Fall Picnic

a few weeks ago i woke up to snow.

i was horrified, not so much because of the pesky white stuff (i am canadian afterall), but rather the fact that up to that point i hadn't done one single "fall" thing.  no pumpkin.  no soup.  no leaf collecting.  no cozy nights with cocoa and masterpiece theatre.  no apple picking. no corn mazes. nothing.  

i jumped out of bed determined not to let some doggone snow come between me and fall.  that day i crammed in a lot.  i made vegetable soup.  i went for a walk and ate a pumpkin tart at the windy ridge bakery. i got home busted out my hot water bottle and hit bbc.  hard. (and just in case you are wondering don't watch mill on the floss or the woodlanders unless you've taken your prozac that day).

lucky for me the snow didn't stick so i've had a few extra weeks to slurp up the last of this remarkable season.  last week when ann suggested we go for a picnic up mill creek canyon, i was all over it.  it was one of those meals i won't soon forget.  big plans were hatched and we all left perfectly content.

so the moral of the story is: 

kindred spirits+foliage+hearty food+making plans=the perfect fall day.

don't ask why it looks like i have black sideburns.  ok. 

for more photos and beautiful reviews of our afternoon check out marie and ann's blogs.


Anita said...

You have to love second chances to enjoy the fall, especially with your friends!

Bonnie White said...

Mercedes first let me say that I love how you have changed your blog and the little bits you have added. And your fall pleasures were good reminders for me to get away from this computer and enjoy a little of it too. We have very few leaves; the air is crisp but thankfully no snow yet. Seeing you in these pictures tugged at my heart. It's been way too long since you and I had a picnic.

Louise Plummer said...

Millcreek Canyon is the best, and I love your "picnic basket."

Mercedes said...

anita: i love second chances generally. thanks for stopping by!

mema:thanks! same artist. same colors. different organization. i had help. i can barely use word.

louise: millcreek is the best. although the first time i went there i did not think it was the best--my sister in law took me cross country skiing there....and it was all up hill. and i was outta shape and wah wah wah.