Thursday, July 28, 2016

Picnic Time

 Picnics or a cup of tea outdoors makes my heart happy.
Here are a few glimpses of times spent outdoors recently.
In my own backyard the table is ready for a cup of tea with a friend.
 My sister and I meeting in a park for lunch and tea.
We each brought one savory and one sweet to share.

 Sitting and enjoying nature in the mountains with a cup of tea.

Then sharing an evening time with dear friends
at a concert delighted my soul.
Note:  I keep these sweet bottles of water in my refrigerator for picnics
or to bring to the table.  Also just discovered at World Market is
the deliciousness of this sparkling juice of White Grape and Elderflower.
Perfect for a summer day picnic.

In the book, The Perfect Picnic, by Anita Louise Crane, she says,
"Everyone loves picnics; and when we get the opportunity
to dine with fabulous views, unusual sounds, and enticing smells,
we are not only eating for physical nourishment, we are feeding 
our souls.  Finding that perfect place and adding a few special touches
awakens the senses; and it is an occasion like this that builds
relationships and brings about memorable conversations."

She went on to say that a picnic can even be inside by just moving
where you eat or sip your tea to a different spot in your home, such
as by a sunny window or in my case sitting by the fire on a rainy day.

Happy picnicking, dear friends!

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Blondie's Journal said...

How lovely! The best time of the summer!

Jane x

Sylvia said...

You know July is National Picnic these photo's are just in time. I love the one of the mountains with the tea cup on the chair.

Joy said...

Oh, your picnic spots look delightful. It is too hot for outdoor picnics here right now, but in a couple of months we'll be able to enjoy being outside again.

Jeanie said...

This post is a reminder to me that we haven't done a picnic all summer! That must change!