Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shoot Out - Yard Art

As many of you know, I had planned on skipping this week's shoot out because of my schedule. As I was headed to an assignment this morning, and feeling bad about not participating (since I was one of the founders), I stopped in front of neighbor's yard and shot his cool collection of rock art and his Uncle Sam.

Crisfield is full of wonderful yard art. I mean, how hard can it be to drive around and few a shoot photos of people's yards? If you only knew my schedule.

Sorry I dropped the ball on this one - but I did participate! And our shoot outs are more about participation than putting up a bunch of photos. So I am still a "100 Percenter", meaning I have never missed a shoot out, and I have always posted on Fridays!






Thanks to Tommy Shore for his "Yard Art." BTW, Tommy always decorates his house for every holiday, be it St. Patty's Day, Easter, or Christmas. It is always a pleasure to drive by his house.

Below is Tommy volunteering his time at our recent J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Tommy is one of the many people who volunteer their time at events throughout the year. He also plays the organ at his church.

Tommy, why aren't you smiling? I only had time for one shot. Oh, I see. You are are trying to get to that bag of clams. Never interrupt a man trying to eat, especially when he is eating Eastern Shore food.




Oh, anyone looking for clambake photos needs to go to the Daily Times web site and look in the photo gallery.

It was a hoot! Kudos to the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce and to everyone who helped make the clambake a roaring success. Over 5,000 people were served all-you-can-eat seafood with all the trimmings and all the beer you could drink - in 4 1/2 hours! That has to be some kind of world record. And I promise, no one went home hungry.

Call the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce (see sidebar) to make your plans for next year. And maybe I will take your photograph!

17 comments:

Kerri said...

Those rocks are stunning. Especially the last photo where the purple flowers are blurred out. Amazing for a last minute effort.

Butler and Bagman said...

Of course you had to post! Loved the rocks...did you post them in the order you took them? I like the last one best and could imagine you walking around looking at light and angles. By the way, is there anyone in Chrisfield that you don't know?

Sarah said...

Wonderful - so glad ya joined in after all!! I always love to see the folks you shoot!! Have a great weekend!! Sarah

GingerV said...

I really love to find yard art or public art as it is also called. I also just pulled photos out of the archives to participate even if not meeting the real intent of the assignment. have a good week.

Audrey said...

Patty, I love that first shot of the rocks! Too bad Tommy wasn't serving up some Rock Lobster! Yum!

Kudo's to you my friend for never missing a shoot out! You are an inspiration - proof that we can at least get one shot posted! Thank you for starting the shoot outs. I am having SO much fun with them!

Chef E said...

You did it! Yah...like your Yard Art and will try and make the all you can eat seafood thingy next year!

SOL said...

I love the first shot of the rocks!

Becky said...

The rock piles remind me of the cairnes I find on hiking trails. They always give hikers a sense of relief/security, letting us know we are still on the right path!
Thanks for posting. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

Jude said...

Brilliant..clambake??

Sarah Lulu said...

They look like piles of gratitude rocks!

I've never tasted a clam ...one day I will.

Doreen said...

the rock art is very cool! glad you didn't leave us hangin this week. great job!!

Patty said...

Kerri: Thanks. I guess we can all come up with excuses, but how hard is it to take one photo?

Patty said...

Butler and Bagman: Some assignments require thinking. This one was a breeze. I mean, how hard is it to find yard art? Quilt overtook me at the last minute.

Anyone I don't know? In a city with 3,000 people, it is hard not to know everyone, especially since I cover every event in the area.

Chele said...

Loved the rock art especially the black/white pic.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Someone was looking out for you from up above, patty, when you went past those rocks!! Perfect timing, I must say. Hope all is well there and sunny in your days!! Debby

Zaroga said...

I like the yard art. I'm sorry I couldn't participate in the shoot out. I was a little under the weather... maybe next week.

Ann said...

Does he change the rocks around at each changing of the seasons?

The clams are so big and looks yummy.

During my travels, I ate lak lak clams which had not meat, Giant bamboo clams which had a lot of meat, and in Sarawak, the restaurant didn't have the snail I loved when I was young. In Singapore, they call it CHUK CHUK or kissing snails because you look as though as you kissing when you eat them.

Well, may be in three years time, when I make another trip, I will make sure I eat the CHUK CHUK,