Monday, August 13, 2012

Dog days of summer... and a country swimming hole

       Growing up in South Georgia always meant hot summer days, a neighborhood pickup baseball game with boys and girls, the local library's summer reading club, and at least a weekly visit to Plains, Georgia to the nearest community swimming pool or to our favorite country swimming hole known as "Fussell's Pond."  

      These days the gnats and heat are still around, library's continue to sponsor reading clubs, kids play "organized' sports, and kids swim in backyard pools with few even knowing what a "swimming hole" really is. On a recent day trip to visit our son and daughter-in-love, we passed a unique swimming hole. The spur of the moment "turn around" produced a pretty good photo op.  Even in the early morning hours, the girls were eager for a dip... giving new meaning to the term "contented cows."

     Summer in the South... where we are all just trying to stay cool and fight the humidity...where everyone thinks we're all so friendly... we are, but most of the time we're also fanning gnats. Enjoy your dog days of summer... in or out of your local swimming hole.


  1. Such handsome cows! Lovely post. I have happy summer memories of getting stacks of library books and having all the time in the world to read them.

  2. The library in our little town was one room, but filled with wonder. Our town librarian was one of my very favorite people and is remembered fondly!

  3. Susan, Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving a comment.

    I am a southern girl and know exactly what you are talking about. Love the pictures of your "happy" cows. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

  4. thats a sight to see! when i lived in northern florida, trips to the local springs were such a treat in summer. Icy water, but better than sitting on the bank being eaten alive by giant mosquitos!

  5. Absolutely! Would rather brave cold streams than hummingbird size mosquitoes! Were you near Ichetucknee Springs? That's a favorite destination for us South Georgia folks!


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