5 by 5 inch Watercolor
Those islands were doing their jobs of protecting the in land across the bay from the storm and serge. Where I lived at the time as a child, in the Fishing Village of Glouschester Point, Virginia we waited with a water filled bathtub, the mandatory hurricane lamp in the picture window in our living room and many candles and lots of food and ice should the need arise. We had transistor raidos and mom's storys of our parents growing up in Hampton and Portsmouth and riding out the big storms.
We had rain. As Providence would have it the storm missed us, only the high stormy tides came into the Chessapeake Bay and the driving rains left a sweet smell like a fresh sea breeze all across the tidal lands.
In doing the research for this part of the Mustang A Day Challenge I realized that my perception as a child was probably quite different than I would have remembered as an adult. Our parents protected us from as much as they could in those days, mostly I think so we could have happy memories of childhood.
There are things I found out about Misty, as an adult that I didn't realize as a child. I was influenced by the movie and the books of course. Even the way I thought Misty appeared was flawed. The photographs Ive seen of her these last few weeks look decidedly different than they way I remembered Westley Dennis painting her. I wasn't able to find a photo in public domain for her but I did find another nice Chicoteague pony for tonight's painting that has the Palomino Pinto coloring that she is famous for. I call it the "Misty Factor" Its a big legacy for such a little, yet well loved horse.