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This week–TAILS-Share A Summertime Memory
Nearly all of my best summertime memories involve a forest: either camping or the cabin. This prompt drew my mind back into my youth and a few outstanding memories of summertime. It was impossible to narrow it down to just one, so here are a few.
Picking blackberries with my little brother. Watching and learning to trout fish from my Dad in the Sierras. How the sun reflected off their shiny rainbow scales and how tasty the feast was that night (picture is Moccasin Creek in the Sierra Nevada mountains where the best blackberry hunting was)
Climbing Vernal-Nevada Falls with my Pop. Then resting at the top, in the mist, and feeding the squirrels some of our trail mix. Being completely amazed by the view of Half Dome and the valley below.
Lying on top of the houseboat watching the sun set over the Delta. Exhausted from a day of fishing, swimming, jumping off the roof, reading and adventuring.
Learning to whittle wooden knives for our “survival” in the wilds of the Yosemite campground. Climbing the logs, scaling rocks, forging rivers all the while pretending we were alone in the scare wilderness.
Can you guess which one is me? (Note the little kids whittle with stick on stick, LOL). This is from 1972.