Thursday, April 15, 2010

2009-10 Winter Tana Tour, Shelby Lake & Gulf State Park Beach

Just a few days before March ended Man and I were out soaking up sunshine and visiting the beach.  Along the way, we stopped for a few minutes at Shelby Lake, which has a day use picnic area, fresh water fishing and the Nature Center for Gulf State Park.  It is of great interest to see this fresh water lake so close to the Gulf of Mexico, basically you cross the beach road (182) and the sand dunes and you are wading in the salt water of the Gulf.  Here is a photo of the lake, very dark blue in color.


Here is a photo of the water washing up to the beach,
look at that color, NO, I did not color enhance this photo at all.    


We left the Shelby Lake area and went over the beach,
where I found, of course, some shells to photograph.


We found this sand castle, complete with shell windows and gate.


Even a feather can become a work of art
thanks to Mother Nature, wind and sand.


And, of course, there has to be the fence photo, with shadows. 
Man climbed up and straddled the fence to get this double shadow/reflection.


As it turned out, we only made one more short visit to the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama.



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