29 June 2011

picnic

an old quilt, a wide basket filled with fruit and yogurt, some cheese and crackers, and a strawberry granola bar. all laid out at midday in the shade of the maple tree. we studied clouds and contemplated insects. we marveled at the dappled sunlight coming through the leaves and were surprised by a pileated woodpecker speeding by overhead. so lovely was the lunch, i had to fight the very real urge to just stay there for nap time.

5 comments:

Cherie Blessing said...

That sounds absolutely perfect. Those quietly grand moments are the childhood memories that stay with us through our lives to sustain us and remind us who we really are.

susan t. landry said...

bliss.

Star said...

So lovely...and it must not have been too hot (as opposed to where I am...). Thanks for sharing; it was almost like being there.

Lynne said...

Lovely! I think I would have stayed there for the nap too!

Nora said...

A picnic can be so simple and yet have so much meaning and create a whole memory. I bet you the little girl won't forget this. I hope you get a chance to do it more often. Sounds to me like it's worth a repeat.