Monday, July 26, 2010

taking a dive

moments after i took this shot one boy at a time mugged for the camera,
jumping from the rocks into the churning water.
each time i held my breath, waiting for the leaper to resurface.
i'm happy to report they all made it out safe and sound.

22 comments:

Carraol said...

It looks temting, a good and mighty splash is always envigorating, great catch!

Steffe said...

And then they did it again, and again...

Birdman said...

SUMMERTIME and the livin' is easy... I remember it well.

B SQUARED said...

Kids! How do any of them make it to adulthood?

Sharon Creech said...

What B Squared said . . .

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The mother in me frets that the murky churning waters can be dangerous! I love the photo of queen anne's lace. I would love a batch in my yard. Isn't it a member of the carrot family? So pretty, lace-y.

brattcat said...

Dear Greensboro, I'm told it's part of the wild carrot family. It could be rather greedy in a garden though, taking up more space perhaps than you originally intended it to take.

Sharon said...

This does look like a scary place to be diving into the water.

Hilda said...

Oh thank goodness. Those rocks look dangerous.

Sunny said...

I must be getting old 'cause that looks a tad bit dangerous.
☼ Sunny

Malyss said...

Sometimes, I'd like to be a young boy to dare to do such stupid things! :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I used to jump from the cliffs surrounding Wiamea Falls in Hawaii, where we lived when I was 9 - 12.

Thank you for your birthday greeting in your comment on my website. It was the first birthday greeting I had today. When I woke up, I checked my website, saw your comments, and was then puzzled at how you would know that it was my birthday. (I had not seen the birthday greeting on Julie's site yet.)

I then checked my profile, as I surely did not think that my birthday was listed there, nor that anyone, even anyone as observant as you, would have noticed it. And my profile did not list my birthday, but it did list my new age, as of today. So, I guess I must really be one year older (59), because it says so on the internet, and it must therefore be correct.

Jacob said...

I love this! It is so representative of the fearlessness of youth. Seems to me I did similar things but I can't remember...

And no, Lois did not put up that sign! :-)

Small City Scenes said...

I could not do that nor would I be able to watch. I was fearless in many things but not cliff jumping. MB

Rob and Mandy said...

oh being a boy again! Tempting!

Magpie said...

Carefree and careless days of our misspent youth! They look like three great friends having the time of their lives.

Amin said...

Very interesting..........

cieldequimper said...

Until one day... and then the town will be sued... Oh sorry, I can't help it even after hours. What I really like is the colour and texture of the rocks against the flowing water. Beautiful!

Bob Crowe said...

It's fun. It's dangerous. I'd do it if I were that age.

JM said...

Great spot!

VP said...

This look dangerous... but I bet they know well the place!

Virginia said...

I wouldn't do it for a million bucks!!