Happy In Bag

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In Park

As someone who spends a lot of time in public parks, I was riveted by Alice Thorson's recent analysis of photographer Mike Sinclair's City Beautiful project. I use baseball diamonds and open fields for sports. I also love to fish and watch birds. Of Missouri's parks, I visit Loose and Swope (above) most frequently. Other locations across the state line are handier, but I get creeped out by the many people who just sit in their parked cars glaring at passerby.


  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger bgo said…

    Of all the many wonderful public parks in eastern Kansas, do most sit in their cars and just stare? That has never been my m.o., but then I was raised in bushwhacker country where one had to have wits about them to stay alive no matter what side of the fence you found yourself on. Tsk, tsk.

    I think I've mentioned that I am old and frail these days so I have to take things easy. But I am always available for walks in public parks. My spirit soars among the many birds.

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger the unthinking lemming said…

    Man. You're visiting the wrong parks on the KS side of the state line. I go regularly to at least 3 different KS parks in the average good weather week. Rosedale, Shawnee Mission and Prairie Center. I mostly run into energetic disc golfers.

  • At 8:33 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Oh man, that was poorly written. Sorry. I meant to indicate that at nearby places like Tower Park, across the state line from my domicile, more people sit in their cars than actually use the park.

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger bgo said…

    Tower Park? That is located in my 'hood'. More often than not I find nearby white and coloured residents frolicking about the grounds. To not leave anybody feeling left out the parties concerned include all ages, gender, ethnicities, etc. Not a pretty park but it is close by. I like Holmes Park better because it is a stone throw from my front yard.

  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    Ah, Holmes Park. I dig the cemetery action. In fact, I have kin next door at Forest Hill Cemetery.

  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger bgo said…

    Satchel Paige is buried at Forest Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. His monument is well worth the visit. In fact the whole place is simply an awesome sight.


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