Pfarting around with Smartphones…again

I stopped at our beautiful town park today after a trip to good ol’ Wal-Mart. I spend so much time there, they’re going to set up a cot for me in the back room.

After I left what we jokingly refer to as “Lard-Mart,” I whizzed through the drive-thru at Dairy Queen and got a large diet Dr. Pepper—my drug of choice, behind chocolate candy which I’ve been denying myself now for two months.  (I had a Hershey’s Kisses monkey on my back, and I had it bad.)

Dairy Queen is another local haunt where they know me by sight and can spout what I’m going to order before the words leave my mouth.  Seriously, if they don’t see me for a couple of weeks, like when I was in California, they begin to assemble a search party.

Anyhoo, the park has been especially nice this week because all the rugrats , er, adorable tykes are back in school.  I like to sit underneath a large grape arbor near a rock waterfall that flows down to a paddle wheel and it’s great not to have the little children clambering all over the rocks where the two large signs say “For Your Safety, Please Do Not Climb On Rocks.” 

But who reads.  Certainly not their parents, who tend to look in the other direction or at their iPhones while the little bastards darlings are running amok and pulling the flowers and shrubbery apart to use as weapons.

So I took some photos using my Paper Artist app on my Smartphone.  The statues in the last two are a little larger-than-life-size grouping that depicts the peace treaty between the local settlers and the Native Americans who were living here.

I’m told it is the only one where we actually kept our word…

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7 thoughts on “Pfarting around with Smartphones…again

  1. Beautiful. You have an artist’s eye for sure. How well I remember those September mornings when the last one was on the bus. The sound of silence, lovely.

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  2. I used to go down by the river in back of our house and just sit on a big rock with my arm around our St.Bernard’s shoulder. Just enjoying the birds singing. First time I had heard them since school got out at the start of summer !

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  3. Wonderful! I love those! The colors are fascinating. Do some more. 🙂

    So parents can’t read in your area either, huh? I think smart phones are the pacifiers for parents these days. It’s sad how often I see families out together and at least one of the parents is yakking on a cellphone while the kids just sit there. (Whoa! I sound like a grouchy old bat, don’t I?!?!)

    Nance has a St. Bernard???? I thought she had a cat.

    I hope your chocolate therapy works.

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  4. I am having a bowl of “Chocolate Decadence” tonight. It has just been one of those days (weeks?)
    Weight Watchers I will get back on the wagon tomorrow!!!

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    • Just left my daughter’s house where she’d made homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream and a gluten free cake with chocolate cream frosting—from scratch–for tomorrow. She had frosting left over in a bowl and it was all I could do not to make a face plant in it….

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