10.10.2010

an autumn picnic



We went to the San Gorgonio Wilderness - the aspens were calling our names.
































































49 comments:

  1. We would have come but it looks like a picnic for two.

    beautiful day.

    xo Jane

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  2. Are you modeling the latest RL flannel? :) What gorgeous pictures! This looks like the ultimate peaceful autumn day.
    The colors are amazing, especially those yellow trees. I have never seen trees that bright yellow before. Maybe because we don't have wilderness around here...
    Really, these pictures are beautiful ~
    that's it darnit, I'm going on a picnic!

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  3. Wow!!! What a beautiful place! Looks like the perfect day for the picnic.

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  4. So lovely. It's pouring rain up here in WA state. I'm a wee bit jealous of that gorgeous light.

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  5. We had a sunny day here and it was warm too...I went for a walk without a coat, such a gift.
    Your picnic among the aspens looks like a relaxing way to spend a day, dining al fresco and birdwatching in the great outdoors.
    Sublime.

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  6. jane - it was. next time?

    sarah - no, not rl. very old pendleton.

    steve - it was spectacular.

    ali - i bet you are since light is your best friend. the last wedding you did was amazing btw.

    leslie - glad you are getting out in the canadian air.

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  7. GORGEOUS! Tres L.L. Bean :)
    It was a stunningly beautiful weekend here too, at last. Too bad I had vile sore throat- Just vitamin D deprived. Hope the sun lasts for awhile.

    PS. Can you really pick out birds from that book? I never can- I just pretend.

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  8. The golden light of those trees around fits you very well my dear!! It looks like you are having a very romantic time..

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  9. Oh the beautiful colours of the trees, lovely photos. We had glorious weather here yesterday and did family bike ride which was lovely but probably not as romantic as your picnic ("Muuuuum, the chain's come off my bike again.....Mummmmm, can I have a snack....Muuuuum, my legs are tired etc etc etc you know the drill!!)xx

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  10. Beautiful pictures !!! from a hapyy fun trip !! enjoy your new week darling...love Ria..

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  11. Janet!!!!!!!!!!! You and L look like teenagers!!! Love these snaps. It's so pretty where you live- don't visit my blog- I've cooked pork chops. You've been warned.

    I like the way your 'do always has Height. xx

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  12. OMG so relaxing...thank you for the virtual get a way!

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  13. slim - thanks, and i can't but he can.

    maria cecilia - it kinda was romantic.

    blighty - also, "when are we getting there?" and immediatlely followed with "this place sucks, when are we going home?"

    ria - thank you and you too.

    ff - thanks for the warning. i love the way you capitalized height.

    connie lou - like you need it there in hawaii!

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  14. Thank you for sharing the ultimate autumn adventure. (Hiking and having a picnic is so much better in the fall!) Lovely photographs.

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  15. Absolutely lovely! I so miss our trips to Colorado to see the aspens turn...

    joan

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  16. That looks like such a nice day! We spent the weekend with wedding party stuff, then cleaning out the flooded basement, but now life is back to normal, so I'm looking forward to NEXT weekend! And after looking at these photos, I'm thinking a picnic at the lake...karin
    p.s You (and he) are SO CUTE!

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  17. Looks glorious to me! What a nice retreat, beauty and birds and good food - and good company.

    xo
    Claudia

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  18. Yes, a picnic! Must do that tomorrow, I think, surprise hubbins and pack my grandmother's classic picnic basket with some tantalizing treats and grab a blanket and just go! We don't have much in the way of aspens (which I adore)but there is some color and the ground is dry enough to sit on :)Great photos--magazine worthy!

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  19. Dear Janet, I do love picnics and what an absolutely wonderful setting you had for yours. Al fresco eating is so special when you have good company, a beautiful view and delicious food. It seems to me that you had everything you needed for the perfect picnic.

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  20. fairfieldhouse - thank you and welcome to the gc.

    joan - colorado and aspens. heaven.

    karin - def do the picnic. relaxing and romantic.

    claudia - thanks, it was so quiet.

    meg - thank you re photos and i want to go w/you.

    edith - there is something special about eating in the forest.

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  21. Happy Monday Janet! These photos are just amazing and you look so chic and comfy there.
    Hugs~
    T

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  22. You make everything look so chic! Lovely!

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  23. Aspens! They're the first trees to turn yellow here--and the sound their leaves make clicking against each other is like windchimes.

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  24. How beautiful! The trees and wilderness looks pretty too:)

    I've never seen such a stylish hiker.

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  25. t -thanks, i was very comfy.

    julie - you are too kind, thanks.

    charlotte - i know, the sound is amazing.

    julie - thanks sweetie.

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  26. lovely imgages janet! i wish i was as stylish as you:)

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  27. What a gorgeously romantic picnic Janet - and how lovely you both are - a cute couple indeed! Fabulous photographs of a great looking place too. x
    p.s. Mr SE sends you special thanks for his comment and for your wishes to him - it has brought quite a spring to his step this week ;-)

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  28. Dear Janet, You have your new boots on, they look more than sensational. Beautiful day, priceless to get in touch with nature always. Hugs, Joyce

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  29. What a beautiful day! The aspens are simply glowing...as are you, as always. xoTrina

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  30. grace - this coming from one of the most stylish women i know!

    sarah - thank you and i just spread the love!

    rosemary - thank you dearest.

    joyce - yes and they were comfortable too.

    trina - thanks miss glowing herself!

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  31. beautiful! enjoying your lovely blog and love the new layout :)

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  32. Jan, You look darling, like Kate and Marilyn at the weekend cabin. xo CW

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  33. desiree - thanks and thanks for noticing.

    cw - wow, what a compliment. thanks you.

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  34. Janet is that you?? Wow- gorgeous! And I love your pictures - the trees look spectacular xx

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  35. Janet - Thank you for this post. I'm sitting here at my desk and feel like I was just transported to your picnic for a moment! How beautiful!

    xoxo
    Melissa

    PS. I love that flannel shirt too! : )

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  36. jennifer - it better be me or else my husband has some explaining to do.

    melissa - hi love, glad you are back from your most excellent wedding/honeymoon. glad i transported you and that pendleton is soooo old but i love it terribly.

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  37. Dear Ms Janet, I am very impressed with your glamourous look on your picnic and the beauty of the Autumnal setting. It is fun looking for birds and zipping through a field guide. I rarely sight the bird whose song I hear but whenever I have, I have been very pleased with myself. Is that cake with your apple and bread? Even on the 10th floor of an apartment building, the outdoors comes to us. My girls called me to come quietly to the windowbox last week and in a little nest were two perfect white pigeon eggs. The pigeon mum came back and gave us a 'what do you think you're looking at' look so we withdrew but hopefully there will be two hungry squabs to peer at through the curtains. The first miner has just come to the surface. I am crying buckets.

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  38. I am absolutely LOVING your new layout. How pretty and clean it looks! It will be so nice seeing your pretty photos jumbo-sized:) The trip looks fabulous. Wish I was there!

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  39. marygrace - thanks for noticing the new layout and you and hubby should go while the short aspen season is here.

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  40. Janet,
    Words couldn't have said it any better. Thank you for sharing this beautiful day with us and you do look marvelous amongst the aspen!

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  41. Gorgeous photos! That golden aura of the trees is breathtaking.

    Oh - the phone: a reproduction from Pottery Barn. Cute story about the rotary!

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  42. bodeci - thank you and yes, words were unnecessary.

    pink rose - thanks and the glow from the leaves was gorgeous.

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  43. 'twas the next best thing to being there! Everything was "right"--the bird guide, binoculars, plaid, food, back packs, faces toward the sun...and God's awesome creation.

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  44. rebecca - thanks for noticing all the details.

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  45. I just wanted to say you are so dang cute!!! : ) I <3 your blog too. : )

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  46. heather - thanks a lot from me and the blog.

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  47. Like a photo shoot for a stylish outdoorsy lifestyle magazine! I too love your new blog look. It's very you.

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