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

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday I Ran Away...

at lunchtime.  I close for lunch but people knock on the door or holler for something...so I left the building...and took a drive.  The town I work in used to be Barren Fork now it's called Mt Pleasant.

Just a skip and a hop down the road is Barren Fork Creek.  This was my lunch break today.  I think you'll agree, it was worth the trip.
The day was perfect.
It was a sweater day, nothing else needed, well,
except for pants and shoes and such,
but no coat.
Driving down a gravel road,
you cross a concrete low water bridge.
The water tumbles through on normal days,
on flood days, it is impassible.
Even away from work, I worked.
The culverts on one side were blocked.
I removed branches and logs to help the water flow.
I caused the water to foam.
Sad, that even on a break,
I just keep on working!

The creek had worked its magic.
I returned to work, muddy, but refeshed....
and there were people waiting for me to open.

21 comments:

pilgrimscottage said...

Well worth the trip!

John Gray said...

we all need a runaway day sometimes.... mine is in the city!

ellen abbott said...

I wouldn't call that work. What a cool place.

Dreaming said...

Sounds like a perfect interlude!
My hubby used to go sit in his pick-up truck at lunch just to 'get away' - because, if he didn't he would be pestered by someone for something. Glad you had a chance to really take a break and enjoy such lovely surroundings. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a great way to take a break! (you need to load your photos in a larger format! they deserve to be seen w/o clicking on them!)

Farm Girl said...

I think that was a lovely way to spend a lunch hour. I always like cleaning out creeks. I love when the water rushes back on its way. I know it is only my imagination but I always think the creek sighs a big sigh of relief.

Country Gal said...

A wonderful escape ! Awesome post and photos. I bet that helped break your day up ! Have a good day !

Sue said...

I love that you cared enough to do that, Gail. And I love what Farm Girl said, too, about the creek sighing a big sigh of relief afterward.

=)

camp and cottage living said...

Gail
At least away from the job you enjoyed the work! I used to live behind my business and had people knocking on my doors late at night even! I feel your pain!

LindaG said...

I would not have blamed you if you had stayed there for the rest of the day. ♥

Nezzy said...

Workaholic maybe??? Heeheehhee!!!

You had a wonderful spot for your lunch break. So glad ya locked the door!

God bless ya sweetie and have a wonderful weekend!!! :o)

Sandy said...

I would have done exactly what you did at lunch. Talk about a Zen moment.

Nora said...

You should lock up the door behind you more often and go sit by that creek. You could be the keeper of the creek and keep it flowing. Not that I recommend this on wintry days. You did good!

carolina nana said...

Good decision to lock up and leave for a nice break. The sound of the water running over rocks in a stream is one of most favorite sounds to relax by. I could sit for hours and hours just listening to the peaceful sound.
Blessings
Marilyn

24 Paws of Love said...

What great lunch!! There's nothing like water and little to feel refreshed again. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

It looks warm there..you should run away at lunch more often:)

DesertHen said...

What a nice lunch time break! Pretty spot! I'm sure you felt refreshed, if not a little muddy, when you got back to work. Hopefully the break recharged you and your afternoon flew by swiftly!

Pat said...

Sounds like a great little getaway! Take time to smell the roses, as they say! That second photo is just awesome!

EmptyNester said...

It was well worth it--even if you did work...at least it was work you chose to do instead of work you had to do.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice!...:)JP

labbie1 said...

Great way to spend lunch! So pretty and just looking at the pictures is soothing!

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