Wednesday, September 21, 2011

If I had a boat ...

Have I mentioned that I love the water?  Or boats?  Well ......  I do.  This ole Iowa farm girl can't help herself.  Something about the sea makes my soul sing.   Makes no sense to me why that stork dropped me off in cornfields and soybeans.  Guess he was just directionally challenged.

No matter.  At least I'm closer now being on the east coast.  I get my fix a couple of times a year.  And take enough photos to feed my hunger in between.  I was editing my recent Maine photos and the song "If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett popped in my head.  Have you heard it? 

If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat



If I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale
It'd just be me and trigger
We'd go riding through them movies
Then we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail



The mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
Kiss my ass I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea



And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
I'd come and go wherever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea


And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat

 

Yep, me upon my pony on my boat!  But, then ...  I think I may need a bit bigger boat than this one!

Until tomorrow, friends!

~ sharing with ~
Watery Wednesday
This or That Thursday with Deb Duty
Through a Photographer's Eyes

73 comments:

Debbie said...

your pictures are beautiful!! we had a boat and although we love the water, we did not love owning a boat!!

it's a lot of work and a huge money pit!! sorry....

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful images, and i can't say i'm familiar with that song, but it's cute!

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images, fun post.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures and perfect words and I do so relate! Wonderful post for the day, Reena! I, too, wonder the same thing about myself -- I have such a "thing" about water and figure the stork who dropped me in the middle of west Texas was most definitely dysfunctional!! But I made my way finally to the northwest which is the closest thing to heaven -- in spite of frequent grumpy skies!
Hope you have a great day!


Sylvia

Ashley Sisk said...

This song/poem sounds very familiar. I love your processing.

Evelyn said...

Your boat shots are all wonderful ~ I love them all!

Jill said...

I do know the song and it is perfect with your fantastic images!

Ginny said...

I LOVE these pictures, especially the FOG ones, and the last one. I have never heard that song, it is too funny!!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

Please come and see our Fun at the Lake

Bob Bushell said...

Boats, swimming, I used to love them, but, now, I can adore them from a distant.

Madi and Mom said...

Reena your visual and written talents continue to inspire me.
Love pictures and verses.
Hugs C

My Journey With Candida said...

Yes! I have heard that song, not for a long time. It is a great fun song to go with your lovely pictures.

grammie g said...

Hi Renna...you are so cute ..I loved it ..and yes I know the song by Lyle lol
Love the photo's they a wonderful

Yes a bigger boat would be nice ,but right now I would settle
for a kayak!!

Grace

Woody said...

The HDR is really great, it makes these pop.

From the sounds of it, we might need boats this Friday :-(

S. Etole said...

Seeing the beauty through your eyes.

CherryPie said...

A lovely colourful array of boats. A feast for the eyes :-)

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely boats, I especially like the kayak, I think it's my favorite boat.

Kim, USA said...

Love all your photos here.

Watery Wednesday

Michaele said...

I LOVE the photo with the fog. Please tell me you are also a Jimmy Buffet fan!

Gail said...

Artistic! Beautiful.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I didn't know that song. Great shots, as always. I tried the kayaking twice this summer. Not sure if I like it. Maybe space (and movement) is too confined for me. It does look peaceful..., gliding along, exploring!

Ann said...

I've never heard of the song but WOW, those pictures are amazing.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Love it! I think I've heard the verse with the sneakers in it out of context. How odd! Gotta love boats.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so behind on my blog comments, it ain't funny. Busy outdoors these days getting ready for winter (ugh.)

Love the photos and that song is a hoot. I'll have to youtube it. :)

Kathy said...

Whatever you're doing to make your photos so bright and colorful, I love it!

urban muser said...

the color of the water and the reflections are beautiful!

deb duty said...

So gorgeous! I love the vivid colors. You make me want a boat too! Or maybe I just want to take pics of boats!

Barbara said...

Love the processing you used, making the blues and greens pop! I love the ocean, too, but not boats that take me beyond view of the shore.

Saun said...

I love the boat pictures they are awesome. Great job...

Marilyn said...

I feel as if I've just taken a little trip to the coast of Maine. Beautiful boats.

Emille said...

The reflections of the boats in the first pic came out so painterly! And love the last pic too!

Merike said...

Wonderful photos. The boats are very beautiful and the colors.

Regard!

Nick said...

Great images, love this post and hey, I think your boat is just the right size to just drift and enjoy the peace and quite that surrounds you! Have a great day!!

Hilary said...

Nice shots of some mighty colourful boats.

Friko said...

I'll come and join you.

Corker2 said...

I gotta say that I just don't remember hearing that song. Your Photo's are real nice. Well done on HDR.

I would not mind having a nice boat, myself, but that would create some trouble. Where would I store it? It's alot of money to spend with all the different things you need. On top of all that you need a Trailer to haul it around. It's nice, but no thanks.

ELK said...

oh that song .. one of our old favorites of his, any of those boats would be just fine , right!?

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh, swoon.
loving on all that water
and sharing your crush on the sea:)
I can smell it
in your vivid photos
and hear the slosh, slosh, slosh
against the boat.
sigh....deep exhale.
thanks for letting me wade in the water a while with you,
Jennifer

Kamana said...

so much beauty in your images

ladyfi said...

Wow - how do you make your photos so stunning? Just amazing!

Sandra said...

magnificent photos of the boats, you are like my hubby, he loves all things boats. I love the water but view only and do not do boats, as in floating in them. but i love being on the beach or the shore lie these in your photos.

Susan said...

These boats are simply incredible.

Looks like pictures out of a magazine.

Your work is stunning!

Daryl said...

I love love love Lyle and I thought I was the only one who knew that song.. it goes so well with these pix ..

Tricia said...

I've never heard that song, but I love your edits... such cool editing!

You asked the other day if you detected a bit of HDR in the post below... no, unfortunately, I don't know how to do HDR =(... I used a brush effect in Picasa, not the HDR effect. I does kinda look like HDR, tho =)

Danelle said...

Fabulous photos, and I love that song!

deb duty said...

You know I love your photography and I'm so glad you linked up today! It's always a joy to visit your blog!

Sarah said...

Those are all beautiful. They pull at the heartstrings in some unspeakable way.

Oliag said...

This is one of my all time favorite songs! Love Lyle Lovett! Love your boat photos!

Christina Klas said...

These photos are just gorgeous! So glad I stumbled upon you through Deb's linkup.

Mental P Mama said...

Love this;)

Ellie said...

Your pictures are stunning, I love them.:))

Rosemary Aubut said...

Love them all Reena. You are just to funny! I share your love of the ocean!

lisa said...

Such wonderful photographs Reena, especially the first two!

Victoria (Sweden) said...

Very nice pictures!

Andrew said...

I spent my childhood on the water...
My dad had a four birth yaght and we spent every weekend sailing.
My brother and I had a little dinghy just like the ones in your lovely images.
Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Stunning work, Reena!! I was completely gobsmacked by the green and gray one. So striking!

Linda R. said...

I am just luv'n this post.
those photo's are gorgeous. and your editing is wonderful. I am still smiling.. Thanks you!!

Tamar SB said...

These are stunning! I love the water too and these just make me feel relaxed!

Tamar - also linking up with Deb!

beth said...

REALLY ?
my stork was directionally challenged, too !
i've told this to my parents for years now :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I LOVED this post! Loved every bit of it. The reminder of the quixotic song (and quixotic singer) and the beautiful pictures. And most of all your love of being on the water. It speaks to my spirit too.

lisleman said...

Have you heard his version of "Straighten Up And Fly Right"?
nice pics.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots of the water and all those wonderful boats. We have a boat on the river but it's not the same as the ocean where we used to live.

gina said...

I'm a water person too, and I looove your boat photos!

Mira said...

wow! these are beautiful! I love the color and composition in every one of them. so glad I came accross your blog! :)

Misty said...

I'm just in love with your HDR photos. If you like linkups, feel free to join us over on my blog for the Favorite Photo of the Week Contest I always look forward to your blog posts.

Kim Stevens said...

These are really wonderful!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It has been a long time since I thought of this song...What ever happened to Lyle Lovett after he married Julia?? But I would love to be in a boat some place warm right now....sigh.... :-)

Emily said...

These photos are lovely! The colors are just beautiful. I love the water and these photos capture such a great mood. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Oh these are just stunning. So much beauty here.

Valeria said...

Amazing images

Louise said...

I get boat fever, too. Even living so near to the "big" lake.

Connie Smiley said...

Ahhh, lovely images! I think they speak to the water longing in all of us.

long island used boats said...

Thank you for sharing this, I love looking at boats.