Friday, February 24, 2017


We were out and about and drove down to Shell Beach

A secluded little beach by the Houston Yacht Club.

She sat with me, along the river
On a bench made out of stone
We watched the sailboats on the water
Make circles around their home

Gliding easily along the surface
Turning in and out and in
What eluded me was the final purpose
Of turning out, out, then in

Sails are down, they must be anchored and enjoying the beautiful day.
Houston Yacht Club

The three-story stucco structure has been described at various times as Spanish Mission, Spanish Colonial Revival and Spanish Mediterranean.  In 1993, during reconstruction after a fire, several original features were restored in an effort to bring the ambiance of the past to the building.


HYC celebrated the 75th anniversary of this Galveston Bay landmark, affectionately dubbed the “Pink Palace,” on July 4, 2002.

Just a little trivia.
This beautiful building was where my high school prom was held and my daughter's wedding reception was also held there.   It's beautiful inside.

Time for Friday Foto Friends at Breathing in Grace
Stop by, tell Deb hello and enjoy everyone's fotos!
Until Next Time
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.

Quote By:
William Arthur Ward


  1. Your sky looks very blue and Springlike. So lovely to see the sailing yachts on a nice day.

  2. Your posts are always so sweet and pleasant and full of peace. I can't be short and sweet... seems I have to write a novel. Lol You live in such a beautiful area. I love when you take me along for the ride. Hope you and Mr. D have a great weekend!

  3. Beautiful photo's for today, Mary, as they always are, and I enjoy visiting with you!

  4. What a peaceful place to visit. It's already Spring there with the sailboats out on the water and green grass! Enjoyed seeing a glimpse of Houston since I've never had the opportunity to go there.

  5. Loved the sailboat photos Mary. Makes me wish I was there too. Loved the poem too. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a day of blessings my friend.

  6. Beautiful pictures! I love the quote about the wind. Have a great day!

  7. Beautiful photos and what a special place filled with nice memories. Have a lovely day.

  8. What a beautiful looks like summer already. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Okay, okay. I hear you. The wind is getting me down, but I will adjust my sails. :-) Your trip looks very nice and how cool that your daughter's wedding reception took place where you went to prom.

  10. "Sailing, take me away..." I love this post. And the yacht club building looks like a wonderful place for a reception and a prom! Such happy memories! Love the poem too. This all was a day brightener!! Happy Birthday to you today!!!

  11. What a beautiful day excursion! Loved the poem you shared too... I sailed on a sailboat once and it was an amazing experience, so much work to do, just to go a short distance! A lovely post today :)

  12. Beautiful photos. Looks like a perfect day. Hope you have a great weekend.

  13. I find boats on the water intriguing as well and take photos of them when I can. What a great place to spend some time.

  14. I like it. It is very nice to see your photos, you area.


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