Friday, May 2, 2014

A night on the beach


One evening last week, we packed up our plates, forks, cups and our dinner and headed to a "secret" little beach down the road to celebrate the success of our crowdfunding with our partners in crime business and take a moment to just be outside.

It was a chilly evening, but they often are in the PNW, so we wore our sweaters and down coats and wrapped ourselves in blankets.  As the dusk fell we drank dandelion wine, picturing the "sunshine in a bottle" the label promised, ate fresh garden treats and Island meats and talked about native forests, old myths and new ideas.

We felt spring keenly though even through the cold; the little creek running by our side, the spiky taste of new chives and rucola.





A friend came in from the water, slinking around like they do, staring at our feast, but opting for their customary dinner of urchins and clams and little crabs instead.

The first picnic on the beach of the season, a full week before May Day, puffy coats sweaters and all...

10 comments:

  1. There is happiness oozing out of these pictures. I want to leap in and be a third wheel, and drink your dandelion wine and have a bite of that scrumptious looking salad roll.

    Humongous congrats on the success of your guys' campaign! What an incredible journey.

    Megan

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  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate your new path in life! Congrats on the new business venture, new partnership, and on all the good things in your lives! xx

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  3. Oh, I LOVE this. :) Makes the heart happy.

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  4. oh my! seriously "lovely" post milla! congratulations to you all :)

    those spring rolls look really good!

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  5. Congratulations :) Happy (chilly) day. I think I'm long overdue for a beach picnic.

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  6. What a lovely picnic! Rocky beaches are my favorite. And congrats on the crowdfunding!

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  7. Beautiful place, beautiful meal, beautiful gal!

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  8. This seems wonderful and reminds me so much of our time on Vancouver Island. We used to take our dinners to the beach weekly in Summer while we where there. That photo of you, with the pebbles and the driftwood logs, especially takes me back - it's like you're sitting on that same beach we did.

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  9. Sounds really nice, a great way to celebrate! I love picnicking outdoors, I would do it solo myself when I went hiking. What's in those little rice wraps? They look super tasty!

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