Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stormy Creativity

Family drawing night. Zach calls the theme: Ships!


Candles lit. Mood music streaming from the cockpit speakers. (Soundtrack to Master & Commander and Dan Zane's Sea Music).



Thunder heads rolling in (yes, that's lightning in those clouds!)
Storm hits, we all retreat inside.



Then after the storm, Mother Nature outdoes us all with her own, colorful creation.

14 comments:

Sam said...

Those are some great pictures.

Amanda said...

Wow, how magical. I can't wait til N's a little bit older so we can do this.. And can I just say that I would love to live your life for just a day? :)

Wildly Cam said...

Beautiful pictures from a beautiful peaceful existence...

Much love, Boat Baby!

Holly Noelle said...

Have I mentioned how I want you life? Just for a year or two I think it would be fabulous to live on a boat!

Erin J said...

Wow. I don't know what else to say but wow. It gives me goosebumps.

Lily Boot said...

ohhh! wriggle on over, so there's room for me too. I adore the music from Master and Commander - we had the final piece that Steven and Jack played as a duet as our wedding music - I walked down the aisle to it with my grandad. And at the end of the ceremony our music master played it again and whilst the adults stood and chatted, the little girls danced and danced, their skirts twirling until they fell down in a heap. And Dan Zane - you know, despite Abby being 11, I've dug out all our children's cds that we loved when she was Zach's age and started playing them again and they are so full of joy and inspiration. I think I was letting the last few years of my little girl's childhood be consumed by a little too much sophistication. The before and after photos of the storm are beautiful - beautiful! Oh family draw on a boat in a storm with that music - it must have felt like such a perfect safe haven.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous pictures, my dear. I was at the Maritime Museum as the storm raged. Couldn't believe how the surf kicked up in wink. But the following display was spectacular: a sunset like the glowing inside of a exotic tropical fruit. You captured it perfectly.

boatbaby said...

Sam - thank you!

Amanda - Come on over!

Cam - I do love the peace of our life. Inner, outer, all around.

HollyN - Put your house on the market and go! (or rent) ;)

ErinJ - Thank you for the kind words. That storm gave me more than a few goosebumps. It was a woozy!

LilyBoot - Thank you for sharing about your wedding. I can just see the girls twirling to that music. If I do say so, you have exquisite taste.

Kim - What were you doing at the museum? You were supposed to be with the roof guy? You missed out on a fun afternoon of shrimping and swimming before the storm.

kelli said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog and just love it. I thought rather than lurk in the shadows I should say 'hi'. We are new to family sailing after buying our first boat a year ago so it is great to be able to gain ideas and insight from your blog!

Holly Noelle said...

Could I talk you into doing a guest post on my blog? It would make my day!

itsystitch said...

so gorgeous!!!!

boatbaby said...

Kelli - Welcome aboard! I hope to hear more about your sailing adventures.

itsystitich - thank you!

HollyN - I emailed you from your profile.

waldorfmama said...

wow, what a sunset!

Masasa said...

What a day! What lovely pics!

I too look forward to when my kids are a little older and we can sustain the activities just a tad longer for times like this. Right now their activity attention spans average around 2 minutes.

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