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Don't feed the gulls

By tarara
Those of us who view life through a camera lens know that a picture can only be taken once. These three beach scenes no longer exist in that form. The pool is filled with sand, the walkways and fences are gone. The high rise condos were designed to remain while storm surge gutted the inner parts. They performed as they were designed to do when Hurricane Ivan pushed ashore in September of '04. Nature, however, is self-healing, gulls still can read the logo on a McDonald's bag, and the Gulf of Mexico rolls its waves on shore demurely hiding the fact that it has swallowed the personal belongings of shoreline residents and has tucked them away in the mysterious hiding place of Davey Jones locker. One man's vacation or holiday is another man's livelihood, so construction began immediately on the buildings and they are back in business, although not in their maximum condition. No lives were lost in Alabama, though homes were devastated. A new hurricane season began on June 1st. A prayer for mercy would be greatly appreciated.

Tags: Birds Beach Landscape and travel

Voters: AlanBW, starman1, KathyR and 6 more

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AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Jun 2006 2:13PM
Nice shot with a poignant story. I hope that the hurricane seasons causes no problems this time, or in the future.
starman1 17 61 United States
28 Jun 2006 6:42PM
I agree, we've had our time in the barrel, and though I wouldn't want to wish bad luck on anyone else, the storms this year should feel welcome to go elsewhere, preferably stuck in the middle of the Atlantic.
tarara 14
28 Jun 2006 7:32PM
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
29 Jun 2006 4:21AM
Well you sure have my prayers, lived in Florida most of my youth and saw more destruction from hurricanes in 17 years that I would not want to revisit. Lets hope the shore lines stay as clam and as beautiful as this shot! Spot on! Click!!!

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 3:10PM
I'm sorry to hear about the destruction as this was a lovely scene, I really like the blues and whites in it, it has a nice fresh feel to it,
29 Jun 2006 4:01PM
another well done image. I like the guy with the hands on the hips and the way the coupl on the left are standing.yes, let's hope that this year's hurricane season is very mild..I'm hoping that the storms all fizzle out at sea..would be nice not to be bothered this year.
TelStar 16 116 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 6:12PM
Very touching account and insight to the situation over there; it's important and 'sobering' to understand the broader context for your lovely images.

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