Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Picnic Out!

When Mary Ellen and Kevin came to pick me up at my hotel, they informed me they had a better plan for lunch on this beautiful September day --

We headed straight to Whole Foods ((Affectionately renamed by some to WHOLE PAYCHECK!)) and picked up our salads to go at the salad bar.

We had a new agenda!

Instead of “eating in” we were “eating OUT!”  Picnic style!

I agreed that this was the most wonderful idea ever.  Summer is quickly leaving us, and there are not many more days like this that we could enjoy sitting on the grass, enjoying the end of summer warmth and sunshine.

I took a photo of these guards and squashes in front of Whole Foods – Yes.  There is no denying Autumn, no matter how hard we want to hold on to summer!


On our way to the Muny!

St Louis is a beautiful city and Mary Ellen and Kevin knew just the spot to go!


How about here?

Mary Ellen even brought her newly completed Celtic Solstice for us to picnic upon!  Can you imagine a more idyllic spot?


Setting out our lunch goodies!


Come to mama, Salad with artichoke hearts!


Oh yes, this is the way to enjoy September in St Louis!


This is BLISS!!

As I’ve said before, it really doesn’t take much more time to take a picnic to a lovely outside area, than it does to stand in line at a restaurant waiting to be seated, wait for your beverage, wait for your meal all while having to listen to the din of too many voices and kitchen noise around you while your conversation is drowned out by obnoxious overhead music.

Pack a picnic!  Enjoy the outside.  BREATHE.  EXHALE!


A  lunch to remember!

Life is too short not to picnic!

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Mary Ellen said...

Lots of fun, food, fresh air, and friends. Doesn't get much better!

sally said...

Bonnie, I spotted one of your quilts on tv! I watch HGTV a lot....it was one of the shows where a family was looking for a smaller house so they could downsize. They had 3 or 4'young (under 14) children and wanted to spend quality time together. So they wanted a house of about 500 sf. I am not sure what the name of the show was (probably either House Hunter's or Tiny Houses). They were shown 3 houses and then they were to pick one. The first house was a small log cabin. The living room had a loft up above and hanging over the rail was a Smith Mountain Morning quilt! did anyone else see it?!

joyceandmike said...

Well Bonnie, after looking at the last few posts I now NEED to add ANOTHER quilt to my list! -Blue Heaven. I'm traveling and treated myself to MORE neutrals. Can you ever have too many? Looking forward to quilt cam. Thanks for all you do!

brownj6610 said...

I love the Muny and Forest Park. My mother "dragged" all seven of us children to the Muny every week and we saw many operettas and musicals. We sat in the free seats and Mom took a picnic dinner for us to have before the show started. Fun times.

TrulyBlessed said...

What a perfect spot for a picnic with a lovely shade tree too. Love Mary Ellen's Celtic Solstice. Are those perky little piggies all painted pretty? Hope you arrive home safely and have time to catch your breath before packing up again.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful day, beautiful quilt. So is this "Kevin the Quilter," made famous previously in your posts? Thank you for all the pictures, Bonnie--just love all the color choices in the quilts, the old machines, and the traveling we do with you.

Havplenty said...

Bonnie so glad to know that you are enjoying our wonderful city. The weather has been just perfect.

Anonymous said...

I hope you will take more close up photos of the quilts you share with us--today's quilt looks so much more interesting up close!!

Penny said...

Envious!Although you did nicely share your picnic with wonderful pictures all I can say is I am so envious!
Penny in So CA

Julie in Tucson, AZ said...

Enjoyed the pictures if your picnic spot, and the completed quilt. I've seen several of your quits on Living in Alaska - house hunter show. I get excited just ad if I had made them. Thanks for all you do - and I hope I have good weather and my friend and I can find a picnic spot in Michigan next week.

ria vogelzang said...

What a great idea! A bit envious of you all.... ;) ....as autumn really sets in here in the Netherlands...
But with such happy photo's, it made me smile as well!
Have a safe trip home.

ria vogelzang said...

What a great idea! A bit envious of you all.... ;) ....as autumn really sets in here in the Netherlands...
But with such happy photo's, it made me smile as well!
Have a safe trip home.

Feathers in my Nest said...

I do so love seeing these beautiful pics of you 3..how fun..that's what memories are made of.
MaryEllen's quilt came out gorgeous.

Debra in Ma.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great to see a picnic on a quilt. I am glad Kevin had a great time also. I enjoy his blog so much!

KathyinMN said...

Awesome idea for lunch, what a beautiful spot and that quilt is gor-geous.

Anonymous said...

Linda S., what is Kevin's BlogSpot (address) Would love to look that up.

Bonnie, love seeing pics of you, too!