we were joined by many furred and feathered friends
the squirrel chased the birds
I felt like I was in The Endless Forest.
Birthday picnic in Richmond Park. August 17th, 2005
That's prosciutto ham in the photograph; we had smoked salmon too, but the whole filleted kind. The other item is baby mozzarella.
Well, we both kind of had the same idea since my birthday was the only warm non-rainy day that week.. we were desperate to get out. ;)
Yes, the animals did partake!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous: you make the park more beautiful than I ever recall it being. That wine is delicious too (as is the apple juice, but you should try the Duskins Cox's apple one from places like Fresh and Wild). The link made me think of The New Forest. I'm sure you've been there many times, but if not, it would certainly merit a trip with your camera.
I like the park at the right time of day, when there are few people around. I come from a place that I consider one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of the world, but even I have to admit that the park has charm.
The juice was actually bought in the New Forest (I'll check out Fresh and Wild, sounds good). We pass through sometimes when we visit relatives in Southampton and have had a few picnics there, but we always end up surrounded by ponies. :) I've taken photos there with my old Fuji camera, but I need to re-visit with the Nikon.
Hah, me or the deer? ;)
You should picnic while the weather still permits it. This was our last drop of warm weather before another long English winter, I'm trying to stock up on enough Vitamin D to get through it!
If you do picnic I hope you share photos.
It's a shame you have to pay to get into Kew Gardens, otherwise I'd go there more often. Do you know if the Chihuly exhibition is still on? I wanted to catch that (even if he's from Seattle and I could see his stuff back home anyway).
I saw those first two photos, and felt like I knew exactly where you were. Actually, as I scrolled down I think I may have been right - it was close to the car park in the centre of the park? Gorgeous photos, gorgeous food, and hey, I think you still have 2 days of sunshine before it's officially winter again. I just hope our tomatoes and pumpkins ripen in time!
Yep, it's one of my favorite areas in the park when it's quiet. I've been trying to get out into the intermittent sun as much as possible, need to store up that Vitamin D before the long winter rolls around again! It somehow seems typical that the weather turns good just as we're about to leave for America, but as long the storm clouds don't roll in there as we do I'll be happy. :)
Tomatoes and pumpkins sound great, I hope by next year we'll be living in a house with our own garden. Our modest patch of herbs is thriving, however.