Saturday, January 23, 2010

boy with a boat...

how did you get your sail so red?

29 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Handsome photo of a boy with his boat! Looks like there's quite a story to go with the picture...

Amin said...

Beautiful shot.

Kate said...

I've watched ice boaters on lakes in the Midwest. Exciting. The red sail definitely gives a bright focal point.

Elenka said...

What was he going to do with that ramshackle thing? Looks like he's on a mission.
Good weekend wishes to you and Mr. Cat!! Keeping cozy, I hope. We're just doin' one day at a time in baby steps.

Sharon Creech said...

I love all the homemade elements of his boat, and, like Leif, I think there's a story to go with this picture.

Sharon said...

This makes a beautiful portrait!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great scene. I wonder what the functionality is of the milk can. Ballast to stabilize the ice boat/sled? Something to hold on to ?

Virginia said...

Oh I do so love this one. Red is my favorite color now. I hope you are having fun wherever you are! We are all right here and happy as can be with the offerings you've left us!
V

Birdman said...

Wow! Never saw images of Huck in winter!

Babooshka said...

Just love that bold red sail, but I am happy I have the pleasure of viewing and not lugging it around.

Cezar and Léia said...

He is a brave and strong boy! Also cute!This picture reminds me those posts about sugary, fabulous series!
Hugs
Léia

Piecefulafternoon said...

And what is in your bucket?

Magdala said...

Excellent photo!

Irina said...

We have a romantic story in Russia, about the girl waiting for her prince for years. He could not stay unnoticed, he had to arrive on beautiful ship with scarlet sails. Looks like the girl got her prince at last :-)

Crescendo said...

Nice shot !

cieldequimper said...

Obviously not tie and dye, just dye! Marvellous shot!

Amin said...

This picture reminds me my childhood.

slim said...

Oh, BC, this is timeless! The image could be included as one of the Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. Is that milk he is delivering or something more magical and mysterious?

Tulsa Gentleman said...

This is a wonderful picture. The ice sail boat has a home made look to it but looks very capable of navigating on the ice. The sail can be tacked from one side to the other and there is a tiller on the rear blade so it can be steered. The boy looks like he knows what he was doing, and the big (milk?) can says maybe he is working. The deep red sail makes this a very compelling picture. A real keeper.

Sunny said...

Stunning picture. It reminds me of a scene in Holland.
Sunny :)

Yvi said...

Hi!


Great photo! He looks so lonely!

Greetings
Yvi

Hilda said...

That is so cool! I wonder if he's tried sailing on it.

MCCasey said...

Long John's Material??

Jacob said...

I've never tried ice sailing but I've seen a lot of these kinds of craft on lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It always looked like a lot of fun...unless, of course, you run into a patch of thin ice.

That color will ensure that others out there see him for sure!

Tash said...

Amazing photo, amazing red sail, darling boy, and such an interesting boat. Gorgeous.

Steffe said...

Nice find.

VP said...

This is really great! Does the sail work?

JM said...

This is SO fantastic! What a shot!

Lenola Daily Photo said...

yes, it's a very narrative shot. Like the red/snow mix!