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crowing . . .

Please forgive me …

I’m hijacking Friday’s Fave 5

in order

to

crow…

‘Cause I just

can’t help it!

You have to click to believe it!See – even the seal can’t believe his eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m trying to imagine what he’s thinking …

A November swim requires a blazing driftwood fire and a thermos of cafe mocha.

My photography buddy was there to document the momentous occasion

(finally figured out the self-timer on my camera)

She actually took a dip herself

but she was so fast that I missed the photo op,

and I have to admit, that as she hit the water,

the piercing scream really startled me ๐Ÿ™‚

a perfect day (click to enlarge)

Did you ever have one of those days when you are completely satisfied?

Your cup is full?

And you feel deeply contented?

I just had one.

Campfires, kayaking and swimming

in  November!

Gotta Mom!

*grin*

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!

 
PS

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26 thoughts on “crowing . . .

  1. And CROW you should! You’re my Hero-ette!I wish I could’ve taken that dip with you.How cold was it? I’d think it might still have a bit of summer warmth, but I don’t know.Jody

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  2. I didn’t know sparrows crowed, lol!! ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a neat competition with your mom– fun to read about. You’re a brave woman to get in the water this time of year! Love the seal’s expression and the beauitful scenery.

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  3. Lorna says:

    I can’t believe you did it Kathie, because I know how cold that water is in the summertime :>) … AWESOME!!! Your day (and the fire and coffee on the beach) sounded wonderful. I’m glad you got to enjoy it.

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  4. you. are. crazy.if (when) i come someday i’ll be stoking the fire and shaking my head in disbelief.i can’t promise there will be any hot cocoa left when you get back though.:)

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  5. I LOVED this post. You are the cutest thing ever. I loved seeing your picture by the fire with your friend and woah. .I have a whole new respect for the polar bear swim I must confess I always thought those folks had taken leave of their senses but seeing you get "that last swim" and then the hot cocoa after and the fire . . on that gorgeous beach. . .well, lets just say, I think I would join you, just to say I did.

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  6. Bev K says:

    Kathie -you are so brave! You have every right to crow and I bet your mom is crowing in Heaven.I love following you on your rambles. It’s been raining for the better part of a week here- steady, unrelenting and gloomy – and it feels much colder than the 10 degrees C. the thermometer says. Your experience has brightened my day. Thank for sharing it

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  7. Islandsparrow says:

    The water looks colder because it clouded over and it was reflecting the grey clouds. It cleared a bit as the sun was setting and that accounts for the lovely blue of the last picture.The air was lovely – around 62 degrees – that’s what made me go for it. I’m not really into polar bear swims – I think of it more as extending the summer season as long as I possibly can.I’ve been in colder water before. I’d say the temp was about 58 or so. Pretty cold but not bad considering in about a month and half it will be covered in ice :)I actually swam too – not just run in and run out – IN fact, I went in twice just to get a good picture for you – how’s that for dedication? or craziness??Let me tell you, the fire on the beach and the hot drink were very welcome!

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  8. I am so jealous! Although it would probably take me a long time to work up the guts to get into the water in November, but the kayaking and the fire and hot drink look very inviting! :v)The colors and peacefulness of that last picture are stunning. Looks like it could be a picture for one of those posters that have a characteristic on it and then a saying.

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  9. Margaret Cloud says:

    Very nice photos, the swim made me have a chill. If you swam around here in November the only thing you would get is a trip to the hospital, brr.

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  10. What gray water! It looks bone chilling. I admire your courage and adventure.I’m a little jealous, but not much.I AM glad you had the fun of it and you memory is so nicely preserved with your dear friend–and in photos!

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  11. Hello,thank you for your dear comment on my blog. I came to visit yours as well and really enjoyed it. At first I couldnยดt figure out why you would go on a swimm in november, but after reading the previous post, I get it. It looks REALLY cold!But I bet it was refreshing.I love the look of those apples on your trees too. I bet they taste awesome!

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  12. Lorna says:

    I can’t believe you did it Kathie, because I know how cold that water is in the summertime :>) … AWESOME!!! Your day (and the fire and coffee on the beach) sounded wonderful. I’m glad you got to enjoy it.

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