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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

A sense of well being

Now that school is finished, we can go for excursions with our daughter and the grandchildren during the week on days when she’s not working. This week, we went to Cavendish Grove, where we had a picnic of course. While it was cold, only 14 C with a breeze requiring a jacket, the trees were in their full summer glory. It’s been a long time coming!





At one of the picnic tables we enjoyed the company and the green glow of the trees. 





That glow is good for the soul. I never feel as well as I do when I’m in such a setting. The air is fresh and clean, as each tall beauty spreads its shimmering arms, as if shielding me from harm.





The day was overcast so the arborous glow wasn’t from direct sunlight but rather the cloud covered sunlight filtered through the leaves. 


While the kids played after lunch, 





the adults sat and chatted as we enjoyed the relaxation and rejuvenation. Then we walked the trails, as the children filled the air with chatter.




It doesn’t get any better than this.

28 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

What a fine spot, and the photos are quite nice, partly due to the absence of direct sunlight.

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful but I do not think I would be picnicking at 14C, I would have been frozen!!! Keep warm, Diane

DJan said...

It's simply gorgeous, Marie. I love the deep green of your pictures. PEI is one of the prettiest places on the planet during the summer months. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous 🌲🌳 I feel exactly the same when I'm among trees Marie, the air is so beautifully fresh. What a wonderful spot, as long as it's not raining 14C is perfect for picnicking ✨

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lovely, lovely green!

Linda said...

I am imagining myself in that very spot. In my mind, I can still hear leaves rustling in the breeze. I have a warm sweatshirt on as I do not like being chilly but what a glorious day.

Thanks for sharing your picnic.

bill burke said...

A lovely scene indeed and all that green! Fun with the family, you can't beat that. Happy weekend to you!

Elephant's Child said...

Forest bathing at its best. And with much loved people. It really doesn't get much better than that.

Celia said...

What a sweet spot for time with the family.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I whole heartedly agree. I doesn't get better than this.

William Kendall said...

It looks like that was a lovely day!

Joanne Noragon said...

It gets no better. It just repeats.

Stewart M said...

That does look like a fine spot to take the family - or maybe just a book!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Retired Knitter said...

Green glow ... you certainly captured the feeling in words and pictures.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I like going places during the week, it seems less crowded. What a pretty spot for a picnic! Enjoy your day and weekend!

photowannabe said...

I absolutely agree...it doesn't get any better than family, a gorgeous setting, good food and laughter filling the air.

I know it recharges my soul.

Sue

jenny_o said...

What gorgeous greens! A lovely way to spend time with family.

Laurel Wood said...

So happy you all have these times together. So lush and green and the picnic tables in the shade look very inviting. I like to see children playing outside and enjoying nature.

Debbie said...

i agree, you are lucky to have such happy times!! the trees are gorgeous, so bright and full of leaves!!

Ernie said...

That sounds so relaxing and enjoyable. We climbed Grouse Mountain this morning. Oh my. It was more than I bargained for and I consider myself in shape. Unfortunately it was drizzling when we started and it started to really come down when we were finishing the 2 mile hike straight up (slight exageration but that is how it felt). We watched a bird show at the top but we were too wet and cold. I do not think I could have done a picnic in the chilly weather.

Angela said...

Indeed it doesn't get any better than this! Looks like a lovely places and to be surrounded by the children who are healthy and happy is cheer joy! I can hardly wait till my little granddaughter will be here visiting in October.

Natalia said...

Love those photos, full of green!:)

Barbara said...

I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon with the Grands. The Grand Girls and I will often go on a "nature" walk when they come to visit. They carry a bag and pick up all the leaves, sticks, seeds, etc. they can find. I want to be sure they see the beauty in nature and what it gives back to us. Since they both talk up a storm I am entertained the whole way with the who, what, where and why of something they have found. I think this will be my greatest gift to them - beside a love of books.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love how nice and green everything is, though I can't imagine needing a jacket for a picnic in July. Hubby would love that!

Catarina said...

Beautiful bucolic surroundings.

baili said...

Dear Marie this was soul refreshing picnic indeed ;)

You words display the joy and peace you experienced among those kind friendly tress
This is such precious thing that your daughter gives you time when she is free

Jenn said...

So pretty! I noticed the green right now seems so much greener and more vibrant than I remember!!

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Your last line is perfect, “It doesn’t get any better than this.” What a beautiful spot. That first photo is just wonderful. John