Wednesday, July 31, 2013
From the archives, here are some exemplary snaps of classic summer picnics. What could be better than an impromptu, en plein meal in the trees, next to water or on the patio of a tent trailer. When Tom packs for a picnic, he prefers to bring along real plates, flatwear and glasses. Lynn has been shopping for Made in USA picnic supplies that add a little kick to the spread. Her recent finds include compostable wooden spoons, paper drinking straws and of course, canvas throws. Since I'm spending so many outdoor hours on my bicycle, I prefer to picnic indoors, via my screen surrogate, Doris Day, and her Sleep-Tite pajama factory colleagues. The Fosse choreographed, Once a Year Day picnic, perfectly encapsulates all the wild glee, group dancing, aspirational color blocking and mass mayhem of a first rate American picnic. A future post will address the lost of art of picnic blanket tossing.