Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;
The marigold that goes to bed wi’ th’ sun,
That with him rises weeping; these are flow’rs
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age.
There is nothing …. and no, really I mean nothing….. that I would rather do with J than get together a picnic and take ourselves off to a field, or a beach, or a park bench, or in fact anywhere that we can sit and eat simply outside.
I don’t need blue skies, although I do love Shakespeare’s flowers of middle summer. It’s great to have a view although some of our best picnics have been eaten up a mountain in a damp mist. The food needs not be gourmet… more often than not, a round of cheese and tomato sandwiches, a pork pie, a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar do us just fine.
We just need to eat outside. It’s as simple as that.
I am linking up to the Weekly Adoption Shout Out on the theme of our favourite family place as well as to WordPress’ weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Summer Lovin’. Two for the price of one this week!