Summertime is Picnic time. Today I am reposting a blog I wrote six years ago, celebrating picnics. I’ve thrown a few new images in the hamper.
In 1809 John Roscoe published The Butterfly’s Birthday which included the following advice (still good today):
Beautiful summer days are meant for pleasure.
Find someplace comfortable to spend an afternoon.
Spread out your picnic.
Picnics can be small.
You never know who might show up.
Don’t bring too much.
If you bring raspberry tarts, make sure there are enough for everyone.
Sometimes you are the picnic.
A bonfire is the best way to end a summer evening.
I hope you are having fun summer days filled with excursions and picnics. If you have ideas for the perfect food or book to bring on a picnic, please comment.