She loves visiting the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Park where they have farm animals, birds, pigs and baby goats.
It is a great place to take children and in my years at school many field trips were spent there. We'd walk to the park, visit the zoo area and afterwards we'd have a picnic.
With this in mind my sister and I packed a picnic...
we enjoyed salad, hard boiled eggs, raw vegetables, cantaloupe, chocolate and tea.
Last summer I purchased a basket and some cheerful china and that was the beginning of my picnic collection.
The plates are so pretty that I cannot help but smile when I use them.
I found silver plated forks, knives and spoons in thrift shops and have decided that I like a mixed bunch.
We used cloth napkins and laid the table with a pretty April Cornell cotton cloth.
People passing by stopped and commented on how wonderful it was to see us dining in style.
Mother was in her element...she must have thanked us at least 3 times for the picnic supper and the outing.
It feels good to see her so happy...
I just cannot imagine what it would be like to be a senior, alone without family nearby.
With the post title "birds of a feather" you probably are trying to figure out where the birds are...
I took a few pictures when we were out and they are all images of birds.
Nary a pig, or goat in the whole lot!
I think turkeys are quite peculiar looking birds and they are so big!
Lovely bright feathers on this rooster.
Contemplating taking a dip duck?
The majestic peacocks in the park never fail to entertain the visitors.
They are the focus of many photographers especially when they strut their stuff!
This must be a juvenile peacock as the plumage has not matured.
Pure snow white ducks were busy pecking around in the dirt.
This fellow was snoozing right beside the fence at my feet and at first I didn't see him.
It must have been that ray of sunshine that kept him warm to sit so close to the path.
These two birds were wandering about in the grassy area and seemed totally at ease with all the people about.
All in all it was a fun afternoon.
My sister and I are on the hunt for another adventure for Mother with a spot for a picnic.
"The things that make me happiest in the whole world are going on the occasional picnic, either with my children or with my partner; big family gatherings; and being able to go to the grocery store - if I can get those things in, I'm doing good."
~ Kate Winslet ~