the flower, I think it is its own color, which may be why we have a color known as "primrose" (which I always thought was pink).

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd call the beach evening primrose butter yellow. It's beautiful. Too bad Ike caused so much damage. It looks so lovely in your photos.

Pernille said...

Wow! It looks like summer to me! What a wonderful beach to spende some time and the flower is so beautiful too:)

Here where I live it's winter now. The snow came for 4-5 days ago and just now it's -12C outside. What a big different to your place on this world:)

Have a nice week:)

Pernille said...

I forgot to say that even if I said that it must be wonderful to spend some time at that beach. I think it's very sad to read about the hurricane and all the people who lost their home! The nature is very hard sometimes!

kbguy said...

Very nice and interesting post. Have a Happyy and wonderful day with My World today! Mine is at http://justmeNus.blogspot.com

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful beach!

Ms. Hays said...

Your World definitely looks better than My World! Happy shooting!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..I am getting on a plane for that beach..what a beautiful part of the country...

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Gaelyn said...

That's a lot of miles for beautiful beach. I've only walked a tiny piece on Padre Island.

Lawstude said...

i always admire photos of the beach and would definitely sneak out of work just to go there. thanks for sharing your world.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

You two get to some wonderful places and then you snap wonderful pictures too! Beautiful.

Troy I did it, I took a whole days worth of piccies on Manual only and I am pretty pleased with them, see what you think on my post?

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow those are amazing is the beach really that color? I don't think i have ever seen one that color before.

Guy D said...

Thats a great myworld post. Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

T and S said...

WOW...beautiful post and a fabulous image to go along. I m talking about the early morning beach. Your pictures are truly amazing when viewed in its full size. You might want to consider changing your template slightly to accomodate larger size of pictures.

Genie said...

I have dreams where I am walking the beach and looking for treasures, I would be combing the beach constantly if I lived near one. The beach along Playa del Carmen ruined me--it had the best treasures of any of the beaches I've yet explored (which are few) and that's where I go in my dreams. I love going to the beach through your blog. But it makes my heart ache a little.

pcpach said...

Nice capture. I'm always amused when seeing a car driving on the beach. Up here in New England it is not allowed on most beaches.

The Texican said...

Hey, Congratulations on making "Post of the Day". I have been following but not commenting as much on the posts I visit. Bebe and I are going to the Island this weekend to see how much damage was done. We've been several times since the hurricanes, but not to walk the beach. Good Rambling, Pappy

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful beach bright sunshine yellow for the flower color!
Happy Thanksgiving!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery. Happy tuesday.

Michael Palmer said...

canary?

Hilary said...

Gorgeous.. and sigh-evoking. I'd say the colour of pure sunshine.. or happy face yellow. ;) Here from David's.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Troy and Martha,
Very,very nice and interesting to see YOUR world, I would love to be there. come and see mine in Holland here:

www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Greetings JoAnn/Holland

Tina said...

Great photos!
lemon yellow, maybe!

Jennifer H said...

Beautiful photos - I miss the beach. The primrose is gorgeous.

Thanks to you for adding me to your blogroll!

lmerie said...

Wow, great pictures. So serene and calming! Makes me want to venture to the beach tomorrow rather than the country!

Marvin said...

Beautiful primrose. Great detail, color and DOF.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

thanks to you-2 Troy and Martha,
I saw a lot of great "My World" participants, I signed in also,

My World is here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Your shots are great!
Greeting from JoAnn

CrazyCath said...

Oh my! That first shot is just awesome. I love it. A beautiful scene and great colours.

The yellow - I don't know how I would describe it. A pale pastel yellow I think. Richer than lemon, not as rich as ochre.