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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

AN IMPROMPTU PICNIC...

BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, STACY, and her adorable girls,
came by SWEET NOTHINGS and said...
"Beautiful day....let's have a picnic...
at. the. park !!
and I said.....BRING IT ON !
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I adore doing things "by the seat of my pants.."
OH...and, indeed, it was a BEAUTIFUL fall day...
...the kind of day that makes you SOOO happy to be alive.
and loved...
and thought of...
We grabbed a quilt..
some delicious foods...
SAUSAGE and BRIE...
O HONEY !!
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SUSHI....
STRAWBERRIES
LITTLE SMOKIES
THICK HAM SLICES
GARLIC AND OLIVE OIL with FRENCH BREADS
did I forget anything ?
Oh, of course....THE WINE
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DEEDS, my youngest grandgirl,
loves celery so she quickly made stuffed celery..
let's see.....
she used PEANUT BUTTER and pecans in some of the celery...
CREAMED CHEESE and PECANS in the other.
Ummmm...DELICIOUS, DEEDS...thanks, girl....
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Sisters loving each other...
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Daughter loving MOM....
and visa-versa....
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DEEDS loves to fish..
and we've never gone fishing that she didn't catch at least one fish !
She is my LITTLE FISHERGIRL...!!
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SEE....
you DO see it....?
...a grandson takes a snooze...
while the girls HANG out on the playground...
 MY HONEY GIRL and her memaw....
My other HONEY GIRL....BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER,
and she wants
you to think that BENDED pole means she caught a huge fish
when in reality, she caught SEA WEED....
OK...maybe not SEA WEED but SOME kind of weed...
NO...not THAT kind of weed...
...well, for cryin' out loud....:)
we had to CUT THE LINE !! 
Now THIS photo...
I can not, for the life of me, explain it.
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I put a folding chair at the water's edge and plopped the
WINE BOTTLE
in the seat...
This is exactly the way it came out of my camera...
No settings were changed...
I WAS looking into the sun and water is right behind the chair...
light ?
reflections ?
aliens ?
BEATS THE HECK OUTA ME  but I think it's pretty cool...
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LINKING WITH:
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HAPPY DAY,
bj

38 comments:

Zondra Art said...

beautiful picnic and girl!!!
Kisses.

xinex said...

What a fun day, BJ. I miss having those with my kids too who are all so far away. You have a lovely family, everybody looks so happy. And is that California maki? Can I have some please?...Christine

Julie Harward said...

This all sounds like lots of fun! So fun to be together with the ones you love most! The nap on the blanket on a nice Fall day sounds so wonderful to me..but maybe it's just that after a weeks vacation I am pooped! ;D

ρομπερτ said...

May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

daily athens

Pat said...

I love a picnic and this one was fabulous, BJ!

No idea about that photo but it is beautiful!

La said...

Pass the berries and brie!

I look like you had a wonderful time. :o) La

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It looks like the perfect picnic! Wonderful food, great company, perfect weather and those darn aliens in the last picture!
xo
Penny

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, you are a card! Loved this! What a fun time you all had, and I can feel the love, sister. And I love the alien shot. LOL! Love you, too...

XO,

Sheila :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love that creative photo! And I love this kind of weather for a picnic! Maybe I'll pack one for tomorrow! Hugs! ♥ (and please come to visit me and enter my giveaway!) ♥

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I know you had a marvelous day picnicking with your beautiful family!
What a cool photo! It means you create magic, BJ! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LV said...

B.J. what a fun day that must have been. Next time let me know and I could be their great grandma. Another super Outdoor Wednesday.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day!! I wish I had been there! Everyday should be a picnic! ;-D

I do love that last picture!

XO,
Janie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ~ These are the times that memories are made of! It must be wonderful to have your darling girls (and boys) close to you.
I long to have my daughter closer (she's 2 1/2 hours away).
So nice of your to share your day with us.
Yvonne

Marydon said...

G'eve BJ ~ I LOVE that chair & wine bottle pics. Too cool.

What a wonderful fun time you all had. It is so joyful to see such love.

Have a great autumn eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

shannon i olson said...

what a great day....great menu and oh la la that last shot. oh my!! get a frame for that one.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BEEEEJJJJJJJ, Can I be your adopted daughter, grand, step, cousin, SOMETHING, so I can hang with you and do FUN things!!!! Oh yea and eat all that good food you seem to have up your sleeve at a moments notice! Yippee!!!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

p.s. Your girls are beauties! So are you!

Debby said...

What a fun time you had with your beautiful family. You are so blessed.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a wonderful picnic! You have such a lovely family :)

Blessings!
Gail

Debbie said...

That last picture IS cool!

Actually, the whole day sounds "cool". I love to fly by the seat of my pants too. I don't do it as often as I used to. Hmmm.

Loved the big seaweed catch picture the best of all. What a wonderful family you're blessed to have!

Sheree said...

BJ if I lived close, I would be your shadow. I would have to tag along w/you. You have so much fun!
Such sweet fishing pictures!
What is fun without family???

LakewoodDP said...

Looks like you had really, really fun day! That last picture is amazing! How interesting that it came out that way. I like it!

CHERI said...

What a beautiful, wonderful day for just you girls! My two grands and I often take PBJs, chips, cookies, & drinks and head for the gazebo at a nearby park. We love it...such sweet, special memories.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a fun picnic by the lake you had BJ, andI loved your picnic fare...expecially the sushi! You have kids and grandkids.

I think your camera shutter must have been stuck open for that last shot but the picture is very artsy and pretty!

Lily said...

Looks like a fun, fun day! Love that last pic!
~Lily
www.neverfadingwood.blogspot.com

Melody said...

What a wonderful day. Love that over exposed photo.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

There just can't be a more perfect day as you shared with us!!! I loved being there with you..........absolutely fun, fun, FUN!!!

Gulf Coast bird watching photo share Do stop by for a visit if time allows.

Kathleen Grace said...

BJ, the love that your family enjoys,and how much you all love to get together is so sweet and special. Your family is just lovely!

Theresa said...

Oh how fun to just pack a picnic basket and head out:) Those are the most fun and I KNOW you always have some good food to pack! Love the pictures of the kids relaxing and your daughter catching the big one... errr weed:) That picture of the wine bottle in the chair is awesome, I was certain you had tweaked it to make it look that way! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Beverly said...

How perfect! You girls know how to have a great time.

~~Carol~~ said...

You and your family really know the right way to have a picnic! The food you brought sounds yummy, the fishing looks like fun, and a nap out in the fresh air sounds lovely!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

craftyles said...

My mouth is watering after reading about your picnic. Cute shots and the wine bottle picture is really neat-looks like a photoshop touch up!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love a picnic! Looks like you all had so much fun!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Rita said...

Life doesn't get much better than that! Your grand-daughters, your daughter and you are beautiful people.
Thank you for sharing tht wonderful day with us.
Hugs,
Rita

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That last picture is cool...I'd frame it, it might not happen again! It looks like such a fun day! I get to see my daughter soon, can't wait.

I'd be after the strawberries and the Brie...you can have the sushi!

You have a beautiful family:)

Kim, USA said...

That is a lot of fun. And the food yummy!
The Lake

Donnie said...

Your outdoors pictures are so beautiful. Especially the yummy looking food.

ButterYum said...

I absolutely love the overexposed photo. Looks like it was taken by a professional photographer. Stunning!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the big {{{{{HUG}}}}}. I like your hugs!

:)
ButterYum