Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Sign

Continuing until this evening, Carmi's Thematic Photographic will be exploring the theme of SIGNS:

Today I saw a sign that did exactly what it was supposed to do. It caught my attention.

I was walking through the Wednesday Farmer's Market in Santa Monica, and from among the tables of flowers, fruit and vegetables, this blue sign glimmered at me.
Come closer. Take a look at them, chilled on ice, their striped shells purple and cream and brown.

In the back, a man was shucking oysters as two men waited by a stand-up table that held a dish of lemon slices and a couple squirt bottles of sauce.

A snack to go. "Can I get one?" I asked the saleswoman. "One oyster shucked to eat here." I had two one dollar bills.

I love watching someone who knows how to do it right. The oyster was cut clean from the shell without a single bit of grit or dirt on the quivering morsel.

A squeeze of lemon. A dab of horseradish. Down the hatch!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


you know the best spots

when I make my trip out west (whenever that is LOL), I'm looking to you to hook me up with great street food!

Woman in a Window said...

nevA! nevA! But the horseradish I could do.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh! Yum.

Not sure how pristine the water though. The beaches in Encinitas had bacteria warnings last week. ;-)

g said...

Cheri - I googled Carlsbad after I got back to the office and there were some stories about that....Oh well. They were delicious and I'm not dead yet.

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Queenly Things said...

Oh, lordy. A little bit of heaven!!!

Carmi said...

It's definitely an art form - so cool that you recorded the process for us here!

As ever, you seem to bring a special kind of magic to each theme. Cool!

Beverly said...

Oh yum. I wish I had been there with you. I love oysters.

And, I sure am glad you aren't dead. ;-)

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

I don't like oysters. NOPE.

But I ate a ton once because the horseradish was so fresh and strong and made my nose run. PERFECT. There was nothing else there in which I could partake of that gorgeous horseradish so I ate a few oysters loaded with the wonderful tangy stuff.

I probably won't do that ever again but the horseradish was worth every sufferable bite of the slimy things.