Thursday, 4 August 2011

Afternoon in the Park.

Yesterday afternoon I was looking after my little grandson, Charlie.  It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was hot.L'boroPkb I decided we'd go to the park.  We had been in the play area for a while then wandered over to the bowling greens.  There were several games in play.  We parked up on a bench.  I remembered that, many moons ago, my wonderful parents in law would go and watch the bowling on a sunny afternoon.  I think  now I see the attraction.  It's such a tranquil game and the people, mainly retired, with all the time in the world on their hands are only too happy to stop and chat.L'boroPk2Charlie found a little playmate, a little girl who was there with her grandparents.  They ran around quite happily together and I was very happy to sit and watch and soak up a few rays.  Did I say it was hot?L'boroPkThis cottage garden border was absolutely glorious.   I'd love a cottage garden, but then who wouldn't?  Actually I'd also love a cottage, maybe down in Devon somewhere, yep that would be very nice!

All in all it was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, a summertime simple pleasure for certain.

I'm joining Dayle at this week's Simple Pleasures party.


I used Lynn Grieveson's Worn Photo Edges to give the photos an aged look.  Edited in Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.


Debbie said...

Oh Kathleen, that is just so beautiful! I would have wanted to stay all afternoon. To enjoy it with family and see your little grandson enjoy it makes it a simple adventure.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A lovely day out! I love the cottage garden border too.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

the flowers are beautiful and your day so peaceful

Gayle said...

The cottage garden is very inspiring and I need it today. I have been on my knees weeding for hours and hours. Thanks for stopping by Behind the Gate and leaving me a note!

Dayle said...

What a wonderful place.

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Sounds like a lovely relaxing day, Kathleen!
I love cottages and cottage gardens too.
bless you..Trish

Barb said...

Hi Kathleen,
What a lovely day to share with your grandson. The flowers are beautiful.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Kathleen,
what a lovely simple pleasure.
Always fun being with those we love and on a beautiful day with all those beautiful flowers............
a treasure for sure!

Blessings, Nellie

Karen said...

Lovely day in the park! The flowers are no doubt beautiful, and yes a cottage in my later years would do me just fine!

Southern Gal said...

What a lovely way to spend the day! I see from your header and your previous post that you do love the beach, too! We're kindred spirits.

I noticed in your sidebar two pictures of your Uncle Tom's cottage. There's a new blog called Dear Photograph where you take a picutre of a picture of the past in the present. You need to submit one of that cottage.

Kay K said...

A beautiful afternoon with some beautiful pictures to recall