Friday, July 24, 2009

Crisfield "My Town" Shoot Out - Reflections

“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”

For the past two weeks I have said I would not be able to participate in the shoot outs due to time, or lack of time. Then I start to feel guilty. I also don't want to break my 100% record of participation, not to mention the fact that I miss everyone and don't want to let anyone down. I am kind of funny about being dependable. It can be a cruse.

Last week, I came up with something at the last minute. The same goes for this week. Last minute, but it is still Friday.

Not much. And the first two photos are Deal Island - but still in our county. When you visit, and I hope you will, you need to take some side tours around the area. Little gems are hidden like Easter eggs all over our county. I consider Crisfield the Golden Egg or the Hope diamond, however you wish to look at it.

I am still having computer problems, so thank goodness for things stored in a laptop. Dell has promised to send me a new computer this time - not a refurbished one like the last one that lasted about 24 hours.

Hope everyone is doing OK. I miss all my blogging friends and think about all of you. I especially pray for Barry and wish him a full recovery.

Thanks for all your emails. And thanks to Gordon, ChefE, and GingerV who are picking up my slack. Between working for the paper and trying to keep the name of our beautiful town out there in the Blogosphere I have been very busy. The next few weeks and the winding down of of summer will leave me with even less time. But fall will give me some relief (won't it, boss?)and I can spend more time on both blogging and friendship. I treasure all of my friends, old and new - the ones I have known a lifetime, the ones I left back in Georgia, the ones I have met in in Maryland, and the ones I have never met.

Each of my blogger friends has a special gift that I cherish. Joanne keeps my mind sharp, Willow always has gourmet mind-treats, Jen and Dan amaze me with their photography, Debby keeps me laughing, Elizabeth makes my mouth water with her mouth-watering foods, Gordon amazes me with his organizational skills and frustrates me with his puzzles, Butler and Bagman - well there is always a surprise waiting there, GingerV makes me want to take up residence in her guest house in Brazil, J9 is one hopping gal, Barry gives me strength, Elaine and Gray know how to entertain (beautiful photography, too Elaine) - I could go on - I have 97 followers, and I wish I could visit each of you every day. From A to Z, that would be Ann to Zaroga, thanks to all of you who have added to my life.

To people who think that blogging is a waste of time, I say, it can be time consuming but it allows us all to reach out to others around the world. And our little Friday shootouts allow us to get a glimpse into those worlds.

Blogging can enrich our lives, educate us, make us laugh (we all need that), and introduce us to new friends. So to all my "in-person" friends and my blogging friends, let me say that you are all special and unique in your own wonderful ways, and you are loved.





The old standby reflection photo. Sorry. It's all I have today. That's me taking a photo on my last "fun" day, which seems like years ago. I need a long vacation.

31 comments:

Kerry said...

Oh Patty, what kind and wonderful words for all of your friends. And as I supposed they would be, your photos are gorgeous. The reflections on those still surfaces are nearly as clear as the objects. You could turn your photos upside down!

SOL said...

I love the crispness of the photos. I always find shots like the sunglasses fascinating and provocative--the looking at you looking at me thing and seeing what's reflected.

Yaya said...

Love the boat one.

And yes, I love my bloggy friends!!

Sarah said...

I think I just want to live in that first picture!! Wonderful shots!! So glad you are well and so very glad I met you here!!! Sarah

Sarah Lulu said...

What a lovely tribute to blogging.

Breathe ...do what you can and leave the rest.

You have such a fabulous energy we feel you anyway!

Of course your photos are gorgeous.

Sarah Lulu

Mildred said...

Your pictures are beautiful. It has been wonderful to meet you and your connection with GA. Jobs keep some busy, with me it is taking care of a loved one, with some it is children/grandchildren. Everyone understands when the load gets too heavy - so take a break and visit us when you can. I always appreciate an update, no matter how short, so keep us posted. You remain in my thoughts; please take care of yourself.

J9 said...

Aw Shucks Patty - you know we all love you too! And I really like your first shot this week, but I love rflections in water, water towns, boats and the lively characters that go with all of that. Thank you for starting MTSO with RG, and for sharing the characters of your town with all of us here in the blogosphere!

GingerV said...

thank you for including me in your list of friends, it makes me feel connected. the reflections are wonderful, note that I have said before and will now again "quality over quantity" thats what we strive for. The one best photo.

Snooty Primadona said...

I totally agree! I love all of my bloggy friends but can't always make it around to visit everyone.

Besides Mr. Snooty and I love all things crab, so you're in, babe. We hope to someday visit there, if I can ever get him to leave home, that is.

Carrie said...

Your town looks adorable. I really love the header on your page - makes me want to visit!

Joanne said...

Little gems are hidden like Easter Eggs. Love that line!

And ... beautiful photos.

And ... I think it's a pretty safe bet that your wonderful kind words to your blog friends are returned equally to you, by all! And your blog definitely is a treasure. Without it, I'd never have had a clue about beautiful Crisfield. So thanks, Patty :)

gigi said...

I'm with Sarah, we could move into that first picture together. Just beautiful, as always.
Great post. Hang in there. Happy weekend.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love the first shot!

Zaroga said...

A lovely tribute to your friends. I do enjoy the views you show of your town. When we get up that way.... one of these days we will... I will put your town on our list of places to visit.

One day I hope to show you more of my town... just need to get better to hold my best camera :-)

No apologies needed at all.. we all get busy.

I love each photo. You can tell your love for your community.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

You're a wonderful blogger friend and I'm one of your fans.

Audrey said...

LOVE the first one! What a beautiful shot.

Marilyn said...

As always, your photo's are beyond sensational!! What a heartfelt post!!
Take Care....
Love,
Marilyn

Kerri said...

I just want to come over and hop on one of those boats!!

willow said...

My thoughts, exactly, Patty. Blogging has enriched my life on so many levels, as well. Excellent post, dear bloggy friend!

Butler and Bagman said...

Great stuff...looks like you are as busy as I am...

Doreen said...

beautiful beautiful shots Patty!!

REDLAN said...

Hello Patty! I like the second photo of reflection most!

Can I grab my favorite photo? I planned to post a collection of this week's photo shoot out them. I will credit your site of course. If it's okay with you.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Patty, Patty, Patty, you do know how to bring a tear to my eye, a smile to my lips, and a warmth to my heart! What a wonderfully written post, dear friend. I can only comment, that "you said it all". I agree with blogging and friends, and what each and everyone has to offer and what they have brought into my life. I do not know how I lived without blogging for so long, but 2009 is definitely my lucky year since joining in on this wonderful place called the blogisphere!! thinking of you, even when I am not on the computer and my blog all the time, Debby

Missy said...

awesome shots, you captured very well the reflections

Chele said...

I love that first shot!

Chef E said...

I always love all your photos! I am partial to the pookie terrier earring in the last one :)

Gordon said...

You are the best of the best. So, are your photos.

Patty said...

I see this is an old post but I so love that road photo.

How is Gray today?

Merisi said...

My days feel so enriched and it feels like such an honor being able to get glimpses into other people's life and country, thanks to bloggers like you! I still can't quite believe how lucky I was that I tapped per chance into this immense reservoir of human stories, when all I set out to do was sharing my new hometown with the friends and neighbors I left behind in the States.

Thank you for letting into your world, in such a rich and beautiful part of a region that I shall love and cherish forever.

kate said...

I love that first picture! I miss Maryland...

Martha said...

I not only love your reflections shoot out but love the entry and your attitude about blogging - I couldn't agree more! :-)