Friday, January 26, 2007

BLOG CRAWL 1: Back to Nature

I have always had an appreciation for nature and so it wasn't surprising that I eventually married an outdoors man.  I spend as much time in the woods as I can, either hunting, hiking or camping.  Unfortunately deep in the woods, high on the mountain or miles into the desert one can never count on the convenience of a clean restroom when nature calls.  On more than one occasion the fear of being surprised by a snake or bear while assuming the position was enough to convince me that I really didn't need to go that urgently after all.  Sometimes though, when you gotta go, you GOTTA go!

Before I started accompanying my husband on hunting trips I used to resent the amount of time he spent outdoors, leaving me homebound with all 5 Oompas.  To get revenge I would steal the emergency roll of Charmin out of his gear.  A few summers back Dickidoo was ceremoniously named 'Short Shirt' by our Blackpowder Gun Club for all the times he got caught in the woods without his tissue and would have to tear strips of cloth off of his tee shirts to 'clean up'.  Gabe was more daring and creative than his father, resorting to more natural means of hygiene.  He used rocks.  I don't think he has ever been that desperate since.

As a child I dreamed of living in a cabin in the woods.  As a child it never dawned on me that there might not be a flushing toilet in that cabin in the woods.  I would still like the cabin, only there would very definitely HAVE to be a porcelain Kohler and lots of outlets for my computer, microwave and Bunn-Omatic Brew-Omatic!

Visit participating bloggers by clicking on the titles.

*Back to Nature with dpoem at 'The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind':  Eerie yet mystical pictures of trees through the fog interwoven with reflections of the past year.

*Back to Nature with pharmolo at 'Northern Trip':  Take a trip to Bonny Scotland.

*Back to Nature with fogspinner at 'Hoppers':  A nostalgic look back at a past lifestyle, and perhaps the renewal of lost pleasures.

*Back to Nature with bgilmore725 at 'Wanderer':  A photo journey with a couple  of close encounters.

*Back to Nature with promiseluv372 at 'Promise Me':  A peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily routine.


princesssaurora said...

Very nice... I love the pic of Dickidoo!!!  

be well,

jckfrstross said...

LOL i can't beleive you took his tp ha have a good weekend:) are you ready for #6?


astaryth said...

awww man! I forgot all about the Blog Crawl! And I had the perfect entry with a really cool old tree too. <LOL> Oh Well, I'll just have to wait till you play again...

swmpgrly said...

wheres the sharmin

midwestvintage said...

 I will have to wait until the next blog crawl also.  Great entries though.


lanurseprn said...

Hi, I'm new here.  Just reading and getting acquainted. I came here via Guido's journal (Northern Trip).  
Have a good weekend.

kirkbyj05 said...

Hello!  I'm new here too.  Pharmollo mentioned you in his journal so I thought I would take a quick peek.  I've been here ages now...thanks to you.   Lol!  I have loved reading your entries and I've trawled through and down to the one where you had deep snow drifts.  We had that this sort of weather this time last year in the English Lakes.  I was able to take some wonderful photos of that and shared them again recently on my journal.
You are some lady...what a super attitude you have to life. I'm glad I came!   I have enjoyed your bubbly personality.    Jeanie

deshelestraci said...

I loved Crawling.  I left some comments.  I will try to play next month.

fisherkristina said...

When are you having the next blog crawl?  I couldn't play b/c I fell down the steps and hurt my shoulder and couldn't type.  But I want to play this time!  Please hurry and have another one soon!