Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Now that I have warmed you with summer pictures, here are some more cold weather photos to cool you down.

"O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, and all the comforts that the lowly roof of undisturb'd retirement, and the hours of long uninterrupted evening, know." - William Cowper I took this today on our city dock where the mail boats from Smith Island, MD and Tangier Island, VA dock in the a.m. You can always find FedEx and UPS packages lingering on the dock unattended, along with a few groceries like the milk and eggs shown on the right. You won't see that in many towns, proving that our little town is an honest and safe place to live.
I also took this photo today. This is a crabber's shanty near our hospital. Crisfield is famous for the best crab 'eaten on the Eastern Shore.

The next two photos are are fun snow photos.

Speaking of crabs, Linton's is a great place to get hot steamed crabs to go. They also ship. If you like shrimp, they do some of the best steamed shrimp in town. Visit their site at: http://lintonsseafood.com.

A man and a dog slipping on an icy dock. What more can you say? This photo was taken on our city dock.

4 comments:

CASEDILLA said...

:) I really like the 3rd shot... but boo for this weather, I've been looking at warm weather photos all night, haha. I hope this freezing rain ends soon.

Patty said...

Boo for this weather, alright! But it can be pretty. I like the 3rd shot, too. Kind of like fire and ice. Those hot steamed crabs also help to warm the bones

Coachdad said...

I want more summer shots...tired of being cold and spending so much on gas bills. Love your pics, though!

Patty said...

Know what you mean about the heating costs. I will go through more summer shots and put them on tomorrow.

It' hard to believe, but it is almost Feb 2. Let's hope old Punxsutawney Phil does NOT see his shadow next week. That means an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter. I could actually live with that.

Around here, the waterman know as much about the coming of an early spring as old Phil. But hey Crisfield, I think we need a Punxsutawney crab! Why not?

We could plan a whole weekend around it. I think the DNR would let us stir up one "eternal" (like Phil) crab.

We could even beat Punxsutawney by doing our weather forcasting one week before Phil. Think of all the publicity.

Check out Punxsutawney's web site. We can do that, too! http://www.groundhog.org/index.html.

I'll bet our crab could beat a ground hog every year, and he could be a year-long draw for visitors. Imagine a little crab house instead of an old tree.

Coachdad, you spawned an idea. Isn't it wonderful that a few simple words from one person can spawn a whole idea? That's what makes the world go 'round!

Stay warm.