Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bath Time


Today is Saturday,and as I think back to my childhood,my mind goes to Saturday's bath time.
I grew up in a rather poor home, oh, not that I felt it at the time, but looking back, I realize we would have been considered poor.
Water was always at a premium, so a daily bath was out of the question. Saturday night was bath time and it was special. I won’t go into all the details, but it was a lot of work for Dad to haul in enough water so we could get a good weekly cleaning. After all, Sunday was church day, so we had to be squeaky clean.

With those thoughts in mind, the following pictures show a Canada Goose making sure he/she is squeaky clean.



Got get that area under the wing good and clean.



Maybe throwing some water all over will help get the dirt out.


Oh! Can't forget about the head.


Finally, since geese don't own towels, just a good wing flap will set everything in place.


Something to think about:

“God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us, but to

cleanse us.”

23 comments:

Barb said...

Ruth these photos are priceless as is your commentary. That bath memory of you childhood is similar to mine.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the verse you chose to go along with these wonderful shots!

Hootin' Anni said...

I remember my grandparents' home had no running water...it had to be brought in, in buckets. Staying there for a week or so during the summer, baths were taken in a laundry tub (with legs).

If only I'd known how to bathe in the lake (without drowning).

Happy 4th Ruth!

Laurel Wood said...

What a sweet post. You captured some great photos.

Agnieszka Mikołajczyk said...

Nice

Rose said...

Great series, Ruth. I got a weekly bath, too!

Marie Smith said...

Fabulous photos and story. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend Ruth.

Debbie said...

some really nice action images ruth. enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Mary said...

I love to watch birds bathing. They are so funny and so thorough.

Sandra said...

We had to haul our drinking water when we lived in Kentucky and take baths in tubs in the kitchen by hitting rain water from the rain water system on top of the stove and pouring it in there and that was on every Saturday night to get ready for church the next day. Awesome photos

Rose L said...

Love the last shot especially. Looks like the goose is ready to dance.

photowannabe said...

Great God Thought !!
Hard sometimes but definitely worth it.
Love your comments with each photo...perfect ...
Sue

photowannabe said...

Saturday night bath for church on Sunday was always part of my routine growing up too.
Sue

George said...

Whata a greast photo sequence! The quote is wonderful as well.

happyone said...

He sure enjoyed his bath time!! Great capture.

Shug said...

This brings back memories for me. When I would go to my grandmothers house, we always had bath time on Sat evening....
Love the waterfowl bath pictures

Susan Zarzycki said...

Great photos! đź’–

Louis Dallara Photography said...

Great photos and story. Thanks for sharing

Kerri Farley said...

Great shots Ruth! And what a lovely memory to share with us :)

Lorrie said...

Saturday night baths were the tradition at our house, too, but we just ran the water into the tub. Love the memory. Those Canada Geese shots are wonderful!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us. They are some really great shots of the goose having a bath. It was great to visit your blog today. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What wonderful photos of the goose taking his bath! You would think living in and on the water that he wouldn't need a 'bath', but I watched them do that here too, this past winter when they were staying here in our pond. Who knows? Maybe they are the same geese? Wonderful post and good thought at the end for sure!! Thank you. Sorry I am late getting here. Don't know where this week has gone!

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots!