A Glorious Sunday in the Park With George



Yesterday morning, as I opened the windows in my apartment and felt how cool and breezy it was outside, I instantly remembered WHY I love this time of the year so much.

It is at this time, when I can begin to feel the subtle changes in the season as we begin to move into Fall.

Alleluia!

Sunday was absolutely glorious.

The sky was bright blue; void of any clouds. The sun shined brightly, yet there was not a single trace of heat or humidity in the air. And the best part, was that the temperature was only a mere 71 degrees, which made the breeze feel like I was experiencing my own version of heaven on earth.

Fortunately I had the day off, so I walked to a nearby park and sat on a blanket under my favorite tree while listening to soothing music coming from my CD player; sipping a tall Starbucks coffee.

I watched, as everyone around me seemed to experience the same sense of euphoria, as they walked their dogs, played Frisbee, and laid in the cool grass; simply reveling in the day.

It was as if there was a contagious soon-to-be-Fall energy that was being passed around by everyone in the park, connecting us all to the same feeling of relaxed excitement.

Normally in a city, people will very rarely make eye contact because they’re too busy talking on their cell phones or text messaging to even notice anyone around them. However, on this day total strangers where actually looking at one another and saying, “Hello.”

Everyone had a huge smile on their face.

Including the dogs.

Which reminds me…..

….about an hour after sitting under my favorite tree and enjoying the day, I noticed a woman walking her ADORABLE dog on a leash. The dog was obviously sniffing for a place to relieve itself, when suddenly he found the perfect spot, which was about three feet from my blanket. I watched, as he squatted; leaving a lovely little POOP right in front of me. He then did what many males dogs do, by kicking up the grass with his hind legs, as if making martial art moves like Bruce Lee.

And take a guess where all that grass landed?

Yup…....


Oh, what a glorious Sunday in the park with George!

50 comments

  1. Hey Ron;
    I laughed out loud when I got to the part about the poop! You know you're just sitting there enjoying the beautiful day when along comes some asshole who lets their dog take a crap right infront of you! Don't you just love it? Well I hope it didnt ruin the day for you, hopefully we'll have a nice indian summer this year and have plenty more days like yesterday.

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  2. I love naivist art... a perfect illustration to kick the poised Sunday post on. With some poop grass.

    Starbucks and good music. Life in its marvelousness. No extras needed. My version - the same beverage with a sketchbook or a juicy novel.

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  3. Dude, I'm in heaven too. And today is shaping up to be exactly the same, lucky us! Sorry about the dog, but into each life some poop must fall.

    Enjoy another smiley day!

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  4. Good Morning Brndoutw8tress~

    "You know you're just sitting there enjoying the beautiful day when along comes some asshole who lets their dog take a crap right infront of you!"

    I know...don't you just LOVE it? There was a HUGE area of grass surrounding me, yet this adorable dog decided to DUMP right in front of me!!! The second it happened, I thought, "Ok, this gonna be my blog post for Monday!"

    So, I guess I should be THANKING the dog!

    Bwhahaahahhahahahahaha!

    Honestly? The day was so glorious, I didn't really care.

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Always great seeing ya!

    Have a super Labor Day!

    X

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  5. Bonjour Susu~

    "I love naivist art... a perfect illustration to kick the poised Sunday post on."

    Don't ya just LOVE George Seurat? I saw this photo online and thought, "It's perfect!"

    Have you ever seen the musical, "Sunday in the Park with George?" It's faaaaaabulous!

    "Starbucks and good music. Life in its marvelousness. No extras needed. My version - the same beverage with a sketchbook or a juicy novel."

    You said it! Life in it's marvelousness! No extras needed.

    *except dog poop*

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Always so wonderful seeing you, beautiful lady!

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy Monday!

    X

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  6. Gooooood Morning Kathy~

    OMG...is this not the BEST weather? It's such a relief after all those horrible months of heat and humidity. I am so over this summer - oy vey!

    Yes, today feels just like yesterday. And I've got the day off too! Yipeeeee!!!

    "Sorry about the dog, but into each life some poop must fall."

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! You're right!

    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Great seeing ya!

    Have a super Labor Day!

    X

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  7. Guess getting "grassed" on is better than getting "pooped" on! It was a glorious day, indeed! Glad you were able to be out in it to enjoy it!

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  8. Good Morning SuziCate~

    "Guess getting "grassed" on is better than getting "pooped" on!"

    You're absolutely right! I'm grateful that it was only grass, not his POOP!

    (at least he was careful)

    Bwhahahahahhahaha!

    Wasn't yesterday beautiful? I hear we're having more of the same today.

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady!

    Happy Labor Day to you and your family!

    X

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  9. It's funny that you wrote about this, because I was just thinking about that one day coming up very soon when all those conditions (minus the crapping dog) happen.

    Every year there seems to be one magical day when I go outside and Autumn has shown herself. The skies are totally clear, yet they seem to look as if they are being viewed through a soft filter. You know the kind, like they use to use in the movies when they would show a close-up of the leading lady.

    There is a crispness in the air, almost like you need long sleeves, but still warm enough in the sun light not to really need one.

    Some of the leaves have started to turn yellow and you know their full display of color is only a couple of weeks away.

    Ahhhhhh.....yep, I really look forward to "that" day.

    I didn't know if anyone else felt that way, or would even understand when I talked about it each year happening. Obviously you experience very much the same thing.

    Very cool! (pun intended)

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  10. Heehee you know what they say, 'throw your rubbish where you throw your love' ... I guess that pooch took a shine to you.

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  11. Gooood Morning Mr> Jeff~

    "The skies are totally clear, yet they seem to look as if they are being viewed through a soft filter. You know the kind, like they use to use in the movies when they would show a close-up of the leading lady."

    OMG, yes! yes! yes! I so totally know what you mean. That was a GREAT way to put, Jeff.

    "as if they are being viewed through a soft filter."

    Like a Doris Day movie!

    "Some of the leaves have started to turn yellow and you know their full display of color is only a couple of weeks away."

    Funny you mentioned that because walking out of work on Saturday afternoon, I noticed four leaves lying on the pavement that had actually started to turn color. I squealed with excitement.

    FALL IS COMING!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement and joy, this time of the year. Ain't it GRAND?

    Happy Labor Day to you and your family!

    X

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  12. Good Morning Valerie~

    "you know what they say, 'throw your rubbish where you throw your love' ... I guess that pooch took a shine to you."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! OMG, I've never heard of that saying before, but it's brilliant!

    And thank you, dear lady! You're a sweetheart!

    (((( Valerie ))))

    Always so fabulous seeing you!

    Happy Monday!!

    X

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  13. I can't help but be reminded of Ferris Bueller's Day Off whenever I see that painting. It's amazing how pop culture has polluted my mind. *sigh*

    As for your CD player...brother, we have to get you hooked up with an iPod!

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  14. Hi Herman~

    "I can't help but be reminded of Ferris Bueller's Day Off whenever I see that painting. It's amazing how pop culture has polluted my mind. *sigh*"

    I never seen Ferris Buellers's Day Off, but now you've got me wanting to watch it! Isn't the painting awesome?

    "As for your CD player...brother, we have to get you hooked up with an iPod!"

    Bwhhahahahahahahaha! OMG, I know...I am soooooo way behind in the times. I only got DSL this past year!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy! Hope you and your family had a super holiday weekend!

    X to all!

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  15. HAHAHAHAHAHA....(I'm laughing WITH you, not AT you)...
    Um...you do know that this is 'karma'...You got a huge pay-back for throwing cat poop on your neighbor all those months...

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  16. Hiya Jan~

    "Um...you do know that this is 'karma'...You got a huge pay-back for throwing cat poop on your neighbor all those months..."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahaaha!
    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaa!

    OMG, that was BRILLIANT!

    And you're absolutely right!

    Karma is a BITCH, isn't it?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! And thanks for the great laugh!

    Hope you had a Happy Labor Day!

    X

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  17. today was beautiful wasn't it. actually, i'm sitting near a window now freezing my buns off. this weather is good for cuddling, but it can't get much cooler than it is now. i hate winter.

    poo poo on that dog. you should have peed on him and.

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  18. Hi Val~

    Yes, today sure was beautiful! I did the same thing I did yesterday, sat in the park.

    With only one difference...

    ....NO DOG POO!

    And you're right, I should have lifted my leg and PEED on him, like a MAN!

    Bwhahahahahaahahaha!

    "i'm sitting near a window now freezing my buns off. this weather is good for cuddling, but it can't get much cooler than it is now. i hate winter."

    OMG, FREEZING?!?!?! What are gonna do in Winter when it's 5 degrees below zero? Oh, that's right....cuddle.

    Oh, well....enjoy this gorgeous weather while we have it. I heard it's suppose to get HOT again this week.

    SHIT!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Always such a delight!

    Hope you had a super Labor Day!

    X

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful day minus the dog poop and flying grass, like mentioned above being grassed is a whole lot better than being pooped on Ha Ha.

    I had my brother tell the story of his friend and he sitting on the steps with their bare feet stretched out when a small dog walked by and sniffed his friends foot then as you have guessed he raised his leg and relieved himself on Davids foot, yes he kicked and scratched the grass afterwards, so anytime after that when we see a dog kicking the grass like this it reminds us of poor old Davids wet foot Ha Ha

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  20. Howdy Jimmy~

    " being grassed is a whole lot better than being pooped on"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA! You said it, my friend! A WHOLE LOT better.

    " sniffed his friends foot then as you have guessed he raised his leg and relieved himself on Davids foot."

    Bwhahahahahahaaha! OMG, that's such a better story than mine!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping, Jimmy! Hope you and Cindy had a beautiful Labor Day weekend!

    X

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  21. Dog poop.
    Cat poop.
    Sounds right to me. LOL He who laughs first, eh?

    Ohhhh...fall! I love autumn. No well kept secret there, huh? Definitely on the way. We had an adventure yesterday...lilly pads are bloomed out, trees are starting to turn. Oh my, the silver birches are already lovely. A couple more weeks and we'll be blossoming colour galore. I can't WAIT! :-)
    And morning coffee's on the patio--glorious with a blankie. Brilliant stars....I sit and stare at Orion's navel. *laughing*
    WAY better than doggie grass. Just sayin'.....

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  22. Gooooood Morning Mel~

    "Dog poop.
    Cat poop.
    Sounds right to me. LOL He who laughs first, eh?"

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! Yup....I got my karma payback for throwing that cat poop out my window!!!

    Ohhh...fall! I love autumn.

    I'm sooooo looking forward to seeing photos of your magical wonderland on your blog, Mel!

    "And morning coffee's on the patio--glorious with a blankie. Brilliant stars....I sit and stare at Orion's navel."

    Bwhahahahahahahah! "Orion's navel." Yes, much better than doggie grass!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    Happy Tuesday!

    X

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  23. 71 degrees is summer here! LOL

    I hope that woman picked up her dog's poo?

    PS I'm back. ;)

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  24. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay....you're back!!! Can't wait to see your photos and hear all about it!

    OMG, I only WISH 71 degrees was summer here!

    "I hope that woman picked up her dog's poo?"

    Yes, she did. I'm lucky the dog started kicking afterwards - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a super Tuesday!

    X

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  25. they say dog poop is lucky
    or is that pigeon poop?
    or human poop? no definitely not human poop
    maybe I'm thinking of when it rains on a bride?
    or is that golden showers?
    no, that's an entirely different post

    what were we talking about?

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  26. OMG...Dianne....

    "or is that golden showers?"

    Bwhahahahahahaahhahahahaha!
    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    You KILL ME, woman!!!!

    I didn't think anyone besides me knew what that meant.

    Yeah, pigeon poop is supposed to be lucky. So, I guess that's why I'm soooooooooooo lucky!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks for the GREAT laugh, dear lady!

    You ROCK!

    Enjoy your day.....X

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  27. Ahahahahahhahahahahaha! I cant believe a dog peed on you! That's too funny.

    Ive been missing out on all this great weather. Im super sick - and Ive been bed-ridden since Saturday night.

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  28. At least it was only the grass and not the poop! I'm hoping the lady picked up his "leavings" and disposed of them properly.

    GAH! I'm so freakin' jealous of you having fall! I'm also glad that you didn't get hit with the hurricane and that you had a beautiful day off. :)

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  29. Better to have been hit by grass
    Than what came out of that dog's A$$...

    Just thought you deserved a little poetry to go with the painting. Hope the rest of the day of glorious. I LOVE this time of year. last year we went to FL in October and it was over 100 degrees. We are going down in about a week. I'm hoping it is NOT going to be 100 again!

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  30. Hellooooo my Libra friend Meleah~

    I know...can you BELIEVE it? How DARE he!

    Actually, he didn't pee on me, he just kicked poopy grass on me.

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    So sorry to hear you're not feeling well, my friend. Last week I thought I was coming down with something myself, but it ended up being allergies. I was sneezing all day long.

    AAACHOOOOOOOOO!

    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Sending ya a BIG hug.....

    {{{{ Meleah }}}}}

    X

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  31. Helloooooo Nitebyrd~

    "At least it was only the grass and not the poop! I'm hoping the lady picked up his "leavings" and disposed of them properly."

    Yeah, you're so right. At least it wasn't POO! And yes, she did pick up after him. There's a very strict rule in the park. PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG!

    OMG...can I just tell ya how MUCH I love Fall? I never realized how much I missed it until I moved back east.

    No, we missed the hurricane, thank god. We barely even got any rain.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Sis! Hope you're having a great week.

    {{{{ Sis }}}}}

    X ya!

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  32. Hellooooooo Dear Peg!

    "Better to have been hit by grass
    Than what came out of that dog's A$$..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, I loved how you used the $'s!!! You are tooo funny! And clever!

    "I LOVE this time of year."

    Oh, me too! I never realized how much I missed it until I moved back from Florida 9 years ago. I so enjoy the change in the seasons.

    "last year we went to FL in October and it was over 100 degrees."

    OMG, I know. The Florida heat can go until November or December. September is usually the worst.

    Thanks for stopping by, my dear friend!

    Hope you had a super day!

    X

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  33. Sunday was AMAZING here, too! I didn't want it to end. There was so much that I wanted to do but I couldn't decide so I settled on sitting on my deck and doing nothing. It was perfection!

    I thought this day was going to end badly with the woman not picking up the poop or something. Good thing it wasn't an ugly dog. :-)

    Glad you had such a heavenly day of rest. You deserved it!

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  34. Hiya Chrissy~

    Great to see ya, girl!

    OMG, I'm so glad to hear you experienced the same weather we were. Wasn't it FLAWLESS??

    "There was so much that I wanted to do but I couldn't decide so I settled on sitting on my deck and doing nothing. It was perfection."

    Sound like the PERFECT day!

    "I thought this day was going to end badly with the woman not picking up the poop or something. Good thing it wasn't an ugly dog."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! No, she did pick up the poop, and the dog was sooooooooooo ADORABLE!

    Thanks for stopping by! Hope you and Bernie had a wonderful Labor Day!

    X

    P.S. Fall is almost here - yipeeeeee!

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  35. aaaaaaa hahahaha.

    no seriously though, you just described my perfect fally day. WHY GOD WHY CAN'T YOU live in my town?!?

    we could be besties!

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  36. I hope the woman apologized and picked up the offending turd. Love the picture of the puppy. Looks like a Bernese like my Eiger dog.
    Yes, fall has slipped in here as well. Everyone is thrilled for the cooler weather and lack of humidity. I would be but I know we have just started that inevitable slide into the depths of winter. I'm cold when it's 65 degrees out. Oh well, I guess I could live in the tropics but that would drive me crazy.

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  37. Just so you know - your comments make my day! I'm sitting here feeling just awful, and reading your reply to me put the biggest smile on my face. Thank you for brightening my world!

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  38. Mornin' Blunt~

    Oh lordy, Don't cha' love this time of the year?

    Bright skies, cool air, and a little dog poo grass!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    "WHY GOD WHY CAN'T YOU live in my town?!?

    we could be besties!"

    ((( Blunt ))))

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Have an awesome Wednesday!

    X

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  39. Gooooood Morning Jen~

    Bernese. Hey, thank you for letting me know the breed of the dog. I had no idea.

    Yes, she did pick up after the doggie. She used a plastic bag from RITE AID - HA!

    Oh, I bet the Fall is BEAUTIFUL where you are, Jen!

    Yes, trust me...the tropic heat can be just as challenging as the cold winter. If we could only keep this time of the year, I think it would be perfection, wouldn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Always great seeing ya!

    Happy Wednesday!

    X

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  40. Good Morning Meleah~

    awwwww...you're a sweetie, my friend!

    Your comments always do the same for me!

    Thank you for brightening MY world!

    (((( Meleah )))))

    Hope you're feeling tip-top soon!

    Happy Wednesday!

    X

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  41. Hi Ronnie,

    Now,I love dogs,but I do not love some of the liberties that they are permitted. A dog pooping on the sitting area of a public park or on the sidewalk is dirty.Do they have a doggie area? Many parks that admit dog in France have that.

    Officially,you can be fined here.But think of the impossible task of spying on and tracking those owners.

    I guess that you have an "animal attraction", for that pup to come and do it near you :)
    Ain't nature grand? Hehehe
    xoxo

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  42. Autumn and dog doo both have that theme of urgency. I'd bet when Robert Frost stood in the yellow wood wondering which road to travel, he was actually waiting on his dog to go scrunch.

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  43. Ron, I threw my back out last week, and I'm in a lot of pain. And it hurts to laugh. So imagine me sitting here, trying not to laugh, but still laughing out loud, as I read the part of the post about the dog pooping and doing the Bruce Lee martial arts kicks. LOL. Nice day for a walk - minus the pooping dog.

    But yeah, this is a great time of the year. I especially love the smell outside on a cool October morning.

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  44. Bonjour Barbara~

    "I guess that you have an "animal attraction", for that pup to come and do it near you :)
    Ain't nature grand?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You said it...I must have that special "animal attraction" - hubba-hubba!

    "Do they have a doggie area? Many parks that admit dog in France have that."

    Yes, they do have dogs parks here in Philly, where people can take their dogs for a run. However, dogs are also permitted in all the parks (which I think they should be), but the owners are suppose to pick up after them when they POOP. Which most do.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my dear friend! Always a joy seeing ya!

    Happy B Day!

    {{{ Barb }}}}

    xoxo

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  45. Greetings Fred~

    "I'd bet when Robert Frost stood in the yellow wood wondering which road to travel, he was actually waiting on his dog to go scrunch."

    Bwhahahahahhahaaha! Oh, how funny! I bet he was too!

    "Autumn and dog doo both have that theme of urgency."

    Yup, I agree!

    Thank you for stopping by, Fred. Great to see ya! I so enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back.

    Enjoy your day!

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  46. Gooood Morning Constant Complainer!

    So sorry to hear about your back, bud. I once did the same thing - OUCH! Isn't horrible how when you pull your back, how it affects your whole body? Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Glad you had a giggle!

    Don't ya love this time of the year? Yes, the smell of the outdoors during October - LOVE IT!

    Thanks for stopping by, CC! Always great seeing ya!

    Have a great Thursday!

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  47. I love the different seasons but especially the coolness of Fall! And today is lovely! Well, a bit windy, I could even feel it shake my car while driving this morning, but still sooooo nice to get away from the heat and humidity of summer.
    I'm glad you enjoyed such a glorious day, well, minus the dog poo, but since the owner cleaned up after, all was well again.
    Wishing you many more enjoyable days. xo

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  48. Hi Crystal Chick~

    "I love the different seasons but especially the coolness of Fall!"

    Oh, me too, M! Ain't it GRAND? OMG, isn't today the best? I went outside this morning to run to the drug store and just about SCREAMED with delight when I felt that air! YAHOOO...fall is coming, fall is coming!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor! Always a wonderful moment to see you!

    Enjoy your day!

    XO

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  49. Something similar happened to me last fall - middle of the day, blanket, park, and woman walking the dog. However, instead of the excrement, she attempted to induct me into a cult. I don't know which is worse

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  50. Hi Citcomedian~

    "However, instead of the excrement, she attempted to induct me into a cult. I don't know which is worse."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Me neither.

    However, I had a customer in Starbucks try the same thing on me a few weeks ago, and I have to say...I would almost rather have the excrement. Because at least the dog did his "business" and then moved on. This woman kept going on and on and on and on.......

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