Saturday, June 4, 2011

in and out of the woods

 we took our class, or rather some of our students, into the woods. two stayed overnight with us. our sister program joined us, they had four overnighters. four adults, six teens, and a camp to ready for the summer school kids.
 "our" camp is part of a boy scout camp.
 the biggest job is putting in the dock, and the morning we did this, the temperature started out in the low 40s. by this time, mid morning, it was still cold, but the 50s are a bit better.
one student said his heart was beating hard, racing from the cold.
he was a wee bit worried, but i reassured him.
i didn't go in.
 a camp-themed textile
 this is a stuff sack, from the 70s
 beautifully sewn
 patches from summer trips, camping, in the u.s. northeast and canada
a funky treasure, something i might have made. but i didn't.

6 comments:

Valerianna said...

That does sound cold to be in the water!

Velma said...

i didn't even put a toe in!!!

Gardener in the Distance said...

The lake, Velma, is it nearby? Looks like a nice sort of education to be having...

onesmallstitch said...

all those badges are wonderful, have to love the grumpy frog "everything is beautiful", and the stitching is -- beautiful. I spent all my summers on a cold northern lake,not much of a swimmer.

Velma said...

the lake is about 40 miles from here, though this is a pretty lake rich place. i can't imagine being on a lake and not swimming--unless it was too cold. i love love love swimming in freshwater.

Gardener in the Distance said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/non_fictionreviews/3563254/Notes-from-Walnut-Tree-Farm-by-Roger-Deakin-review.html

Velma, this link will tell you a little about Roger Deakin, if you don't already know him...my favourite book of his is 'Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees'.

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