The Urge to Picnic

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Who can resist,

at this time of year,

the growing urge

to go for a picnic?

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The artist Thomas Cole depicted "The Picnic" prior to 1860.

"A picnic is a meal taken outdoors (al fresco) as part of an excursion – ideally in scenic surroundings, such as a park, lakeside, or other place affording an interesting view, or else in conjunction with a public event such as preceding an open-air theatre performance[1], and usually in summer.

Picnics are usually meant for the late mornings or midday breakfasts, but could also be held as a luncheonette or a dinner event. Descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors was essential to a picnic from the early 19th century.[2]

Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people or a large get together such as company picnics and church picnics. It is also sometimes combined with a cookout, usually a form of barbecue; either grilling (griddling, gridironing, or charbroiling), braising (by combining a charbroil or gridiron grill with a broth-filled pot), baking, or a combination of all of the above.

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A picnic party assembling in Columbus, Ohio, c. 1950

On romantic and family picnics, a picnic basket and a blanket (to sit or recline on) are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics. In established public parks, a picnic area generally includes picnic tables and possibly other items related to eating outdoors, such as built-in grills, water faucets, garbage containers, and restrooms.

Some picnics are a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share. When the picnic is not also a cookout, the food eaten is rarely hot, instead taking the form of deli sandwiches, finger food, fresh fruit, salad, cold meats and accompanied by chilled wine or champagne or soft drinks."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picnic

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Well, here's a couple

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of my favorite places

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to picnic!

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How about showing me one of yours?

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  • first two images are from the wiki article cited
  • other photos are from ones that @twiceuponatime left behind

ouzo and out,
@onceuponatime

May the Good Lord grant you relief from any mosquitoes, black flies, noseeums and bears on all your picnics!

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Awesome languorous summer mood you spread with this picnic cheer. I love picnics. We used to go for innumerable picnic and treks in the himalayan foothills. But it has been ages since I went home. You brought the memories flooding back, @onceuponatime
Delhi heat pushes you indoors. :(

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On my occasional mandatory trips to Delhi in the summer months I couldn't wait to get back to the Kulu Valley. The heat in Delhi was oppressive beyond endurance :-)

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I totally agree. Beyond endurance it is.
Water(swimming) and Air conditioning is the only respite here.
Lucky you that you only had to come here for occasional visits and your main stay was in Kulu Valley :)

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I have not a favorite place for picnic, maybe because since I was a child I use to walk in the forests close to home to search mushrooms with my parents and we use to take a break to eat (usually bread and salama or something similar ^_^). I would to have a romantic picnic with Paolo, but before I have to persuade him to walk in the forest for a bit :D

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Tell him about the great food and bottle of wine you have planned for him if he goes with you on a forest picnic. That should do the trick :-)

We love to eat outdoors. Our favorite way to picnic is on the water!

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No ants out here!

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Probably no mosquitoes out there either!!!

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Exactly, at least till sundown, then they still find us!

I couldn't resist this one! My closest spot, walking distance, heading to the market along the beach at weekends. I might do this right now in fact. This unfeasibly beautiful lady will make you a tasty local salad, just a little spicey (or NOT, "MAI PHET"), on request, and packed with nutrients:

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Then you can grab a paper plate of BBQ king prawns from these guys ...
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Pull a cold beer from another vendor or 7-11, find a spot and picnic away .. (Market above is under the trees along beach in this photo, I've headed up the fishing dock ...
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Location: Almost any seaside town or fishing village in Southeast Asia :)

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Yes, if to picnic is your aim, it can occur almost anywhere :-)

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#Sundays are the best :)

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You have a picnic at church?

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No religious reference, just a mandatory day of rest and a good day for such things! More likely to be a Buddhist temple around here, which may well involve food, nowhere are you safe from picnic supplies here in Thailand.

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this was taking by my brother at a picnic last year. I was busy at work, I couldn't attend.

I was so mad with myself when I saw the pictures of the event, it was such a lovely gathering...

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Yes, it looks like you missed out on having fun with some pretty girls!

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Absolutely , I wouldn't miss it it for anything this time around..... thanks bud

Well picnics are nicest in quiet and serene places really, like where there are green plants all over really, that nice little flowing underwater where you are, is certainly amazing.

Here, is a gentleman place where there's serenity and all,

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And here, on the table, we're having chicken

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Fried chicken makes for a really great picnic!

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You can imagine, I and sweetheart thought you should see this 😀😀😀😀

There is nothing to be compared with people gathering and having a wonderful meal together just like a occasions like birthday and others.

May the Good Lord grant you relief from any mosquitoes, black flies, noseeums and bears on all your picnics!

Well, that depends on the environment the picnic is scheduled to take place, though flies will always do there job but they had no parent and have to eat lol .

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Do you feel the same about mosquitos (that they have to eat)? If so, better your blood than mine :-)

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They feed on human just like we feed on plant and some animals. Though, I don't like being bite by giant mosquitos,lol. Because of chronic malaria.

I like pic nic too, usually i prepare some simple and fresh meal like a salad ( with tomatoes, cheese and fruits) or rice with mayo or Caprese salad (tomatoes and mozzarella) and i bring my pic nic bag in the woods close to my place where you can find a lot of good picnic places!

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What, no wine?

Its true, picnic is another part of our live. We need to change our mind, if you go different places our mind will be changed and refreshed. Everyone have to do this. Nice to see your enjoyment, really its beautiful environment for picnic, you are looking out standing in your photography, thanks to share, have a nice day.

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That looks like quite a picnic. Were you there?

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No,no I'm not here ,I'm so beautiful, it's a Asian picnic, just given an idea.

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This looks like a full meal!!!

Months ago I do not know what it is to be present at a picnic. The atmosphere I think is the main thing, a quiet and fresh place, with good company, then the good homemade food in large quantities and then it is just a matter of enjoying the day.

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That might be the meaning of life (enjoying the day). LoL

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It an office picnic, just yesterday I snapped it before the get together between the managers started the meeting, not even know it's gonna be useful for your reply today
😂 😂 😂

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I don't think that indoor meals should really count as a true picnic :-)

Picnics are one part of our lives, where we can experience the beauty of nature and thereby eliminate a burden on our lives.

And we can enjoy the various characteristics of food from a place

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@onceuponatime,
At the moment, Picnics are absolutely not a good idea to my country people. There are running rains ~(How could I explain this sudden rains?)~~ which can blast this lovely and wonderful moment in few seconds!
Better you travel to Sri Lanka in next winter time! We can have a picnic of course!

Cheers~

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A winter picnic would be very strange for me! I must try it :-)

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@onceuponatime,
Ops you get it wrong! There are no winter season in my country! So you can have a picnic here lol :D

Cheers~

It was last year we haven't gone to a picnic and the last time was at the beach with the ''cook out'' idea. Unfortunately I don' thave the photos on this pc but here is a link to take an idea of the place called Ag. Eleousa at Samos island.
http://my-samos.blogspot.com/2016/11/blog-post_55.html
I guess the BBQ meetings is some kind of "cook out" picnics evolution..

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Seems that they get some beautiful sunsets there!

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Sea and sunset is always a success !

I love to picnic in a beautiful green park near my home that is also by the wlake....a paradise !
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Beautiful place for a picnic!

Picnics were really fun and most treasured. It strengthens bonding and improving good relationship. I had here for share This happened last week, having picnic with my family in the park, we bring food cooked by my wife and my kids enjoy biking, running at the plaza but sad thing happen while having fun time and great bonding with the family, we lost our helmet, someone stole it away we only discovered it when we're at the parking lot and found out the helmet was lost.

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Thanks for the share, you have a very nice favorite picnic place. God bless

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Yes, children LOVE picnics!
(Sorry to hear about losing your helmet)

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Yeah, that's why I always wanted to have this kind of family bonding once a week especially during my day off, it's okay about the helmet, we'll by new one soon if had some budget.. Thanks

There is no chance for a picnic this month! It rains almost everyday. The weather is very hot and humid with mosquitoes!! So, I have my picnic on the train! It’s air conditioned and very comfortable!!

I am afraid you have mistaken the lamp post for a beautiful girl in your photo!!
I would love to have a picnic by a waterfall so I could cool my drink in the cold water and take a dip after my picnic lunch.

Enjoy life to the full everyday!

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"I am afraid you have mistaken the lamp post for a beautiful girl in your photo!!"

At least I'm not wearing a lamp shade on my head :-)
I'm sorry to hear that you have so much rain, but then a picnic in a train sounds interesting!

Lobsters with a side of corn (masked by wrapping paper) on the grill for an afternoon picnic is heavenly.

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Yes it is!!!!

No bears here but I went for a walk today and after awhile felt the need to walk back to the car to get the mosquito repellent and apply.

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I prefer bears to mosquitoes!!!

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I cannot bear mosquitoes :-)

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They like you :-)

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They like my lady more. I heard there this theory about blood type and colour of clothes you're wearing

Soon as it gets a little warmer here in Switzerland I'll send you a pic of my favourite spot👍🏾😎

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Oh my, it is still not warm enough for a picnic where you are! So bad, so sad :-)

I'm going to be annoying and send you to a post where I ADORE to have picnics! It's very artistic and rustic at the same time!
Check it out if you have time ;)
https://steemit.com/photography/@sandrina.life/the-wooden-house-and-the-garden-photo-gallery-9

The veranda of my wooden house where I can look at the sea and feel the breeze is the best place for picnics! Guaranteed.
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I always look for the guarantee :-)

I don't really do picnics.. but I do go and sit at the park in the sun and write.. a lot!

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Next time take a chocolate bar with you and call it a picnic :-)

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If that counts, I have done it! :D

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I just knew there was a pic-nicker somewhere deep inside of you :-)

Hahaha. No one I guess.
Who can turn a picnic let alone this time of the year ?
We are planning to leave for a camp with friends, come on mate come join us. @onceuponatime @twiceuponatime

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Have you seen @twiceuponatime? Let me know if he accepts your invitation.

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Not lately no.
Where has he been ?
I hope he's good.
You are invited though.

Wow what a wonderful place to go on picnic, you are killing it my boy.
upvoted and resteemed.

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Now I am your "boy"? wtf :-)

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your fitness shout that you are boy ;)
That's why i said, you are fit then me.

Amazing picture, the environment looks great and with mixture of beautiful lights
and add on effect of this picture is natural views.
and it makes an eye catching effect and i hope that you really enjoyed this beautiful environment. Thanks for sharing and wishing you an great day.
Stay blessed. ??

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No photo of your favorite place for a picnic?

Picnic is the perfect excuse to share time in family and enjoy with nature :). Regards

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So cool! Enjoy and have fun, sir!

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Yes, I have already seen that photo. How about one of yours?

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Very impressive!

I have not had time to picnic still Ramadan.

@onceuponatime
Wow ! extraordinary photography.what great natural view dear. very creative art aslo/
AND Beautiful pictures thank you..Greets
as a photographer i can say this is very good work!

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You are just showing off your good taste :-)

When can i get a chance to go on picnic with you in your favorite place sir?

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Maybe I should hold a lottery?

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no man holding sbd's would do the trick ;)

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Are they going in the boat for a picnic?

I remember picnic as one of the most enjoyable hobby before with friends and family. I hope those days are not gone because it surely feels awesome even now that I'm just remembering it.

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It is very good to have sweet memories!

Well, it's the holly month of the Muslims ( Ramadan) right after the Ramadan I am playing to visit the mountaineer areas of my country, to spend some wonderful time there with my family members. We have planed to play cricket matches there and yes we are going to buy cards and chess as well.

Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics.

Well, thanks lot for the wishes to avoid from flies and mosquitoes ;)

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Picnics in the mountains are great!

wow man you are looking handsome ...give me some tips please

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Gin and tonic.

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thanks for you tip@onceuponatime

"May the Good Lord grant you relief from any mosquitoes, black flies, noseeums and bears on all your picnics!" Amen. Lol😁
I like picnics! But it has been long I last had one. Am also looking forward to have another one, lol.
More inspiration and Motivations @onceuponatime this really made my day. #lookingforwardtomynextpicnic.

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Amen.....

Picnics are the best, always looking forward to having one. The view in the last picture look awesome. Stay blessed.

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I'll keep trying!

A picnic or small trip always fill your heart mind and soul with new energies.

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That's right!

Beautiful scenery and very pampering the eyes. Happy picnic and stay primed, sir. Regards!

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"Stay primed" - what great advice :-)

Picnic is awesome feeling no matter with whom you goes.

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I know a few people I wouldn't want to go on a picnic with!!!

my favorite place is Simos beach, Elafonisos! :)

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For picnics?

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yes next to the sea...I do many times!! it has fun! :)

Such a tremendous place you arrived picnic @onceuponatime. I'll go Seychelles for my picnic. I saw powerful expression from your face :D

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I'll bet some of the world's best picnics could happen in Seychelles!

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The perfect place for picnic.If you go there once you will never forget about it!!!
Of course Greece,Loutraki!!!

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The photo does not look like Loutraki!

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It is my secret place :)..20 min .away.It is very difficult to get there ,you need 4x4 or boat.Tell me if you can recognize this place.

Picnics are great, who can resist them!

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Haha I know, it's impossible! I still remember a picnic I had with my parents, my uncles and my cousins in Pontikonisi near Corfu! It was sooo great! Too bad I don't have a picture to share!

Congratulations @onceuponatime!
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Now don't you wish that you had more photos from your picnics?

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I do!

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I knew I would feel so too, later on if I dint. By the time I realise its value that moment will be long gone, that is why I bought my first camera a few months back to preserve each and every memory I would miss.

Doing a picnic is great fun can also make our feelings become calm, picnic to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with the family and accompanying people clearly bring joy and fun.
Like @onceuponatime

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I agree. Picnics are very therapeutic.

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There is a place in China called Mount Huashan, it is a dangerous hike to get to the top but there is a temple on top where they serve green tea, would love to have a picnic at the top after achieving the climb.

Would be a great feeling of accomplishment!

Greets photographer i can say this is very good work....

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You say probably say that to all the bloggers :-)

This is one of the best time out one can have with his or her family. Looking at it that we spend most of our time making ends needs to take good care of them. So we should always find out time to wine together.

Wow great view on picnic @onceuponatime
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So, he is not back yet? I think he wants more. Search his room sir if he left a journal behind, because i would love you to go with him to your favourite place, for picnic.

Πολυ καλη δουλεια , Ποσο μου εχει λειψει αυτο Το... Picnik!!
Σκεφτομαι μια φορα το Μηνα να το κανω, θα με ηρεμισει απολαμβανοντας τη Φυση!!

Friend, enjoy the journey. And Photography is good. 1860 has been told about.

Picnics are by and large on all people to-do list for the summer season and the cool fall season. Not simplest are they great approaches to relax and enjoy the manufacturer of loved ones and neighbors,are also an possibility to indulge on your favorite snacks. Listed here are some popular prices about picnics to go with the season.

Wow picnic , i like picnic .

Your all photography is nice .

Thanks for sharing @onceuponatime

Upvote you ...

woww happy picnic with dear ones @onceuponatime

Awesome blog post from you sir.

i really love him...

Wow ! Excellent photography. You are really creative photographer. Please stay with photography. how the beautiful natural view is! Very color full also. this is awesome place too good to traveler.

What an eye touching photography you shared @onceuponatime these are like my heart favorite place. Of course Nature has provided us with so many varieties. we need to enjoy and the beauty of such nature bring us such joy with their incredible colors and. We all love this place and appreciate their incredible beauty. thanks for share.

It is a very important thing for man
Really very special article

I realy like picninc. Theae are the happier moment when you go on picnic. In 1st photo of your post, the os so amzing and full of talent. You all pics are in blog are at cool places where i always wants to go. You post about picnic is a great idea for holiday. Never miss picnic on holiday

Beautiful place !!!!
Many times we lived in a place for a long time but many times we did not ask, was that there? I did not know! and you realize that there are very beautiful places, that sometimes by being in the routine or lack of time we can not appreciate them and enjoy them

Wow Very very beautiful photography and great work. thanks for sharing.
Thanks @onceuponatime. sir
Have a great day

Pretty cool urge to visit picnic well its the time to spent and have fun :D

@onceuponatime, You were rocking with handsome looking. Also you increase my jealous. How you find both places to picnic?

This is an awesome photography. Its really amazing photo and also creative art. I really impressed your photography. @onceuponatime your every post are awesome really great. Thanks for share.

So coolest location you sitting down feel cool winds. What a naturalize view @onceuponatime. I'd like stay there using wine $ BBQ. What about yours?

No one no one could resist :p I want to go to swiz eland for picnic.

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It is a really beautiful place for a picnic. It really is a very nice custom that allows us to share with our natural environment in one of the most sacred moments of life. At least, that's how I think. for the next one, I accept invitations hahaha !!

I love Picnic

beateful place

I'm ready for go under the hell boat picnic with you for panic @onceuponatime. Can you attend with me? Outstanding scenery image giving some idea to me you prefer to it.

i remembered my childhood by seeing the post...

I am a huge fan of picnics sir.

the place is so amazing and very beautiful, I love to see it. thank has shared

Nature will continue to teach us about all goodness, trees, branches and roots are a source of subjects that will never run out for the study, but sometimes we, humans who are always naive and forget nature, even some others with a deliberate and without guilt continue to destroy nature and everything in it, thank you, I am inspired with the articles and pictures from you

Picnic is my greatest fantasy in my childhood sir.

I have a small business for PR & Design and sometimes, after work, we go outside in the park near by and play something related to badminton. We always take a blanket with us and something to drink. :D