Sunday, August 02, 2009

An August Afternoon at...

one of our lovely Georgia State Parks...let me tell ya'll...unless they had a snow machine going, no way was this going to be a pleasant outing...

we've been talking about going up to take some family photos for, oh, about 6 months or more...and today is the first day when the planets aligned and everybody got his or her butt into gear...so we ate a quick bite, piled into Speck and headed to Magnolia Springs...

Did I mention it is August? August may be pleasant in some areas of our great country...I'm willing to entertain that idea...

But in Georgia, August is a trial to one's soul...

I didn't even have it in me to insist everybody don the ubiquitous white button-downs and khakis so the photos might have a snowball's chance in, well, Georgia...in August...of lookin' somewhat professional...

I expect lots of killings happen in August...in Georgia...probably more than any other time of the year...I'm being completely serious...

My Grand Plan involved driving up to the actual "spring", hopping out to snap a quick photo or two and hoppin' right back into the car to speed away in air conditioned bliss...Apparently, I forgot to copy the family on that...

I let my attention wander for just a minute (busy checking the ground for venomous snakes camouflaged in the leaf litter...habit of mine) and before I could stop them, all 3 (Husband, Son and Future DIL) headed off into the woods...

Not wanting to be an absolute bad sport (since mostly they find my little tirades amusing and since any extra gesticulation on my part would have resulted in yet more sweating...and since, full disclosure, I didn't have my set of car keys), I trudged into the HOT leafy moist Georgia woods after the butt heads them...we went 'round and 'round...took some photos of some fungi...and the daggum trail came out at the paved road to the cottages...the cottages sited at the back of the park...

Sometimes actions do speak louder than words...so with the words "should we follow the road to the lake" still hoverin' in the HOT humid August air, I simply turned, headed back into the HOT leafy moist poisonous snake-ridden Georgia woods and followed the trail back to the springs...

oh, did I tell ya'll?...Mosquitoes the size of baby chickens live in the in the HOT leafy moist poisonous snake-ridden Georgia woods...I will probably have malaria and/or West Nile within 24 hours, thank you very much...

well...I'm all done whining...for now...


9 comments:

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

You're so funny! Doesn't your family know that if mama aint happy, aint nobody happy? Mine knows to avoid me like the plague when it gets hot.

southerninspiration said...

ooooooohhhhhhh, a steamy, sweaty day, huh???? I'm guessing you may wait a few weeks before attempting another pic????

Suzanne

sheila from life @ #17 said...

okay...can ya'll believe DS has lost the memory card from his camera with the photos? I swear if I have to drag my butt back up there...

Rebecca said...

You are so crazy girl! I love your photos of the fungi. I love the springs too. Can you swim there? Is the water cold? I believe I would have told the fam to go on and have a good time, I'm stripping to my skivvies and going for a swim! :)

Tipper said...

Yep it's hot in Georgia. Cute post!! Great photos.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

no, no swimming...there be gators there...well, I guess if you're a Very Fast Swimmer :)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Ok, I'll admit it. I am truly giggling at your misery. Maybe I'm giggling at the way you described your misery. I have ALWAYS wanted to go visit Georgia, but after reading your post I think it should not be during the summer months. You had me at poisionous snakes....shutter....That's about the only nice thing about living where it gets so very cold. Still giggling...

Not Hannah said...

I went searching for Georgia blogs for one of my readers and found this and can I say...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!? Omalawsy, I needed this laugh this morning.

Will be reading more later...

The Berry's Patch said...

Well, did you die of malaria? West Nile? Heat suffocation? I'll have you know I made it out of English 102...it was torture...but I'm here. Great outdoor pictures...I haven't been outside in weeks...it's 150 out there.

it's all about the journey...