Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An Impromptu Picnic



It was one of those Sunday afternoons when it seemed like summer would linger forever, the golden sunshine pouring down on rocks, sand, and sea.
 

The blue of the ocean melded into the blue sky with only a thin line of blue mountains between. Sere grass golden against swirled cloud blue. A good day for a picnic with a view.
 

Wind-patterned water smooth, then dimpled with big boats, little boats and medium-sized boats going here and there, to and fro, barely visible in all the great blueness.
 

Fort Rodd Hill - a national park of Canada right here in our city. Summer day, summer day. Achingly beautiful summer day.

22 comments:

Vee said...

Such gorgeous summer scenes! Impromptu picnics are the very best kind, I think. No fretting over what to pack or last minute running to the store...

Jill said...

Feel like I was right there with you.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love that lighthouse - it looks like a miniature, though I know it is full size. Terrific photos, just like being there with you.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh Lorrie you've captured such beautiful images of Fort Rodd Hill and the lighthouse...
a picnic seems like a perfect way to enjoy a sunny Sunday.

Andrea Dawn said...

So lovely, Lorrie . . . I've been there once, but long for a return visit as we did not see everything. 'Twas a rainy day and we packed it in early.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I know what you mean when you say achingly beautiful. Lovely!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

What a beautiful place for a picnic, you have some gorgeous images.

ellen b. said...

Such a scenic setting with the great lighthouse!

Leanne said...

I am waiting for our summer to come. That first photo is magnificent.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful spot! What a gorgeous summer day for you there. It was one of those here too. Has been since Friday afternoon really. I love these days of late summer. I really like the first photo. It's a really nice lighthouse.

aimee said...

Love, love, love that first photo--the colors, the reflection, etc. Makes me want to visit this park now!
Blessings,
Aimee

Dawna Motz said...

Such beautiful photos! Love them all! A perfect summer day for sure.

Doris said...

What gorgeous photos! I've always loved photos with lighthouses and yours are especially beautiful. You should consider going into business.

Donna said...

Such gorgeous vistas! Great pictures!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

So beautiful! You found the perfect spot for an impromptu picnic.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ohhhhh I've been there, and after 4 hours of teenaged boredom we finally got to visit the lighthouse. Now I would love to go and visit again as a adult.

You got some great shots.

Jen

podso said...

What a beautiful spot for a picnic, and your description was so well written! Also like your new header!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Lorrie, What an absolutely Picture Perfect day..The view to me is magical. Love it. OH, how I would love to live near the sea and such a beautiful place like this. Lucky you. Hugs Judy

Marilyn said...

Oh yes, beautiful summer day and just perfect for an end of the summer picnic.

WendyBee said...

Oh, Lorrie, your photos are stunning. I think your photog skills improve all the time. You have a very artistic eye.
I have been a little out of the bloggy loop, and neglecting my bloggy friends, but I have been lurking quite a bit. I love your dining room project, the chairs look fabulous. And I especially love your dahlias, perfect for a new header. I stuck 8 potted dahlias in the ground at the beginning of the summer, and I am considering lifting the bulbs. They didn't have a great summer, something kept eating some of them, and my dog dug up one...but I did have some blooming.
Thanks for visiting me and leaving comments. It always makes my day.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

What an idyllic place to have a picnic. Your photos are gorgeous as ever and really draw you in. Enjoy the rest of the week. xx

Mrs.Rabe said...

So beautiful!

My husband's mother is from Orangeville, Ontario. All of her family that are not in Africa working as missionaries, are still living in Canada. We love visiting the family cottage, and spending time in Canada.

Deanna