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.
It seems very pleasant. It's a good time of year.
How wonderful! I love your quiet excursions with the grand-dog. :-)
Those are the best moments! Absolutely.
Thank you so much for sharing these memories with all of us. You brighten our days. :)
Georgie certainly must enjoy getting out and about too.
That would have been to cold for me but it looks a lovely spot. Happy weekend Diane
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.
I do love these simple pleasures too. That's a lovely place to just take in the day.
Sounds like a nice way to spend the day, perfect!
It sounds like bliss.
That is such a Beautiful area. I do so wish I was there. I think I can smell that fresh air.
Sounds just right to me.
It’s the best, AC, now that we’re retired.
It was so peaceful there that day, Jan. Serenity had a physical location.
They truly are the best of times, Catarina.
Georgie enjoys those days with us, William, but we enjoy her company so much too.
You probably would find it too cold, Diane. It was perfect for us!
I so agree with you, Celia. We are going to get out as much as we can over the next few weeks.
It is a wonderful place any time, but when we’re alone there, it’s heaven, P.
Bill, the anticipation of the hike was a big part of the enjoyment too.
It certainly is bliss, EC.
The air is so fresh and clean here, Tabor.
It really was perfect, Jenny!
it's perfect, my kinda' day!! most of the best things in life are free and easy!!
your pictures are beautiful!!!
How true, Debbie. The best things in life are free.
Love days and moments like you shared! So fun to be out exploring with your golden grand-dog! Your lunch sounded perfectly delightful too :)
That does sound the perfect day; the person you love, good food, a beautiful setting, and a furry companion. :-)
What more can you ask for, perfect!
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