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P.I.N.S. (Padre Island National Seashore) spelled out in Atlantic cockle shells. Photo by Tod Kissner.

(Padre Island National Seashore) spelled out in Atlantic cockle shells. Photo by Tod Kissner.

A young Mexican ground squirrel explores his habitat. Padre Island National Seashore, NPS photo.

A young Mexican ground squirrel explores his habitat.

Blue skies and sunshine at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo.

Blue skies and sunshine at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore.

Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

A girl plays on Malaquite Beach at Padre Island National Seashore. Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

A girl plays on Malaquite Beach at Padre Island National Seashore. Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

Railroad vines create an intricate and beautiful net, holding the sands of Padre Island. Padre Island National Seashore. Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

Railroad vines create an intricate and beautiful net, holding the sands of Padre Island. Photo by Jody Mays, NPS.

Zon, zee, zomer ......

Sandy Stairs between the sand dunes at the beach by the sea. I imagine that just beyond that top stair is the most breathtaking view of a clear blue ocean. I can almost smell the sea!

Public releases of turtle hatchlings at Padre Island National Seashore. NPS Image. #FindYourPark

Public releases of turtle hatchlings at Padre Island National Seashore.

Traffic jam at Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo.

Traffic jam at Padre Island National Seashore.

"The sea is as near as we come to another world." --Ann Stevenson. Image of Padre Island National Seashore, NPS photo.

Image of Padre Island National Seashore, NPS photo.

Yes thankful

I am thankful for the Beach! I will write this in the sand.I will feel the warm/cool sand under my feet! ( I will bury my feet in the sand.

Crystal clear water, calm surf, and azure skies at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo by Jody Mays.

Crystal clear water, calm surf, and azure skies at Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo by Jody Mays.

Sea whip coral seen through the crystal clear waters along Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo by Jody Mays.

Sea whip coral seen through the crystal clear waters along Malaquite Beach, Padre Island National Seashore. NPS photo by Jody Mays.

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