Sunday, July 16, 2006

and who says kids don't like yucky lake weeds?



I should show this photo to everyone who applies for a permit to dump chemicals in a lake to kill aquatic vegatation. Their main complaint is: "But the kids won't swim if there are weeds around!"

These kids, two of my three nieces and Mr. Attitude and Starflower, had a great time hurling clunps of Ceratophyllum and Elodea at each other. Give them a day in the water, there would be no vegetation left, anywhere (of course, all vegetation mechanically removed must be removed above the OHWL of the lake...legal language there)

6 comments:

pablo said...

Wow. At first glance I thought that your lake had REALLY filled up well. (Lake envy, dontcha know.)

Sandy said...

Sounds like something my grandsons (8 & 10) would love to do!

LauraHinNJ said...

That lake looks wonderful and cool.

Deb said...

pablo- don't I wish! If I had the backhoe power, plus some lawyer power to fight the Wetland Powers That Be, the whole back swamp would look like this. (Tongue in cheek here, as of late I've been one of the Wetland Powers That Be for another county...)

sandy- it was hard to get them out of the water for dinner!

LauraH- Oh, the memories I have of swimming in that lake...

Tracy said...

I spent my youthful summers at the lake terrorizing my younger sister with armfuls of lake weeds. The key is to wait until she's comfortable floating in a tube. Then dive under - at least 10 feet away so that she doesn't suspect anything - wrap the weeds around your arms, then resurface right next to her and deposit the weeds in her lap. She screamed every time, and fell in the water about one-third of the time. It was worth it.

Kids just need to know that weeds can be used to torture their siblings - then they'll gladly swim where there are weeds.

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