Such a . . . romantic notion.
Sunshine. 75º F with a light breeze. Wildflower meadows. Woodland creatures - at a respectful distance. Perfect fried chicken. Frolicking.
But, at least for this gal, the reality never matches the picture in my head.
MY picnics have never really lived up to their billing!
Wasps. Wind. Seagulls. Brownie-melting heat and humidity. Bickering children. Sticky everything. Wasps. (Did I mention wasps?)
Once a squirrel ATE through the corner of my lovely picnic basket. While we frolicked.
(Calgon. . . take me away . . . )
So when Carole emailed this week's Ten on Tuesday topic, I just laughed. Because I don't DO picnics anymore. (But I definitely want to go on a picnic with Carole. Because she knows how to do it. And . . . brownies!)
If anyone does mention "picnic" in relation to "me," though, I bring three things:
- Wine glasses
Take that, wasps!
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I'm going on a picnic with you and Carole! You're two people who get it right!
Posted by: margene | 05/21/2013 at 07:56 AM
Brownie-melting heat and humidity. Bickering children. Sticky everything
lol! sounds like my picnics lol!
and the squirrel? really? that's (sorry to say this) kind of funny ;P
Posted by: rebeccawip | 05/21/2013 at 08:02 AM
First of all, leave the kids at home! After that . . . it's all good. LOL. You bring the wine, I'll bring the fried chicken. ;-)
Posted by: Carole | 05/21/2013 at 08:13 AM
I'm on my way! :-)
Posted by: Patty | 05/21/2013 at 08:45 AM
Picnics always sound like a good idea but reality is so much closer to your experience. The bugs, the sunburn and trying to keep the food a safe temperature...
Posted by: Marilyn | 05/21/2013 at 09:15 AM
Haha! Yeah, and ANTS. Funny, wine was the first thing that came to my mind, and then to remember the corkscrew... I'd likely be drinking out of the bottle, though.
Posted by: Vicki | 05/21/2013 at 09:41 AM
HOw true how true! i'd add : wind blowing everything around
Posted by: kathy b | 05/21/2013 at 12:16 PM
I feel exactly the same way about picnics.
Posted by: Allison | 05/21/2013 at 12:52 PM
I'll picnic with you anytime!
Posted by: kmkat | 05/21/2013 at 12:55 PM
We generally drive to our picnic site.
We bring along lovely fresh bread form the bakery, some brie or cammembert (for me) some salami of some sort (for Oscar) and brownies or cookies. To drink we make some special iced tea (Golden Green tea by Traditional Medicinals is good stuff, or Moroccan Mint by Numi).
Then we just talk.
Posted by: Diana Troldahl | 05/21/2013 at 10:59 PM
yep, my feelings exactly. I think Carole needs to host us on a picnic!
Posted by: Mary | 05/22/2013 at 05:01 PM
Posted by: Leslie | 05/23/2013 at 12:26 AM