Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Creek Wading Thoughts

On my Sunday afternoon drive I went back to this creek. I just loved it. You can see how clear and clean it is. I wanted to take my shoes off and go wading but it was too chilly. Lots of people ride 4-wheelers back there and horses. I was amazed that there was no trash. I love the little pebbles in this stream and could just imagine my bare feet walking on them and scrunching up my toes to get that good feeling. Today we have a chance for severe thunderstorms as a cold front moves through bringing us colder air, so I doubt I get to go wading anytime soon. Today is in the 70's. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 50's. Won't be long before we have to get out our good old comfy long handled underwear! Wonder where that name long handled underwear came from? Anyone know?


Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

The stream looks nice. You should have gone wading. It's not frozen over.

I don't know where the long handled underwear term came from. In fact I've never even heard it before.
We call them long johns which makes much more sense, ha,ha..

4:07 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

We have a little creek in the woods behind our house and I love walking to it in the summer time and dipping my feet in. It's pure white sand around and in it. I've always called them long johns, never heard of long handled underwear! How interesting!!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

My folks called them Longhandlestoo. I'm not sure why, but always thought it was because they were long and the legs and arms were like handles. If they were left in the clothesline in the winter they froze solid and you could move them by grasping the arms or legs like handles.
The creek is beautiful and I would have wanted to wade in it too.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

That creek is so clean and clear! We have perfect wading weather here!
We always called them long johns, but rarely have a use for them here!!

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

We call them long johns. I think I better be finding mine soon.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

hey Rachel, love the country pics, and the creek looks good enough to wade in to me, but you are right, this time of year, too chilly! Keep up the great photo taking, we love it!

3:29 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

I'm busy, busy R. But wanted to say hi and I'll be back.
Btw, I LOVE those pictures of the stream.

5:03 AM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

I have not clue were the name long handle underwear came from - but you should have gone wading.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The creek looks inviting, but today it's too cold to be thinking of walking in the creek. Maybe next week.
Today I'm thinking of putting on some long Johns too. I think it's only 50ºF.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel -- Why don't you write a story of the origin of the name 'longhandles?'
Then all the kids would Google it and treat it like Gospel, soon it would be whatever it was you wrote for their history.
I did that with the Texas 'Holsteins.' Finally I put a disclaimer up front, imagine all the wasted research till then.
Oh yes, don't drink that creek water.

9:24 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a beautiful spot, Rachel....I love it. And the omage of those little pebbles/stones just waiting to be walked on and felt under your feet....I can just feel them, myself! I love all the places you take us Rachel in this world of never this beautiful state I have driven through only once so very many years ago...!

It's getting a bit colder here...Well, for California...and they keep talking about "possible rain" tomorrow and Saturday...Maybe! (lol)

10:05 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hey Miz Rachel,
I loved your pic of the creek...I would have wanted to go wading too!!
I also loved your countryside pictures in the previous post!!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

As always...the most inspiring pictures and posts.

12:03 PM  

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