Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I'm Alive

Just went for a dip before work for the first time this year. It does look warm, but trust me - still gasp worthy. I'm not sure if it was the 42 degree F temperature, or my crippling fear of turtles that had me leaping out as fast as I went in.

However, after I scrambled out, my skin was red, burning, tingling and deliciously alive.

What makes you feel joy of living? Gives you a new perspective on the day?

17 comments:

Buffy Andrews said...

Looks absolutely refreshing, but there is no way you could get me in that water. I need it to be as warm as bath water. I hate being cold! (Shivers)

Kim Harrington said...

Beautiful pic!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Brrr that's cold water. You are brave to toss yourself in before work. But it's the extremes that do make us aware of this world and appreciate it's awesome beauty.

Kelly said...

Now that must have been invigorating!
But you wouldn't catch me doing that. Now that my kids are fairly good swimmers, I try to only go into the pool (or lake) if it's warm. And I mean very warm. :) But they usually splash me or tempt me until I go in anyway.

Laura Pauling said...

I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold water! I would never get in on purpose into 42 degree water. though my kids will want to go swimming today b/c its close to
90. but the water will still be cold!

Jemi Fraser said...

The first swim is always fabulous! You live in the most beautiful spot! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so admire you for doing that, but no way in that cold water. You're definitely braver than me.

Aubrie said...

I only swim if the water is 82 or above! 42...brrrr :)

Catherine A. Winn said...

I'm a warm water girl, too! The picture is gorgeous, I can see why it was tempting to take the plunge.

Susan Fields said...

Is that picture at your house? It's beautiful! You wouldn't catch me swimming in it, though - just looking is enough. :)

Mary Campbell said...

I can't believe you dipped into that water and your afraid of turtles? There has to be a story behind that.

Heather Kelly said...

When I was rowing in college, we used to start the season before all the ice was off the lake. Before we could safely put the floating dock in. So, we would have to wade into the water with the crew boat. I was in the bow, the farthest point out in an eight-woman shell. Up to my chest in (literally) icy water at 5 in the morning will make you feel ALIVE!! Thanks for bringing that memory back, Terry. I'll go swimming with you! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

That's a beautiful sight, but I don't think I would have dipped in that cold water.

I do enjoy going for long walks in cold weather. I'm working up my body heat, with the freezing air as a refreshing contrast.

Alissa said...

42 degrees? No thanks. I think I'll just enjoy the beauty without getting wet!

Lisa and Laura said...

OMG, you are INSANE. I can't even take a cold shower! I think if I were you I'd admire the view from a nice comfy lounge chair.

Rena said...

Awesome picture!

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