the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  – e.e. cummings



children and the young at heart

are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty

in honor of International Mud Day.


a man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.  ~R.C. Ferguson

image credits:, firefliesandmudpuppies,


66 responses »

  1. I am not one to quibble about mud, Beth, but they should have made it on the anniversary of the original Woodstock festival. Or the 25th anniversary edition, which I wallowed through in Saugerties, N.Y., after which I returned with the saying: “I didn’t cover Woodstock II, it covered me.”

    Thanks for making me aware of International Mud Day.


  2. Fantastic post! I was trying to explain what a mud kitchen was to someone only the other day. Mud is the stuff of life. I still love the myth that we started from clay and were fashioned from mud.


  3. Sloppy mud pies and caked up
    children, what a treat for any parent 🙂

    Now it is the turn of all the
    adults, are you game Bet? 😉 lol

    Andro xxxx


  4. Beth love the photos and the quote and my kids still like mud. I remember making mud pies as a child….my father would dig a huge hole and fill it with water…..Nine little siblings in a mud hole, we would think it was christmas.


  5. Ya know Beth, back in the Day, when I was a ‘Tadpole,’ trying to become a ‘Frog Man,’ (SEAL), they used to call me ‘Mud-Guppy’
    Just a fun fact.
    Great post.
    Loved it.


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