a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Sunday Morning Walk

I ventured into less traveled territory.  It almost seemed prehistoric.  The quiet was loud as I walked, just me and the dogs.  I chose a fork of a dry creek that I had not traveled since spring.  Overgrown and not dry, it was cooler in the depths of the wash.
The dogs enjoyed the hidden pools.  They cooled as they adventured.  The dry creek held pockets of water from the last rain.  In the ravine, you would not know the land is dry. There were many signs that wildlife came to drink here.
 ...a small armadillo skull on a mossy rock
and more crooks and crannies to explore.
The boys loved the adventure.
We must have startled a deer.  In front of my properly attired feet is a very fresh deer print. 

The journey was a success and although the way was overgrown, we met no snakes nor saw any danger.  The briars tugged at us, the dogs and me, but we pushed on in the coolness of the earth and the quiet of the land.

We reentered the land of sun and heat and insects and wondered why we had left the coolness of the creek.

11 comments:

Sunny said...

Those are my favorite kind of walks, they really are an adventure.
I love your header!
☼ Sunny

Jules said...

I could have used such a walk yesterday. Sounds wonderful. :)

ellen abbott said...

This reminded me of the times I visited my aunt and uncle in the summer in east Texas. they had a live creek running through their property and I spent many summer days exploring it.

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Ahhh, refreshing. And beautiful.

Thank you.

~that rebel, Olivia

Judy said...

Great way to spend an afternoon...

Ninny said...

A really "green" way to enjoy the day. Peaceful, eventful, educational, and fun.

Liz

Nezzy said...

Thanks so much for allowin' us to stroll along with you. I often throw on my Croc flippies as I run out the back door and find myself goin' back to the house to put on some tennies to run cattle. Yep, who needs a gym membership 'round the Ponderosa!

Have a good day Gail filled with blessings!!!

Cara said...

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Pat said...

Thanks for taking me along on your walk! I didn't even break out in a sweat! I loved the skull on the mossy rock!

Nora said...

That was a nice walk, Gail. I guess you don't worry too much about running into snakes, considering your foot wear. You are a brave woman.

Barb said...

A great photo essay. Next time you go for a walk I wanna come too!! I will be back to visit here often :)

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