With Tropical Storm Fernand in the southwest Gulf of Mexico, 30 shrimpers have sought safe harbor in Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass.
Certain occasions cause us to remember details and our reactions as though they just occurred. Harvey is one of those events with unending accounts…those who evacuated, those who rode it out, those who were miles inland, those who were unexpectedly flooded, those who lost everything, those who volunteered their help, those who still are trying to recover…
In the subtropical Gulf Coast, summer days can become quite oppressive which may bring about a lackadaisical attitude. So, take a brief pause, sip an icy beverage and relax with a fan set on high while you experience what Joy Beth is sharing in the following verse selections.
The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is here! June 1 was the official beginning date but there have not been any tropical developments yet as June ends. Those who lived in the path of Hurricane Harvey in the North Bay area in 2017 know the devastation caused by the winds, storm surge, tornadoes and flooding and may have adjusted their personal evacuation plans as a result.
As the summer season begins in the Coastal Bend, the school year is completed and families begin to plan trips and special activities to enjoy together. This year a Rialto Theater production of the musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, can be added to that list.
As April ends so does Parkinson’s Awareness month. My Coastal World is pleased to welcome a guest author, Johnny Parky. Johnny Parky is known to others who have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease as a poet, DJ Johnny on Radio Parkies_uk and a humorous writer. Living in Leeds, United Kingdom with his family, Parky’s writings include many British terms and style of humor.
Here is another collection of poetry by Joy Beth. She shares her personal thoughts and feelings as she lives her daily life and reflects on humanity.
Spring weather usually inspires mere mortals to clean their homes inside and out. Windows are washed and opened, winter grime is removed from walls and floors while closets and drawers are rearranged. Trees and bushes are trimmed, flower beds are prepared for new growth and gardens are tilled and planted. Piles of unwanted items and debris appear along city curbs and country roads. Throughout the country, local governments and volunteer groups then begin their community spring cleaning. Our coastal communities have the added concern of keeping the waterways clear of trash to protect the marine environment and provide safe and pleasing surroundings for the many guests who enjoy spending time at our beaches and on our bays.
It is Friday and the day is beautiful in my coastal world. As we look forward to the weekend, here is a light-hearted poem from Joy Beth. Share your thoughts in the comments.
Spring has sprung in my coastal world, the North Bay area of the Coastal Bend. Texas is well known for its spring bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush with well-publicized Bluebonnet Trails. But there are many lesser known places to explore. Look for the other spring flowers and enjoy listening and watching the birds.