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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

People Watch


I'm a People Watcher.

More so when someone needs to shop. (I don't like shopping.)

Or when we're at an Amusement Park. (I am not a fan of rides.)

So when the kiddos were riding the Roller coaster for the 3rd time, 
I sat on a bench..... and people watched.
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People are fascinating.
And interesting.
And sweet and comical....all rolled into one.

I saw these 2 carrying this massive stuffed Penguin around the park all afternoon.
I had to take a photo.

As they walked by I heard one muttering...
"Grand kids! 
Win prizes like this at the games and get us to carry it around all day!".

Priceless.



At the Beach last week coming in from a swim, I happened to notice a tiny car.
With a canoe strapped to the top.
It parked and out piled 1,2,3,4,5,.....6! people.
Looked as though dad had thought it would be fun to canoe with his boys for 20 minutes in the beautiful summer evening.
After about 15 minutes of designating seating for all the boys, he carefully (and cautiously) climbed into the ever-lowering canoe, and off they paddled.
Taking on quite a bit of water as they sat so low.

Priceless.


Then across the way at the next table was a young couple.
I guess they threw caution to the wind that night- in a few areas.
They broke the "No Dog" Beach rule,
the "No Alcohol" Beach rule,
and the young man broke the (unwritten but common sense) Beach rule about swimwear.
(Maybe dont' ask about that one,  but use imagination...a bit.)

After leaving their empty and full  beer cans strewn...they took off for a swim. 

Wise?
At least they left the dog tied up to guard the rest of their beer.

There were several more "situations"....which I dare not show.
And even some I dared not photograph.

People are wonderful.
To watch.

And then all this people watching makes me wonder....

Who is sitting on a bench out there
- watching me?



(Linking in with Written Inc.  for thematic photos on stranger~photography.)

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you've found several interesting spectator sports to enjoy - usually you're a participant. :)

Aimee said...

I like to people watch too. Sometimes it's crazy the things I see!!

Meg said...

People watching is so fun. They're so interesting and each one is so different.

Farm Girl said...

I wonder the same thing all of the time, especially when I fall down. :)

Buttons said...

I love people watching too. I hate shopping and rides. You see the strangest things. I love this look into that world. B

Hope said...

haha! you could probably dedicate your blog just on people watching and every post would be very interesting. I'm taking a break from blogging for a while so I thought I would visit you while on the break. it's been awhile. Hop all is well with you. :) Great post!

heyBJK said...

I'm not a fan of the big roller coasters. I do like to people watch, though. The dog photo made me laugh! And I really like the gull on the bench - cool shot!

Julie said...

aha....yes, WHO? Who IS watching you?

I'm not a fan of shopping, but I am a fan of rides!!

...and definitely a fan of this post. Wonderfully done!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

My dad was an expert people-watcher and did so when accompanying my mom on shopping trips. :)

Mike said...

People watching is fun. I especially get a kick out of old couples bickering.

Love the penguin pictures. They were probably tired of carrying that thing around all day.

Peter said...

The penguin is priceless - or a dust gatherer!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great post...
Beautiful photographs.. and narrative.
Costas

Farmchick said...

lol - I love that penguin!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like the way that you show how you people watch....I like to do that too

Jack said...

Great post today. Tell us more about that couple.

mountain mama said...

oh...i love to people watch. i was in hog heaven last month when i was in 5 airports in 4 days! so much fun! and i don't blame you about not taking pics of some. love the penguin picture, too cute!

Meg said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my dress post. I've felt so silly with everyone telling me I'm cute. I'm 24, to answer your question! :)

Flora said...

Beautiful Sea Gull....:)

Slamdunk said...

I think people watching is wildly entertaining as well.

And change the penguin pic to a grandpa and that'll be me in a few years.

Liesl said...

I love people watching too! The two ladies carrying the huge penguin was hilarious. No doubt someone was watching you too!

ladyfi said...

LOL - these situations are priceless! Just so funny. I loved the two grandparents with that huge penguin the most!

Jacob said...

What a great post...clever and fun and funky! You have a great eye. The two women carrying penguin is priceless and the canoe is just funny and that dog - well, I'd not try to swipe any beer from the nekkid folks!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like to people watch too.

That penguin is hilarious! At least there were two of them to carry it!

Leah J. Utas said...

Eww. Swimwear rule. Thanks for the image.

Clint said...

I agree that people watching is fascinating. I have noticed one overwhelming fact about crowds of people---something that has radically changed over the past 30 years or so---people today are obese, especially in the US. It is shocking.

madrassi said...

hehehe... i liked the humor touch in your writeup, esp. the part of stuffed Penguin and beach rule. Nice people watching with you :)

Love the last shot dawn.

Allison said...

Indeed! People are watching you. Maybe they've noticed all the rules we're breaking! :D I know I'd love to break that unwritten one...

முத்துலெட்சுமி/muthuletchumi said...

Great Post ... I enjoy the way you write..:)

Randy said...

One of my favorite things to do too. I love the shots with the penguin!

darlin said...

LOL fantastic shots and people watching, sure why not? I used to be able to do this for hours on end, now some of them I want to venture inside of their heads and see what makes people do what they do. It can be a dangerous journey though, don't try this at home or alone! lol Have a fantastic weekend Dawn and thanks for the smiles on this end! I love the bird at the end of your post!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I agree people watching is an awesome pastime. That is one big prize yikes!

bon bon said...

the sign said "no dogs on the beach"? keeping him on a table seems like one way around that, don't you think? ;o)

Alan said...

You need to conquer that fear of flying and get yourself to somewhere like London (we'll organise a temporary break from rioting, looting and burning down shops while you're here). A lot of people to watch somewhere like this!

Miz.November said...

I used to have this guy friend who would take me to the mall and we would pick a bench or a couch and watch people all night. That's it. Just people watch. It was so much fun. Very entertaining.

Deb said...

I love this post...I like to people watch too....

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I loved these little stories and photos to go with! (I'm not a fan of rides either!!)

Pat Tillett said...

Great shots!
I like to people (and animal) watch also. That is the ONLY reason I like airports and shopping malls.

Karen S. said...

oh I do too, and this is very cool! I especially enjoy how man's best friend will always go just to the end of their leash and in this case the best view too!

Bob Scotney said...

A truly great post with photos enhanced by the writing. I'glad the dog was big enough to protect the beer!