Thursday, July 16, 2009

While Creeking One Day/Rocks


Addendum July 18th: When I saw that the photo hunter theme was 'rock', well......


One of my favorite things to do when I was a child was 'creeking'. I lived in an area that had several small tributaries, shallow and teaming with life. We would put on our old tennies and spend hours stomping through the crystal clear water, over turning rocks to see what Mother Nature had hidden beneath. There were creatures in abundance for us to find...fish, crabs, salamanders, snakes.

Those days spent with my feet immersed and my hands exploring all things slimy were passed on to my children, as I still live in the same house. Though I will say it was my husband who spent most of the time in the shallows with them, for he too had many hours of experience in the creeks. I married a neighborhood boy.

And now we pass the tradition on to a third generation. A freckled face lad who came to know the secrets of the creeks at a young age. Papa introduced him to the rocky bottom shallows and its hidden secrets when he was about three and he has been captivated ever since.

But it was me who took him on this particular day...the day we found a treasure of a different sort. Left by whom...I don't know. But we took our picture and left it for someone else to find.


6 comments:

Carteach0 said...

awww

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Cute picture. Creeking brings back great memories.


http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/07/photohunt-these-rocks-rock.html

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

Christi said...

How sweet is that! Great pic.

kaye said...

loved your story
my photo hunt is here Thanks

srp said...

What an adorable little boy and a great story... that heart is perfect for someone else to find and wonder... who left this here? My photo hunt is HERE.

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