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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Me and My Feet

After my feet and I had burned a brush pile and grass burrs I'd picked, we took a Gator ride to deliver Tractor Man to his tractor in the New Ground fields.  

It was warm for a run up the hill. I'm a softie so old lady Lil and Lizzy got to ride in the Gator seat with me. They'd run along with us and were so hot.  We stopped at the creek.  My shoes were quickly discarded.
 We walked in together, the dogs, my feet and I.
The water was cool
It was clear when we entered.
Clear didn't last long.
The dogs made quite a splash and stirred up the mud.
The cow flies, mosquitoes and deer flies were feeding on us as we cooled.
Even though the water was low there were some good pools to chill in.
We even liked the mud.
My self portrait and the dogs were cool and happy as we reflected.

26 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

Nice feet, all of them:) Hug B

Deb said...

Cute post. Dogs sure love water.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nothing like dogs and water to cool things down!...:)JP

Weekend-Windup said...

It would be nice to enjoy in the water...

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the dogs do love the water and the mud. I like the selfie shot. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Sandra said...

I love wading and mudding and cool water. not those pesky pests though. we have them bugging us in the pool to. looks so good, wish I could wade there to.. I am coming to you from laptop in lap while sitting in rocker and so far so good.

Farm Girl said...

So very nice! A great way to stop working and rest.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That must have felt so good to dip your feet into on a hot day!
Lynne x

Gorges Smythe said...

For some reason, this post reminded me of the old song "Mississippi Mud." Of course, the original lyrics would be considered quite racist now.! lol

Ginny Hartzler said...

How splendid! I love the way you think and write! It looks so refreshing, yet the undercurrents of flying biters. Kind of like life sometimes. You also really know how to appreciate the small things and enjoy each day as it comes. Happy Weekend!!

only slightly confused said...

Reflections On A Mud Puddle....I mean.....IN a Mud Puddle.....I mean...oh never mind. Looks like fun.

Arkansas Patti said...

How cool of you to give the old gals a ride then let them cool off in the stream. Bet it was a muddy ride back but somehow, I am pretty sure you didn't mind.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like a good time was had by all! :)

TexWisGirl said...

i love it.

Adam said...

I remember rafting once in the spring and the water was icy cold to the point it hurts. Never understood that.

Empty Nester said...

That looks like big fun!

LindaG said...

I've read somewhere that mud can be used as an insect repellent, but I do not know.
I can just feel the cool water and mud between my toes. ^_^
Thank you, Gail.
Have a blessed weekend!

Karen S. said...

Happy is as happy plays, together!

Lowcarb team member said...

I love it when you do posts like this ...
That last photo is brilliant.

May you have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You sound good, Gail! I had to smile the other day when my grown granddaughter in South Carolina asked if I had put the little puppy in the Fairy Garden yet. It's all overgrown and I took him in until I could get it trimmed and cleaned up..She wanted a picture when I was finished. I had told her the story of how I came to have him when she came to visit..She wants him when I die...and I told her "yes, of course!" She was sort of joking but I was not! :) He deserves a good home!

I haven't dangled my feetsies in a stream in many years..say ..70? I could almost feel the coolness on my feet!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Cool feet are happy feet! Looks so refreshing.

Lynne said...

I can feel that cool water on my feet right now . . .
Fun time for your toes/feet and for "the kids" "four legged ones!"

StitchinByTheLake said...

Fond memories of wading in the water/mud! blessings, marlene

Susan Anderson said...

Sounds idyllic!
Except for the mosquitoes, that is!

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Susan Kane said...

The feet must have had some great fun, since they were attached to you. Last photo is superb.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This looked and sounded so cool and relaxing, I wanted to come and join you!

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