Mama Diaries

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mama, The Wild Thing

Yesterday, I took a little trip to the local nature center.  Nobody in my family wanted to come, so I went myself.  I picked up a hiking map, and embarked down the longest trail through the woods.  It was very peaceful.  Nobody else was on the trail.  It was just me and the wild creatures who lived out there.

About an hour into the hike, I heard the rumbling of thunder.  I looked up through the trees and saw that the skies were turning gray.  Rain was on the way.  I was going to continue my hike, but decided it would be best to turn back.

I didn't quite make it.  The rain came down.  The leaf canopy shielded me from some of it, but soon it became saturated.  Water ran off the leaves, drenching me from head to toe.

Hmmm, I thought.  Since I'm already wet, I think I'll just stay out here and see what else I can find.

So that's what I did.  I found an old graveyard and the ruins of an old settlement. I even saw a frog laying eggs.  I took pictures while the rain poured down.

When I was finished, I headed back to civilization.  I saw one intrepid little girl splashing in the puddles. She was as soaked as I was. She took one look at me, and started laughing.  So what did we do?  We splashed in the puddles together.  In the rain.

I made my way back to the nature center building and went inside.  A lot of people were in there, waiting for the rain to pass.  They all looked at me and chuckled.  I was sure I looked like quite a sight.

When I got to the car and looked in the rear view mirror, I laughed.  My makeup was running down my face, and my hair was a tangled, soaked mess.  I pulled a few leaves out of it.  I looked like a drowned raccoon!

When I got home, my husband shook his head.  "What are you doing here?  Wildlife is supposed to be left in the park!"

42 comments:

  1. But there is wildlife you won't see when it's sunny!

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    1. Haha! Yes, a humanoid drowned raccoon.

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  2. lol sounds like you had tons of wet and wild fun.

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  3. What a fun moment. . .and there's nothing wrong with being a drowned raccoon every now and then ;)

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  4. and for that remark he didn't get anything wild that night in bed.... yes? :)

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  5. You decided to go with the mother nature motif, but no one else knew that. Did you get any good 'wet' photos?

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    1. No. There was no way I was going to take a picture of myself. I did, however, get some pictures of the pouring rain.

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  6. LOL. But the real question after all that is, you wear makeup when you're hiking?!? ;)

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    1. Of course! I never leave home without it. (I'm such a girly-girl!)

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  7. Sounds like an extra fun time!!

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  8. Wild thing, you make my heart sing. You make everything groovy, baby. Wild thing.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. LOL! Sounds like you had a great time, rain and all!

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  10. You found old graveyard? Sounds...er...fun!

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  11. Some of the best adventures are the unexpected and/or unplanned ones. :O)

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  12. I hope you share some of those pictures! My mom used to take me for walks in old graveyards. She used it as a place to teach me about respect for all people and we spent time at graves that seemed to have been long forgotten.

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    1. I've always liked visiting graveyards - mostly for the historical aspect of it. I like the ancient ones the best.

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  13. nothing like nature to make you laugh at yourself :D

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    1. True! Mother Nature made me look like quite a clown!

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  14. I bet this was an amazing moment. Probably felt quite cathartic didn't it? I love being in the rain. In fact, I love hiking in the rain! There's something magical about the sound of raindrops on the leaves above you.

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    1. It really is enjoyable! Nobody around, and just the sound of the rain landing on the leaves.

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  15. Your husband is hilarious. Sounds like you did all the things experts say we SHOULD do to really truly live! I do miss walking outside...it's so hot here most of the year, I just climb on my treadmill most days. But there's something mind-clearing about walking among nature.

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    1. I love hiking! And yes, my husband is a funny guy.

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  16. How lovely, I love the sound of rain heard through a canopy of trees.

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  17. sounds really cool---i would love to see your pics!

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    1. If you find me on Facebook, there are some public pictures posted.

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  18. What a wonderful experience! It's great that you decided to enjoy the rain instead of trying to hide from it and I'm sure the little girl loved it that you were jumping around in the puddles with her. All the people that smiled when they saw you probably wondered why they wouldn't just go outside and enjoy it; too. Your husband's comment made me laugh :)

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  19. HA HA HA!! That is what I call really experiencing life. Nothing better than being rained on and having the time of your life!!

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  20. Be wild. It's the gateway to human happiness and be a child at heart. Enjoyed the snippet in your life:)

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  21. Now that's a darn good day. It's fun to play in the rain.

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