Saturday, July 30, 2011

How dry is it?

Falling leaves of August
"You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me." ~ Black Elk 

Falling leaves usually mean it's time to start dusting off the blankets. In this case, the Dog Days of August are just curling up on our doorsteps. We could use some riders on the storm.




 From National Weather Service, updated 9:47 am EDT Jul 30, 2011: This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. North wind around 10 mph.


This
Afternoon

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 92 °F
Tonight
Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Isolated
Tstms
Lo 73 °F
Sunday
Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 90 °F
Sunday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 73 °F
Monday
Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Tstms
Hi 87 °F
Monday
Night

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Tstms
Lo 75 °F
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny

Hi 87 °F
Tuesday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 76 °F
Wednesday
Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 88 °F

Good food

Good food in Crisfield
Our local restaurants serve up great Eastern Shore food, but sometimes we like to hang out at home and do all the hard work ourselves. We recently had a few friends over for a backyard "steamer" meal that included shrimp, baby neck clams, Crisfield crabs, snow crab legs, and corn. Yum.



That's just gotta make you hungry!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wheels And Wine in Crisfield

Wheels And Wine in Crisfield
Love old cars and wine? Point your compass to Crisfield this Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 5pm - 9pm. Enjoy over 200 classic cars at the 5th annual Charity Car Cruise-In, hosted by Salisbury's Wheels that Heal Car Club.




In a separate event, stroll over to the waterfront and enjoy wine tasting at the tiki bar. Remember to bring a designated driver.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My secret place in Crisfield
"To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly." ~ Samuel Johnson


This must be my week for secret places. Johnson was right about expecting others to keep your secrets, especially when it comes to special places. Could you imagine telling people about places like this, or about my most recent beach photos?  I can't tell you where this is, but wouldn't you just love to get cozy in that chair on the deck and do nothing all day but listen to the waves lapping at the rocks? I was thinking a good book and a glass of wine would be in order, but why clutter up perfection. I think we do that too much these days.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One of my secret Maryland beaches....

Maryland Beaches
I don't like to torture my out-of-state readers by posting photos of my secret places, but I do like to share the beauty of The Eastern Shore of Maryland. We have many small sandy beaches scattered around the area, most a short boat ride out, and you can easily find them if you explore. This is one of my favorite beaches where friends get together for a good time. I took these photos at our beach party on July 23, 2011. If you can find us, dock on in, and join the party. You will be sworn to secrecy.