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crowing . . .

Please forgive me …

I’m hijacking Friday’s Fave 5

in order



‘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!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!


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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


  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.


  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.


  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.:)


  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.


  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


  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!


  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.


  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.


  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!


  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!


  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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