al fresco are usually joyous…”
“All the time too, children are storing up memories of a happy childhood. Fifty years hence they will see the shadows of the boughs making patterns on the white tablecloth; and sunshine; children’s laughter, hum of bees, and scent of flowers are being bottled up for after refreshment.” -Charlotte Mason
This past weekend, as we enjoyed our cups of warm soup, we watched a female goldfinch search among the low understory of our woods for seeds. Also a chick-a-dee serenaded from a branch just above us. And a little later on we watched a Downy Woodpecker make his way around a tree trunk.
Meals outdoors are lovely, don't you think?