Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Mountain Stream

While we were out looking for wildflowers, Desert Boy noticed the wash led to the creek. I told him he couldn't jump in because he needed to keep his clothes dry. So when I finished photographing a flower and caught up with him, he had kicked off his boots and was tugging at his pants, saying, "Swimming, swimming."

I looked at Henry in the creek, saw the water was running clear and cool, and decided, why not? So I helped Desert Boy strip off all his clothes.

He hopped right in. The water is snowmelt coming off the mountain, so it's cold. 

Desert Boy even flinched a little at the temperature--a true rarity. But he didn't want to get out right away. He wanted to play.

After all, he needs to keep up with Henry, right?

Desert Boy thankfully realized that the deeper, swifter water really wasn't a good idea and stayed close to shore. I kept wondering if I was going to have to jump in and get my clothes wet.

Fortunately, after a few minutes of playing and climbing in and out of the creek, he decided he had had enough. His little legs were red, but he didn't care. He had a chance to go "swimming." I have a feeling we'll be playing in a lot of water this summer!


The Incredible Woody said...

I have a feeling that you are right;)

Caroline said...

Freezing water makes for strong little bodies! Oh to be young again....


The DIYer said...

I love the censorship in your photo.
Looks like we have a future polar bear club member

Anonymous said...

Once again, you have more photographic evidence that will resurface in Desert Boy's teenage years.



Germaine S said...

Brookside pool requires swim suits. Be sure to pack one. Au natural will not cut it. The water will be cold enough though.

Anonymous said...

I just about spit out my cornflakes this morning when I saw that first picture of him. Absolutely hilarious!


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