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.