Wednesday, March 24, 2010

getting my feet wet


it's funny

but when i
get my feet wet

they dry out
eventually

i know that

but i do all
that i can
to avoid
getting my feet wet



apparently
and not
surprisingly

i'm not alone


29 comments:

Abraham said...

Beautiful, Steven. And we do avoid the puddles of water through life. Yet, to squish your toes in muck and mud is a feeling that I never forget and how water cleans them up.

steven said...

hi abe - and that's what i was wishing to share with this post. the metaphor. steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

you have a treasure trove of wonderful images and little vignettes to share with us... we often laugh at my Beloved who screws his face up if threatened with the lightest sprinkle of rain...we must have some built in mechanism to be wary of the wet!

Happy days

Delwyn said...

PS I have just thought of another AA Milne children's poem:

about Christopher Robin who after a day at the beach 'is sure to have sand between the toes'...

Dave King said...

It's just amazing how these pictorial meditations keep coming. May they never stop. Excellent.

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful paw prints, Steven. As long as my feet are warm, the rest of me can be cold and I'll be fine but I cannot sleep with cold feet even if the rest of me is warm. I'm with you therefore on the significance of dry and hopefully warm feet.

Golden West said...

Hmmm, wonder whose tracks those are - raccoons?

You are right about the rabbit images - I think Bugs Bunny corrupted North American graphic arts!

NanU said...

arrr, i detest having wet feet! soggy socks are the worst. out with the snow and in with spring.

Butternut Squash said...

It is such a vacation to visit you.

There is something so sweet about tiny paw prints.

Dan Gurney said...

This post makes me think of white egrets who wade in the muddiest places, but stay completely white. It's the water-repellent oil in their feathers that works that magic.

Joanna said...

Good morning Steven, and thank you for this sweet post. I notice that my dogs tend to walk around puddles too, although if they're having fun they wade right through them. And so can we. A friend of mine used to enjoy walking in the rain without a raincoat. Her motto "Your skin doesn't leak.

ellen abbott said...

I don't mind getting wet as long as the wet isn't cold.

Barry said...

I just got back from taking Lindsay for a run. Although I tried my best to avoid the multiple puddles spring leaves behind, I returned with both feet soaking.

I've discovered, although my feet will dry, it helps to change your socks.

Linda Sue said...

On a sunny warm day there is nothing more delightful and refreshing as going barefoot through the stream- When there is snow and ice there is nothing more unpleasant. Little toes of raccoon will tell you that!

Reya Mellicker said...

No you are definitely NOT alone!

I lived in Portland, Oregon for a couple of years (where it rains all the time). When I moved to California, I laughed for about a year when people shrieked and ran for cover anytime it rained. It's just water! But then the time came when I, too, ducked and covered whenever rain fell.

We humans are sooo sooo sooo funny.

Kay said...

mmm. i hate wet feet too...that why i always need new boots!!!xx

Scribbler said...

Insightful.

Nice pics too.

keep it rollin;)

steven said...

hey scribbler thanks for the props!!! steven

steven said...

hi kay - speaking practically i don't mind wet feet really. i bike rain or shine and of course wet is a big part of that but when it's optional - well i like to stay dry. the metaphor continues!! steven

steven said...

reya - the day i took this pic i cam across three people walking dogs, when one of the dogs aw another they would run hard and then go flying into the river. they were brown with mud and soaked and shivering with cold but you know what a dog's smile looks like...... they were bustin' steven

steven said...

linda sue i was so thrilled to find the little raccoon bridge. those boys (and girls i bet) were not feeling at all romantic or fuzzy about getting wet. nope, there plan was to stay dry and get across the river! steven

steven said...

dave thankyou very much. i'm trying to unpack as many of the pictorial moments as i can without belabouring a point. when i see something - a window that opens into an insight of some sort - then i want to ignore the date the photograph was taken and share it here. if it ever bothers someone then they have the right to say "enough" or they can ignore it and let it go. i'll see what i can see. another blog is beckoning - a photo blog - that i've had on the backburner for a few months and that might change things around here. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - dry, warm feet at bedtime are very very good things to have attached to your body, especially if there's even a small chance that they might come in contact with someone else's body!!! steven

Leigh Russell said...

It's so true. I'm certainly risk averse, even when the risk is insignificant. I think that's why I love writing fiction - my characters can take risks for me - sometimes with fatal consequences! (I write crime fiction.)

steven said...

golden west they're raccoons. it looks like a family made their way across. there were prints everywhere of all kinds... mostly leading to the water's edge for a drink i think. steven

steven said...

barry i always cary a spare pair for biking on rainy days. unfortunately, i often forget about the dry undies - which when you're cycling tend to get moist at the very least in a decent downpour like tuesday's!!! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

ellen - i get that but i've been able to move beyond that for myself in the last few years of walking. i was always good with it when cycling for some reason. hmmm. steven

Meri said...

Funny. . . when I was a little girl, I used to walk in the rain-filled gutters, water so deep it would spill over the top of my rain boots and fill up the insides. Now, I'm wet feet averse. I wonder why.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Brought a smile to my face... delightful!