Saturday, July 28, 2012
At Huntington Park on Friday afternoon Mabel Watson Payne spent a good while dabbling in the little side fountain (or baby fountain as it is known to her – the center of the park being occupied by a large fountain, copied in every detail after the famous fountain-of-the-turtles in Rome). Mabel liked to feel the constant motion of the water against her arms.
She also (as seen below) was strongly determined to take off her shoes and socks. This she accomplished during snack-time, with provisions spread out on a tree stump.
Mabel was in the mood to play in the grassy part of the park, and found a safe spot behind a hedge where she could watch the many dogs socializing in the middle of the park without coming into direct contact with their large wriggling selves.