Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Y is for Youth and Young at Heart

These kids and their dad had a wonderful day together at the pond catching pollywogs on a bright, sunny July afternoon. Here they're on their way home with empty pails. But they're happy!

Oh, they'd caught LOTS of pollywogs (tadpoles or very young frogs), they said, but decided to release them back into the wild. (I wonder how Dad talked them into that. LOL)

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53 comments:

Petrus said...

Dare I ask what a polywog is ? It sound intriguing !

Very good choice for Y ..

Unknown said...

In my youth I would try to keep my catch from the local stream - always they would perish in the cold bath water and end up back in the water system via the lavatory!!

Great Y post and a super picture.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Texas Travelers said...

Amen to "Young at heart"
My philosophy.

Great photo and terrific "Y".

I say Yes to Y.
Come visit our "Y's",
Troy and Martha

RuneE said...

We should all be that (and some of us are!)

me ann my camera said...

This is a wonderful photograph with a lovely family theme.

Reader Wil said...

It's a very beautiful photo and a good choice for Y. But I don't know what polywogs are. I couldn't find it in my dictionary.

EG CameraGirl said...

Petrus,
A polliwog is a tadpole, or very young frog.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy images of people taken from behind. Seems to reveal more about character rather than looks.

Ken said...

Ahh those were the days.

Anonymous said...

That is a neat shot.

Kim said...

I remember the carefree summers of catching tadpoles in my grandma's pond. This photo is great at representing those days.

Unknown said...

Great photograph with a lovely family! Nice choice for the letter.

Leslie: said...

LOVE the photo - your idea was along the same lines as mine. We used to catch tadpoles and frogs in the ditches where I lived as a kid, but now those ditches are all covered over.

Anonymous said...

Ha! What a wonderful photo of dad and the kids. ah youth and polywogs...

Kris McCracken said...

I am glad that you told me what a pollywog is. We used to catch tadpoles (and frogs) all the time when I was a kid. My brother once dared me to drink a glass of water with five tadpoles in it. Sadly, I did.

I think that this might explain the indigestion.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Perfect portriat to capture the title.

KaiBlue said...

Aloha,,
I love polywog.. catching tadpoles and minnows was a favorite childhood pastime of mine..thankyou for sharing the memories!!
peace, kai

Rambling Woods said...

We were allowed to catch them, but always had to put them back..at the time I didn't appreciate my Grandpa's logic..seems like their were plenty available....

The frogs are getting more quiet here..just the occasional green frog "glunk".

Anonymous said...

What a most delightful photo. I think it's BRILLIANT. And as for polywog what a great word. Never heard it before but will use it again in the future. Sounds a lot better than tadpole.Thanks

Neal said...

I loved to catch tadpoles as a child. I'd watch them until they developed enough to lose their tails and could hop around and then catch them and play with them.

Louis la Vache said...

Great shot! "Louis" can just hear those little ones chattering excitedly away!

After you stopped by, "Louis" and his Editor got into it again in the comments...

Andrea said...

Great choice for your "Y: post.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Yes!

Nina at Nature Remains

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Marcel said...

It’s always heart warming to me when I see an adult spending time with kids. Thanks for posting such a great photo.

(I’m not sure why the last 2 posts of mine had a whole bunch of gobbly gook mixed into my text when I posted.)

Tash said...

Delightful! Wonderful subject for Y theme.

Bear Naked said...

I remember catching pollywogs in my Youth.
Beautiful photoof a Young family.

Bear

Anonymous said...

Your picture and words give much happiness.
My kids and I did the tadpole thing here in Israel too. It must have universal appeal!

ArneA said...

Young at heart whatever age is a great choice. Blogging makes eternity.

mrsnesbitt said...

So truthful and real to life.

Unknown said...

Nice blog you live in a beautiful part of the world your very lucky. Great Y photo. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment Best wishes Kev

Anonymous said...

A great interpretation for 'Y' and a fine depiction.

Anonymous said...

Photography does not get any better than this.

Patty and I will be celebrating 53 years of marriage on July 12th. Think of it as a long-term relationship.

I have invited bloggers to offer suggestions on a gift for me to give Patty and the list would not be complete without your ideas.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Gordon said...

A lovely photo of a sucessful, pleasant family outing!

Kerri Farley said...

A Wonderful Y post!

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful photo, and a truly lovely post. Summer's fun with kids.

Anonymous said...

That's a great picture. Mine's up as well!

Darla said...

Great photo. Those kids will remember catching tadpoles long after the day is over.

Darla

Elizabeth said...

Ah to be young in summer - or any other time.
A wonderful post.

Neva said...

I did young as well! These letters at the end become very difficult for creativeness but I like yours!

Miss_Yves said...

A lovely tittle, a lovely post ,a lovely picture !!!
miss Yves
Polywog=TĂȘtard !

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

pollywogs? - you mean frogspawn I presume - BTW the daisies and buttercups here are already back (until next Monday)

Small City Scenes said...

Great post. always nice to see the family enjoying themselves.
the old pollywog days, I remember them well.
I noticed you had a new header and now a new profile pic. It is fun to change them around. Mine seems stuck and I can't change it again--I wonder why. MB

abb said...

A perfect Y capture! Love it! And your cat looks my late and beloved cat, Tally-WHO-who. Still miss him after all these years.

Alan said...

Great photo. :)

Daryl said...

Most excellent illustration of Y!

:-Daryl

Granny Smith said...

This captures both youth and essence of summer. I try to remain "young at heart" but have to admit I'm getting old in body!

Barbara said...

Nice family photo, at least putting the tadpoles back gives them a chance.

esnorway said...

nice y

Unknown said...

That is a very beautiful flower. I heard a story on NPR last month about a guy that goes to old home places and finds old flowers to transplant. Thanks for stopping by my place. Good morning from Mississippi, USA. I hope you have a wonderful morning!

Larry D said...

Wonderful photo, thanks for stopping by my site.

Katney said...

Before the canal behind our place was piped in, there was usually an overflow area where the kids could catch pollywogs. Once the boys--the two younger ones who happened to share a bedroom at the time--brought some in and kept them in a container of water in a terrarium.

If you have pollywogs in a terrarium, be sure ther eis a screen on the top.

On night I was waken by a thump thump thump. I had forgotten about the pollywogs, and so apparently had the boys. The pollywogs, however, had done their thing--grown ito frogs, and the frogs were trying urgently to jump out my window.

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