Skywatch Friday # 39

Pointe West, Galveston Island, Texas.  April 15, 2008.

Pointe West, Galveston Island, Texas. April 15, 2008.

Sky Watch Friday is a weekly meme in which people share pictures of the sky,  Last week over 350 people shared beautiful sky pictures through this meme.  To see more pictures from around the world or to join and post your own pictures, click HERE.

The picture above was taken on Galveston Island in April, 2008, before Hurricane Ike devastated the island later in the year.  Betsy’s son worked at a new resort on the island and he was giving us a tour of the resort club house when I took this picture.  I like the clouds floating in over the Gulf.

It’s difficult to reconcile this pretty picture with the damage caused by the hurricane.

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22 Responses to “Skywatch Friday # 39”

  1. chrome3d Says:

    215 and 222 this time around. Only 6 to separate us. Not bad.

    It is a great view with nice clouds and the place looks like one where you can spend some serious quality time. There must be mixed emotions as it´s not there any longer.

  2. Carletta Says:

    This is a beautiful image George. It is so sad how things were so devastated there.
    I have a friend in Clute who has visited Galveston many times before and since and has said how unbelievable it is to see.

  3. Ben Wideman Says:

    Lovely photo!

  4. Ordinary Biscuit Says:

    I hope they rebuild the island. i can really tell the place is awesome before

  5. Secret Mom Thoughts Says:

    Looks like a great place. Too bad it is gone.

  6. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    This is pretty. Nice clouds. I was going to take my trailer to TX this winter and go to the beach, but the campgrounds are closed from the hurricane.

  7. Susie Says:

    I like the clouds in the picture too George!

  8. Lene Says:

    I wanna go there!!! Lovley place, vell captured!

  9. Jen Says:

    Easter Blessings to you and Betsy! +

  10. JLS Hall Says:

    What a beautiful place! Yes, it’s so sad that Galveston was hit again. I hope by now, a lot of people have been able to start rebuilding. But at least you’ve got a great photo to remember it by.

  11. Mary Says:

    Lovely shot! I’ve only been to Galveston once and it was before the hurricane. So much damage when hurricanes hit. Can’t imagine living with that threat.

  12. Busy bee suz Says:

    Looks so relaxing and peaceful. I hope they were able to get it back to its lovely condition by now.

  13. Janie of Utah Says:

    That is a beautiful picture of the clouds and sea behind the pool. Looks like a great vacation place. Galveston has been through devastating hurricanes before. I’m sure they’ll rebuild and recover from this last one in time. Always a shame to see such damage.

  14. Happyone Says:

    Beautiful!! Looks like those clouds were painted in the sky!

  15. Linnea Says:

    It’s so sad to think about the devastation that the hurricane caused especially when you see such a lovely shot of the resort.

  16. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    THat is such a lovely picture.I have been to Galvaston years ago,would like to visit it again.

  17. SandyCarlson Says:

    That looks like a wonderful place to rest. Too bad Ike had the last word.

  18. Bryan Says:

    Beautiful shot! Is everyone still sleeping?

  19. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat look at the sky at a place that was hit hard this past year.

  20. Mildred Says:

    You have visited some truly beautiful places. I love the clouds above the pool. Happy Easter dear friend. You and Betsy have a wonderful weekend. We have had tornado warnings all evening and rain and hail. I sure hope your roses are safe tonight.

  21. Tina Says:

    Ahh that was too bad it was hit so hard…it looked like an awesome place to visit! What a nice looking resort.
    Do have a nice Easter and enjoy it with family and friends!

  22. Syaa_Fiqq Says:

    Beautiful sky and awesome beach scene..

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