calendar by workboat

Now that Memorial Day is past, it’s safe to call it summer. But the workboats on nearby Tilghman Creek show the season better than any calendar. With oyster dredging equipment long put away, boats rigged with clamming gear are lined up at the day’s end at the head of the creek, and the reflections and temps definitely say summer.

Summer is crabbing season here, and a lot of crabbers use razor clams as bait. In a year like this one when the crab population is down, it probably makes smart business sense to focus on for bait for the crabbers – they’ll need it no matter how bad their harvest is. It’s probably a more stable market.

I’m seeing crabbers on Harris Creek in Bozman, and this afternoon I saw one of those mega yachts in St. Michaels that was so big, I turned my head three times. It towered over the town.

I’m reminded of the gardener’s lore about planting corn when the oak leaves are as big as squirrel ears and such. There’s something timeless about measuring time, and there are so many ways to do it. Between the fields of buttercups and the changing boats in the harbors, here’s what summer looks like on one little creek of the #ChesBay.





~ by kbosin on May 27, 2014.

2 Responses to “calendar by workboat”

  1. I’ve been missing your writing… thanks for this…


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