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A Strawberry Picnic on the Creekbank

Hello luvs!

It was a gloriously sunshiny day when my friend Jenny came out to visit me last weekend. The whole world seemed to come out of hibernation, birds singing madly, fish flopping in the creek, and folks emerging from their heated homes to bask in the first real spring day of the year.

Jenny thrilled me to pieces by bringing the most gorgeous strawberries, plump, red and perfectly ripe.

On such a scrumptious day we HAD to go for a walk, more of an amble really, stopping often to sniff blossoms and lift our faces to the sun. I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow.

When we got back we were thirsty, ravenous and ready for a rest, so we filled blue bowls with yogurt and fruit, gathered up blankets, and went out to the creek bank for a strawberry picnic.

We stretched out on our blankets and snoozed happily, rousing ourselves now and then to try and identify various birds or catch a glimpse of the big ol’ fish that kept splashing about in the water. The sun blazed down but lovely cool breezes from the creek kept us from roasting.

It was the best of days filled with great talks and peals of laughter, luscious berries, and that wonderful, healing sunshine we’ve missed so much this winter.

What is your ideal simple day?

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RamblingTart - You’re a lady after my own heart, Val! πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh, a trip to “hidden lakes” sounds like pure bliss, Mary! I’m glad you have such gorgeous places to trek to. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - It really was, Faith! Didn’t she pick out the best berries?! Yum!!

RamblingTart - I hope you get some soon, Keely!!! So strange to think how different your seasons are to mine. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - You said it, Lorraine! They make an average day so special. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - It made me smile too, Isabelle! πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - She IS a sweet friend, Tuula! Such a jolly soul. πŸ™‚ Your picnic sounds wonderful!! Can’t wait to head to the beach soon. πŸ™‚

sweetlife - how fun a strawberry picnic…the pics are lovley..oh I would love to sit outside and read all day long..


Anna Johnston - Now its my time to be jealous of your sunshine Krista – grey days down under ;(
I can just feel the healing sunshine you talk of in these photos….. brilliant! Consider yourself seriously envied πŸ™‚

bellini - Exactly that:D

Mary - Your photos are really love and capture the stress free nature of your day. I love those days when our schedules clear and we can head to one of our hidden Oregon lakes. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Faith - Looks like this was a beautiful day full of simple joys…what more could we ask for, right? The strawberries look PERFECT!

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi - Those strawberries look so sweet and juicy… just what I feel like right now… I want some summer time back in my life!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - The simple pleasures in life are often the best! πŸ™‚

isabelle - A strawberry picnic I love this idea !!!

Tuula - Oh, what a gorgeous day & what a sweet friend πŸ™‚ Honestly, my favorite simple day involves a picnic as well. We just had one down by the beach about 2 weeks ago – beautiful scenery & so relaxing!

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