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Friday, 28 September 2018

Simple pleasures

You know those moments; times when you are present in the circumstances of your life and think...this is perfect.


I had one of those moments recently while my husband and I had our picnic lunch at Bonshaw Hills Park before another trail walk. It was our second visit in three days. This time the northerly wind was cold and it was a mere 10 degrees Celsius. Sat at the end of the picnic table, 





where the sun could shine on us, we were comfortable in the fresh air and the green of early fall.


It was quiet. 





The last time we were here, a group of young school children played and had lunch as we watched and reminisced about our days teaching. On this day, the quiet filled the space, as the wind stirred the trees and the sun kept us warm.


Georgie, the golden grand-dog was with us again.





She loves these excursions too, though she covers twice as much territory as we do. When off lead, she runs ahead and back to us. She also enjoys a treat while we have lunch. Georgie is a faithful old dog who brightens our days when she comes for a visit.


We spoke of plans for the remainder of the week and family news as we ate the delicious but simple fare, chicken sandwiches and black tea. Olives, cheese and garden tomatoes rounded out the meal. With a second cup of tea, we sat in the sun and absorbed the warmth. 


Who knows what tomorrow may bring. But the sun, the setting, the food, the company and the moment were all perfect! It doesn’t get any better than this.


29 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

It seems very pleasant. It's a good time of year.

DJan said...

How wonderful! I love your quiet excursions with the grand-dog. :-)

Catarina said...

Those are the best moments! Absolutely.
: )

Mage said...

Thank you so much for sharing these memories with all of us. You brighten our days. :)

William Kendall said...

Georgie certainly must enjoy getting out and about too.

Rhodesia said...

That would have been to cold for me but it looks a lovely spot. Happy weekend Diane

Celia said...

Looks like good fun for you all. And getting out in the sun while there is some is getting more important to me each day.

photowannabe said...

I do love these simple pleasures too. That's a lovely place to just take in the day.

bill burke said...

Sounds like a nice way to spend the day, perfect!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds like bliss.

Tabor said...

That is such a Beautiful area. I do so wish I was there. I think I can smell that fresh air.

jenny_o said...

Sounds just right to me.

Marie Smith said...

It’s the best, AC, now that we’re retired.

Marie Smith said...

It was so peaceful there that day, Jan. Serenity had a physical location.

Marie Smith said...

They truly are the best of times, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Mage.

Marie Smith said...

Georgie enjoys those days with us, William, but we enjoy her company so much too.

Marie Smith said...

You probably would find it too cold, Diane. It was perfect for us!

Marie Smith said...

I so agree with you, Celia. We are going to get out as much as we can over the next few weeks.

Marie Smith said...

It is a wonderful place any time, but when we’re alone there, it’s heaven, P.

Marie Smith said...

Bill, the anticipation of the hike was a big part of the enjoyment too.

Marie Smith said...

It certainly is bliss, EC.

Marie Smith said...

The air is so fresh and clean here, Tabor.

Marie Smith said...

It really was perfect, Jenny!

Debbie said...

it's perfect, my kinda' day!! most of the best things in life are free and easy!!

your pictures are beautiful!!!

Marie Smith said...

How true, Debbie. The best things in life are free.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Love days and moments like you shared! So fun to be out exploring with your golden grand-dog! Your lunch sounded perfectly delightful too :)

Danielle L Zecher said...

That does sound the perfect day; the person you love, good food, a beautiful setting, and a furry companion. :-)

Jenn said...

What more can you ask for, perfect!