Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dancing In Place

When the chimes started clanging, I knew that the wild Summer weather had arrived. The leaves from the trees were fluttering. The bird feeder was banging back and forth against the magnolia. I looked out the kitchen window to see what the noise was about. It was too warm for rain. No clouds to see. Only ripples in the water below. I walked out on the deck and that's when I felt it. The strength of the wind startled me. I gathered a few things off the deck and opening the door, I blew in.  Sitting down, I  looked out the kitchen window. It pulled you in with it's commotion. I noticed all the boats swinging from side to side. Their buoys holding them in place. They were lined up and swaying like a Saturday night. As I turned away from the show, I knew I didn't need to worry. We had put in a mooring block and our boat was laughing while it danced.
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Vicki Lane said...

Dancing in place is a lovely description for boats at anchor in a wind!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That was very good - I could totally picture it in my mind.

Jacqueline said...

A lovely description of the wind...you have a great way with words...I love the "laughing dancing boats".

steviewren said...

In my mind's eye, I could see you blowing in from the deck and the boat dancing. Very descriptive use of words.

Lucy the Cat said...

I love your descriptions. I feel like I am right there.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I did like that 'laughing dancing boats' line. I think this is my first time to visit. I am loving this Magpie project.

ellen abbott said...

Oh, I liked this very much.

C.M. Jackson said...

ah yess! I am there right now--beautiful post!

Brian Miller said...

cute...love that last line and th imagery it evoked. great magpie!

joanny said...

Very poetic, induced some nice mental imagery,

and love that you are blogging to save the dear ones lives and find good homes, I have a few rescue animals of my own.

hope that golden tan pit bull finds the perfect home he is so skinny.

Jennifer said...

I like this a lot - loads of images and wonderful energy. There's something about certain winds that create electricity - you captured that! Well done.

Peter Goulding said...

I liked the "lined up and swaying like a Saturday night."
Nicely written.

The Hausfrau said...

I like that the boat was laughing while it danced!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals