The Eastern Shore of Maryland

July 25, 2008

We drove to Tilghman Island tonight with a friend for dinner.  Along the way we passed The Maritime Museum in St. Michaels with its octagonal lighthouse, then up the drive to the Inn at Perry Cabin then down the neck of the road where at one point you can see the Eastern Chesapeake Bay on one side and Harris Creek on the other. It is truly amazing how there is water everywhere in Talbot County.  After dinner we did a hairpin under the Tilghman Bridge to see the peelers (crabs) in tables of water swimming with their mates until they shed their shell. The day passed into night with thin whisps of pink lighting the sky.  I went out back to take a picture of a family of swans sailing by. As my arms raised to take the picture of the swans, a blue heron took flight from the dock.  He landed in the brush his beak too far to discern by lens and hardly by eye.  But oh, my gosh, at the corner of this picture when I sized it to post it I spotted him or her I guess.

Before dinner I road down to Trappe outside of Cambridge to look for flower arranging books – a compendium of Ikebana Japanese flower arranging was the big purchase so guess where this will lead.  No not to Japan yet.  But at least we are going East.



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