Sunday, March 30, 2008

This is Gap Creek in Tennessee...not very big but was it ever a fun place to play when I was a kid. Two or three summers my nephew spent the summer with us. I think we played in this creek ever single day, unless it was raining too much or something. We caught crawdads and muscles, skipped rocks, shot b-b guns, and stayed cool while doing it. This creek never got even a hint of warmness to the water, even though it was quite small.

And at the watering gap for the cattle, on the neighbor's bank of the creek, there was a big uprooted sycamore tree. I have no idea how big it actually was, but in my mind I remember it as huge. We would take snacks and climb out on it and eat, and laugh and watch the neighbor's black angus cattle.
Our girls did not have access to a creek this good as they grew up, at least not every day. But we did spend a lot of time at the creek pictured below. We fished and they waded and fished some. Every summer we bought one of the cheap wading pools for toddlers and it set in our backyard. The girls would bring home crawdads, pumpkin seed bluegills, and tadpoles and have some all summer long, or until a coon would discover them.


Carletta said...

Kids miss so much these days - I think "the good ole days" were the best.
I love covered bridges. The little waterfall under this one makes for a very scenic spot.

Barb said...

Rose ~ great pics on your latest blog entries! I've been out of touch for your last couple of entries -- THEY ARE GREAT! Keep on traveling with your camera ~ I love what you share with us!

Old Wom Tigley said...

The more I see of these covered bridges the more I like them...


dot said...

Hi Rose! You have some great pictures on here and I love the covered bridges. There are only about 16 left in Georgia and I haven't seen them all.
I did a post a few weeks ago showing the buzzards roosting in a small Ga town. Some time in March they were due to go back up north. Maybe they have arrived!
If you are interestied it's the second entry on my blog under the "birds" label.
Thanks for visiting!