Monday, January 26, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Retired

Retired Shrimp Boat, Apalachicola, Florida

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday again this week. Be sure to visit Susan's blog at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ to see all of this week's participants. If you haven't visited Susan before, you're going to love her blog!

Yes, another vacation shot from the Florida panhandle. This retired shrimp boat sits beside a great collection of shops called The Grady Market in Apalachicola, Florida. We visit every year. If you remember my Christmas gift post, my favorite photographer is Richard Bickel. We first discovered his work in this shop. He now has a stand alone gallery, but we check every year to make sure that haven't started carrying anyone new that we need to collect lol! Don't you think this old boat has lots of stories to tell? I think it's so fun that as you turn a corner in this little town, there is a boat sitting on a lawn in the middle of the business district. My husband has taken about 20 shots of this boat, but this one is my favorite.

19 comments:

Rose Haven said...

How cool!

Tom and I know this couple...they have a large, old, wooden boat in their backyard! It's attached to their house. He's working on making it into a heated extension of their home.

Jan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love Appalachicola! And that's a really neat boat you've shown us there. The mother of one of my best friends grew up there and tells wonderful stories of what life was like as a child growing up on the coast in the early 1900's. It's such a neat place, and I love seeing pictures of it. I also love your header! Thanks for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

HI KATHY, :)
GREAT POST AND PICTURE OF THE BOAT.
HOW COOL IS THAT?
I DON'T BELIEVE I'VE EVER SEEN THIS EVEN THOUGH I GREW UP RIGHT DOWN THE COAST SO TO SPEAK.
SMALL WORLD HUH?
MY PARENTS AND LOTS OF FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STILL IN PC. EVEN MY HUBBY'S PARENTS RETIRED A FEW YEARS AGO AND NOW CALL IT HOME.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS ON MY WALL POST. IT WAS A FUN ONE!
ARE YOU POSTING A WW POST AS WELL? I'LL KEEP MY EYES PEELED.

EXCUSE MY ALL CAPS. I HIT THE WRONG BUTTON AND JUST KEPT TYPING BEFORE I REALIZED IT. OOPS.

HAVE A WONDERFUL ONE.
~MELISSA :)

Susan said...

What a great old boat. I bet it does have many stories to tell! And in the middle of the yard...how interesting! I would have to wander over for a closer look!

Thanks for sharing your photo

Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Susan

Maryrose said...

You certainly captured that boat in all her glory. Wonderful picture. Thanks, Maryrose

Melissa Wertz said...

That is really cool!

kbbryant said...

How fun to see a boat sitting on the land. It probably is a good draw for the shops there.

Kathy b

Happy To Be said...

Oh Kathy I really like this boat...do you know I have been trying to find one to put out in my yard..I know I am weird..but would love to have one..also an old train..thanks for sharing hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...That is the perfect conversation piece for visitors to that area...I'll bet that old boat has been photographed more than a Hollywood celebrity LOL. Thanks for voting for Lil Bear! ;-) Bo

marty39 said...

Kathy, what a great picture. It is amazing what you find in some of the coastal towns. This really is an eye catcher. I'm sure if boats could talk this one would have some wonderful stories. It is a great picture. Hugs, Marty

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Thanks for sharing the picture of the boat, I agree with you ...It probably could tell some great stories.
Blessings,
Sue

The Bliss Journey said...

Great old boat.. I would love to see the boat addition, how unique.
Kathleen

Claudie said...

Beautiful Picture. I want that picket fence!!!
Happy OW
claudie.frid.com

prof en retraite said...

Love this photo...wonderful boat! I'm sure you are right about the stories! Now you are making me want to go to the beach!!! lol Hugs...Debbie

ellen b. said...

Love the boat! Fun choice for Outdoor W!

carolinajewel said...

What a great boat! The picture has a certain nostalgic feeling to it! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be an empty nester this fall! :D Jewel

KATHERINELLEN said...

Kathy,
Great post for Outdoor Wednesday....Very interesting....love to hear many stories behind it. Thanks for sweet comments... :) Katherinellen

imjacobsmom said...

Sounds like a neat town to visit. I bet Jacob would love to see this. It does make you wonder what stories it could tell. ~ Robyn

ann said...

Where have I been?I didn't know I had missed so many of your post.I'll have to do better than this.Yes,If only that boat could talk...Ann