Friday, April 22, 2011

only in St. George…

The other day I decided to go over to my favorite place for my lunch hour.  It is a place I can go and sit and just relax and the day was so beautiful…

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I went to the convenient store and got my lunch…

april2011b 005  yeah I know, very nutritious.  Well it is better than fattening ice cream!  Every other day they change the flavors, this day it was strawberry and vanilla. (frozen yogurt)





I was minding my own business, enjoying the music on the radio with my windows open, eating my lunch and I had planned on taking a walk afterwards when all of a sudden…..

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we started to have a staring  contest…

I rolled up my windows.


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This bird didn’t budge




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Even when I put my finger on the windshield and tapped….



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WHAT!  this bird was not alone….it had a friend and they both decided they were going to just park themselves on the hood of my car…



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Then the friend decided that he or she wanted to say something…I didn’t think it was very nice, but I laughed in spite of myself…

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then there was one, because the other jumped to the roof of my car…at that point I decided to start up the engine and move to another spot, bird poop is hard to get off of your car…..and I felt like maybe I had offended them because I was laughing….anyway…I started up and moved to the play area…

april2011 047 and then much to my delight I came across a school field trip!

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I just pretended that I was a part of the trip…and got my camera out.  There were a lot of people taking pictures so I didn’t look out of place LOL

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Park Rangers were there and had probably been teaching the children about park “stuff” and then I saw it….


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I have NO IDEA what it was…maybe an antelope, or a deer or something…but the kids were loving it! and so were the adults…I was smiling…


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Because the teacher were smiling and the children were smiling and I thought is was funny no one questioned the strange lady taking pictures.  Maybe they thought I was just a grandma or with the local paper or something…that was making me laugh to myself.

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The adults waved the children goodbye…and so did the animal with the antlers…LOL



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Then….the animal jumped into the parks little park truck and off they went to where ever you go to take your head and fur off…


I decided at that point since my yummy frozen yogurt was eaten and I had my fill of the field trip I would get out and walk over to the river bank.  This is the one that was raging with flood water in January.

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The waters were low but still enough of a flow and not a trickle like it normally is.   The river is still flowing…



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The flood has left the banks with a lot of sand

like the beach….


april2011 046 YES LIKE A BEACH….this made my day….a family decided it was warm enough to pitch an umbrella and let there kiddies play in the water.

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We live in the desert.  A community well known for it’s beautiful green golf courses and there are MANY of them…..


Only in St. George can you go to the beach on a sunny day, and have it all to yourself…and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful red rocks and green grass.  It might catch long as the river is flowing…I just couldn’t help but smile. 

Hope you all have a weekend that makes you smile.  I didn’t have to go far and I wasn’t even looking for anything to take pictures of.

I guess that is just the beauty of it. Right?


Barb said...

Linda - What a great post! I was laughing at the doves, but it only got better. All this activity in the space of a lunch hour. I'm going to grab a yogurt and come with you the next time!

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! Those birds are just too funny! I love it when silly things like that happen!! I tried a new frozen yogurt place in Orlando called Pinkberry. Their's is known for being natural and tart! And tart it was!!! Almost couldn't finish it!

Hope you have a joyous Easter, gal!

Librarian said...

Oh yes, lunch hours can be very interesting; I once blogged about mine and called it "Three encounters in thirty minutes" or something like that :-)
The "animal" looks like a cow to me, with that face and those hooves... Can't see the antlers properly in your pictures, so maybe it is something different.

Diana said...

This is exactly the reason that one should take their camera with them everywhere! I still don't but no matter because when I do take it with nothing interesting happens!
Well at least you had an interesting lunch time Linda. I wonder if there is some hidden meaning with those doves landing on your car?
Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Just popped in to wish you and your family a Happy Easter. Your post was a bonus, so enjoyed reading it and seeing all your pictures....gotta love those doves.

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emily said...

How funny that no one wondered who the lady with the camera was. They probably just thought that you were with the person they were standing next to. hahaha.
And how gorgeous is that beach! I am so longing for warmer weather. Ahhhh, summer time is MY time! Love you!

Pat said...

I'd say this was right up there with one of the best lunch hours ever!
I loved all the pictures, you sure caught the beauty around you.
By the way...that looks like my kind of lunch!

imac said...

Great selection of neat shots my friend.

Cynthia L. H. said...

What a lovely lunch hour!
I've been wondering what you've been up to!
When I see doves, I always equate them with peace.
I think you got a double-dose. ;^)