Thursday, July 29, 2010

An evening picnic in the garden

This summer has been so hectic. Evening classes and different schedules have made it hard to sit down to dinner together most nights. Tonight Earl and I pulled the table over by the garden. He grilled sliced pork tenderloin and eggplant brushed with garlic, rosemary olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and pepper, while I sliced some bread and made fresh green beans. A big pitcher of iced tea and some candle light and we were set.  What a pleasure to relax in the cool of the garden among the flowers and vegetables and have time for quiet converstion and a good meal!
My zinnias have been particularly spectacular this year and the phlox perfume the entire yard.  We were serenaded by a little chickadee as we ate.  Late evening picnics in the garden, I highly recommend them:>)

35 comments:

  1. Oh sigh.... this sounds entirely lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. GORGEOUS! Love your pretty zinnias.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. It sounds like the perfect evening with the one you love. I folded laundry on the line tonight with my honey, and surprisingly it was sweet together time. Many blessings to you both, and I hope you get to enjoy more evenings like this in the near future.
    God Bless,
    Heather

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  4. Oh heavenly! What a refreshing time you both must have had together. And so special for a little chickadee to sing his beautiful song for you. Don't you just know that the Lord had His hand in that one. :o)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  5. It sounds like the most perfect evening Kathy! Your flowers are beautiful and I know that the precious time spent together was perfect.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. That sounds perfect. There's nothing nicer than sharing a meal with that special someone in a garden. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  7. But Kathy, what did you talk about?! I want to hear more conversations with Earl, you two are so funny!
    Hope everything is going well!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  8. That sounds just heavenly, Kathy. Glad you and your hubby got to have that special time together.

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  9. and why wasn't I invited???

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  10. Nice! Sounds like a lovely evening with good food and good company!~Hugs, Patti

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  11. This posting is truly beautiful. The zinnias and the garden picnic with the one you love best. Oh yes, good food too. Next summer I want to have a garden. I'm not an outdoor person but you have inspired me that a garden is a wonderful thing to have!

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  12. I have to remember to stop by more often. I almost missed your Zinnas my fav... now about that cheese, can I have a slice please.... yum...

    Kate -T>G>B>

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  13. Lovely evening and your dinner must have been delish. Beautiful Zinnias!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  14. Lovely evening and your dinner must have been delish. Beautiful Zinnias!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  15. sounds divine! good for you!

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  16. Sounds heavenly. Zinnias! One of my favorites. Mimi

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  17. What a beautiful table! I just love zinnia and raised them for years, but last fall we moved to Arizona...

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  18. Kathy, your flowers are just dyanmic! I think you are being rewarded with a good garden season for all the hard work you've been putting in on school, etc.

    Doesn't 'cooking together' make meals more special. Your menu sounds delicious. I'm going to try Earl's way of grilling eggplant. Yum!

    Grab the special moments where you can. I think of you so often!
    Hugs,
    Lallee
    PS I'll add an addendum to my vacation post for where we stayed.

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  19. What a wonderful way to spend some quiet time together! We are working on our yard today and it seems we should have dinner in the garden this evening. Thanks for the inspiration! Your zinnias are gorgeous - think I need to add some to my garden, too.
    ~Adrienne~

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  20. This looks so yummy! You two are quite a pair. I don't seem to have luck with zinnias, though I love them.
    Brenda

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  21. DIVINE! That cheese and bread... Well, everything had me wishing this was one of Poppin's chalk drawings! I would have taken that leap!

    Hugs,
    KJ
    SoCal

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  22. This is proof that my husband and I just have to make time for a nice little intimate picnic like this! Thanks for the inspiration, and your zinnias are just lovely!

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  23. That just sounds like such a nice evening! And the food sounds and looks great!

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  24. Sounds like a little piece of heaven. Love the flowers too!
    Blessings~Gwen

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  25. What a beautiful blog! I will be visiting often.

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  26. It looks peaceful just seeing the photo! And I wish I could snatch those flowers...they are so bright and lovely.

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  27. Your photography is simply delightful. Good to "see" you, again. :) Alexandra

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  28. ooo, your zinnias are just breathtaking. I need to plant some soon.
    So glad you found time for a nice romantic dinner with ea other.
    hugs, bj

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  29. Just my kind of evening. Beautiful flowers...m..

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  30. A fitting feast of flowers, food, and fellowship for two very special people - so happy that you were able to steal some sweet moments together - just lovely! I love the way you weave words and photos together...so talented...

    Have a wonderful, restful weekend friend!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky

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  31. Kathy,
    This looks delicious, I can almost hear the little chickadees singing now.
    karen

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  32. And THAT I would say was a PERFECT evening!
    You made it so beautiful! I so admire that. I need to get better at that. My family makes a plate and goes to the couch! MUST WORK ON THAT!

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  33. I'd love to have an evening picnic in our garden but the mosquitoes would be picnicking on our flesh, so it wouldn't be much fun!! I lopve the thought of it though.

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