Like rubber necking past a multiple car pile-up, it is not out of character for me to be occasionally distracted by trashy television. One of the more remarkable accidents of recent programming is MTV's The Jersey Shore. Watching all the drinking, stretched garments, bad grammar and bed hopping gives me a sense of complete despair for the future of the nation, but it does make for compelling TV. Even though it is just a few hours south of Jersey's, activities on Virginia's Eastern Shore are a little more sedate. This past week we were able to spend several days there at my parent's house. It was a relaxing time filled with low key activities that included reading, trips to the beach, fishing, some time in the kayak, a little gardening and some good eating.
While I can't offer you any video footage, and no one is calling me for endorsements, I can share some of what I saw.
Parker's Creek at Sunset
Lang Farm Rd.
Burtons Shore in Black and White
Just Needs a Little TLC
Pelicans Over Metompkin Inlet
Pelicans Over Metompkin Island
Gulls, Black Skimmer and Pelicans
There is no shortage of shells on Metompkin
This picture shows part of my mom's haul form our second trip. She got these for a friend who wants to plant them with succulents to give as gifts. Both of the hairy creatures in the photo belong to me.
There will be a couple more posts upcoming from Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore, including a bending of the rules Bloom Day, but I doubt you will see anything like Snookie or The Situation.