Monday, October 26, 2009

Skiffs at Dusk

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I was really taken by the quiet tranquillity of this scene, so different at dusk from the mad rushing about I imagine takes place at dawn when the skiffs rush their owners to their boats which lie further out at anchor. Not having actually been there at dawn I can't be sure that any of this is true, perhaps it's all my own fanciful read on the situation, but if you know differently keep it to yourself, I like my version.
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And once you're done here, why don't you go visit Mary the Teach, our illustrious host for Ruby Tuesday, with its reds both subtle and bold.
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34 comments:

iMother2.0 said...

i like how dark the water is...looks like mercury. makes me want to hop on one and just float around for a while :)

Maria Berg said...

How did it go, daughter's birthday her cake to be a toadstool (mushroom) style fairy ???

Yes it alway so peaceful early in the morning days with our the wind.

/MB

Leora said...

My daughter thinks you look like her teacher. I asked her what she thought of the boats, and she said she SO does NOT want to go boating. But I'd come.

ilanadavita said...

It does look serene.

Patti said...

Well then next time get there at dawn! hahaha

I haven't been on a boat in a long time. Maybe someday.

Happy RT Robin!

imom said...

Love that photo! It looks very peaceful.

maryt/theteach said...

All the boats have been taken in at the marina near me - no skiffs, no big boats, all gone for the Winter... :( Happy Ruby Tuesday anyway.
I'd like to see your daughter's birthday cake that Maria Berg mentioned...

Marites said...

yes, i like the quiet too. I've done boating by dawn and it's a nicest time of the day when the earth was still. I was quiet sleepy though:) Happy RT!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful peaceful looking scene. I liked the quiet too. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Martha in PA said...

Great shot!

I think I have commented before, I always feel like I want to come and sit down in your kitchen for a chat!

My RT

Marice said...

they are right..it looks peaceful!

u may view mine if u have time

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, sometimes it's much nicer to imagine how something is than to actually know. Since I've never been there at dawn, I don't know either...and I love your version. ;-)

Ralph said...

The boats work well in this tranquil setting as you suggest. Of course, the guys who own these things will all get the same idea to take off at the same time, leading to gridlock in the channel. Boys ant their toys, as the saying goes...

Dianne said...

it is a restful scene
and the bits of red are lovely

I also chuckled, I can picture myself falling out of one of those boats ;)

moosh said...

Nice peacful scene. I would like to drift across the water and admire the stars. HRT

chubskulit said...

I agree with your fanciful imagination..

Come and see what I’ve got for Ruby Tuesday

Robin said...

The birthday cake hasn't been made yet - the party is tomorrow. Today I'll bake the cakes (two different-sized bowl cakes) then tomorrow morning I'll decorate them. Wish me luck!

Meikah said...

I agree with you, the photos is tranquility itself, and the subtle rubies make it perfect. :)

My entry is here.

bermudabluez said...

Very peaceful indeed....and a little red! Happy RT!

JamericanSpice said...

That's a good shot and I guess I'll tell you how it is as dawn. You see......lol j/k :)

I like your narrative of this.

pinkyshelo said...

love the serenity of the view.. Little specks of red but very visible..

Reston Friends! said...

Boats all quiet now
Awaiting sailors' bustle
We think break of day?

Icy BC said...

It looks very calming and peaceful, Including the water..

Mojo said...

Hey! Carolina Skiff! My homeys have made it all that way? Cool!

And yeah, I'm guessing you're probably right about the dawn part of the equation. Much less chaotic this time of day. What I love is that these are working boats, put up after a day on the job. There's an added element of serenity in that knowledge. Great shot Robin!

moorebloglife said...

I can just hear the little waves slapping the sides of the boats pushing them up against the dock so softly "clunck clunck".
This would have been an awesome Weekend reflection shot too!

Daryl said...

I like your version of events ... pretty little skiffs and nice bits of red

angie said...

It is such a tranquil photo......even the water is calm. Beautiful shot!

kaye said...

it is a very peaceful picture.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely ... reminds me of skiffs at dawn when I used to accompany my 'ex' on fishing trips in similar boats.
Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

It is peaceful and from a Ruby Tuesday perspective, there are so many lovely, sutble shades of red whispering out.

Dianne said...

your comment on the post about Hope's expressions was wonderful, thank you Robin

meant a lot to me since I am the family chronicler and the only one who remembers Nana and most of the aunts and uncles

bj said...

/A great Ruby posting...

Auntie E said...

Love the red in the boats. Happy RT

Amina said...

Love the place, looks so peaceful.Happy RT!