We humans aren't the only ones waiting for the coming of spring around here. There are thousands of lobster traps standing by impatiently here on Widgery Wharf this morning. This structure has some historic roots that date back to the late 1700s. It's named after the Widgery family who plied in the molasses trade. Much of this large wharf was covered over when the main thoroughfare, Commercial Street, was constructed in the 1850s. I have seen paintings that show large sailing vessels with their prows sticking out almost touching the warehouses near the water. This area has changed quite a bit over the years. In the background you can see the condos that have crept in among the wharfs down here. As you might guess, a 'working waterfront' that the fishermen want to survive and modern living sometimes do cross tracks. These traps will have to wait out another 'snow event' though. Nine inches more said to be on the way this afternoon. Ha! It's spitting snow already.