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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The picnic in the glow

The green glow under a canopy of leaves on a sunny day will be gone soon.  That glow is good for the mind, body and spirit and it is sad as the end nears for another year. Now, withered leaves are falling from a few trees but the colourful display has not yet begun.


We had a picnic with our daughter and the kids last weekend at Cavendish Grove. It was hot but the trees provided needed relief from the blistering sun. Our time under the green glow was special.





There are several apple trees in the Grove. We shook limbs on the trees and apples fell to the ground. We kept them for snacks.





Everyone enjoyed the apple squishing with the ample fruit already under the trees. There is something almost therapeutic about the feel and sound of squishing apples under foot.





Owen picked up and dropped the same apple numerous times. His mastery of the task thrilled him.





The girls hung off branches, with assistance of course, 





and stayed suspended for seconds to their great delight. 





Meanwhile, blue jays flew among the trees all around us and called out to each other as we had lunch. They gave us permission to visit their home for a few hours.




Our picnic in the Grove was fun family time in the last of the green glow for this year.



Note:  I have been unable to comment on some of my favourite blogs. For some reason, the comments I make don’t publish. I have sent feedback to Blogger but have yet to hear from them. 



39 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another blogger was recently complaining about not being able to comment on Blogger as well, so it's not just you!

DJan said...

I always get your comments, Marie, so it's not everywhere. I love these fall pictures, and the beautiful children warm my heart. :-)

Anvilcloud said...

I have never done that apple squishing thing. I may have been missing out. :)

Barb said...

What lovely light, Marie, and beautiful Grandchildren. They make me smile.

Mage said...

The kids look so very happy. Never squished an apple here either, but I am mesmerized by the green glow.

William Kendall said...

What a lovely place to visit.

I haven't noticed any issues, and I've gotten comments from you.

Joanne Noragon said...

I love that beautiful light that comes through thinning canopy. Your grands look so happy!

Celia said...

What a beautiful, magical place. When I was in grade school we lived in a farming area with many apple orchards. By fall we were in raincoats often and took the opportunity when walking home from school to throw rotting apples at each other. At least we smelled good when we got home. Mom came out and hosed us off. Such is the life of 10 year olds.

Elephant's Child said...

What an absolutely delightful day. Apple squishing is new to me, but I can well imagine the fun.

Tabor said...

I have some blogs that make me log in with another email and so I do not comment on them as well! I still read them.

Barbara said...

I love the canopy of green overhead. Not that I think about it I don't think I've ever been in the apple orchard. Just another adventure to add to my to do list.

Rhodesia said...

Sounds like a fun day. I love the colours of autumn but I hate the drop in temperature!! Have a good day, Diane

Marie Smith said...

The problem is not resolved yet, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

I posted on your blog, Jan, but after i select “publish” it disappears.

Marie Smith said...

E swuishing is therapeutic, AC.

Marie Smith said...

The light through the trees was wonderful, Barb.

Marie Smith said...

That glow is good for the soul, Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I’m glad the comments are visible to you, William. They aren’t to me.

Marie Smith said...

The kids were thrilled with the park that day, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

What fun wih the apples, Celia. Such simple pleasures, unlike the electronic “fun” today.

Marie Smith said...

You should try apple squishing, EC. The sound and feel is delightful!

Marie Smith said...

This is a recent problem, Tabor. Something changed though I didn’t touch the settings.

Marie Smith said...

We so look forward to the orchard every year, Barbara. You should try it.

Marie Smith said...

I love the colours too, Diane, but they are slow to start here this year.

Catarina said...

You had a fabulous time, I can tell. We should take advantage of this weather, be it warm or a bit chilly. Blustery days will be upon us soon...

photowannabe said...

Love the story of your family time.
Families are so important and good for the soul.
Love the happy faces squishing the apples. Makes me hungry for some applesauce.

Andrea said...

Beautiful green-colors in your area right now! Fun with the cute grandkids and the apples. I wish I could find little apples around here to make pies and applesauce. (growing wild as vs. the store ones that aren't as flavorful). I remember apples falling in our yard, growing up, and then the bees would come around them! Andrea

Marie Smith said...

You are so right, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

Family is everything, P.

Marie Smith said...

We went to the orchard recently too. Great fun, Andrea.

bill burke said...

I love the light among all the green. Great family photos, Marie.

Debbie said...

the pictures of the little ones are just fantastic...the one of little owen belongs in a frame!! sounds like a lot of fun, it is always better to be outdoors!!!

Marie Smith said...

Thanks Bill. The green glow is pretty special.

Marie Smith said...

We are going to frame that photo, Debbie.

jenny_o said...

Great photos, Marie. And I think there is an extra feeling of gratitude for sun and shade when the end of the summer season is approaching.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Beautiful pictures! Your picnics always sound so nice.

Marie Smith said...

The shade was needed this past summer, Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

Danielle, the picnics are soon over for the year. I will miss them!

baili said...

Oh these pics are so precious and delightful my friend:)
they just made my day:)

must be beautiful family picnic under the lashing soothing glow of green indeed!