The Colors of Fall on the Island

We don’t have the “typical” fall in Texas, especially not on the island. It’s still in the 90’s and the colors are vibrant. I love it here and I love the beauty that the island holds. A simple walk to the mailbox reminded us of how beautiful our surroundings are and I wanted to share. 
Beauty everywhere in so many different colors. 
My favorite color represents of course!
And the amazing colors of the sunset on the horizon. My life is good. I have to remember this. I need to enjoy the scenery and stop worrying so much. I’m not always appreciated. I don’t always feel on my “game”. But when I look at this scenery, I know that nature is there to remind me of the beauty in life and I feel at peace. 

Enjoying the Island Wildlife

Living in Galveston is enjoyable for many reasons but one of the things I’ve come to realize that I enjoy the most is just watching (no, not in a stalker kind of way…stop that). I sit and watch people interact. I sit and watch children play. I sit and watch the tide roll in. And I sit and watch the sunset. 

I never thought I’d be a bird watcher though but the birds on my island are interesting and always active. This little flock of…ummm…errr…I have no clue gathered in the lawn outside of my balcony last night and I sat and watched them. They were quirky, active, and pecking away at something in the grass with their long razor like beaks. And I watched. I was amused and calmed by the scenery. 

For the record, after they flew away (yea, thanks B for coming out there and making all of that noise and scaring my little friends away), I came in and Googled them. Still have no clue exactly what they are. Cranes? Egrets? Heck, I don’t know, but I like them and hope they come back. I love this place!

Auntie Em…We’ve Got Tornadoes on the Island…and It’s Super Cool!

I’m highly aware that tornadoes aren’t always super cool. They can be incredibly devastating and I’m not trying to take away from that. But here on the island, they are SUPER cool for the most part. They pretty much stay over the ocean and they disappear into the sky as quickly as they descend. They are a force of nature and watching their magnificent spiraling beauty is ominous. We’ve seen quite a few but I don’t always have my camera on me. This weekend, while hanging out on the back porch, trying to relax a little between moving, we saw touchdown. The power of nature can be frightening but sometimes it’s just beautiful and we need to take it in and admire its beauty. This weekend we admired nature’s powerful beauty. I’m glad they stay at bay but I’m thankful I get to experience their beauty (from afar). I have no desire to be a storm chaser (that’s just crazy) but it was exhilarating to catch this shot and I hope I get another chance soon.