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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Le Déjeuner sur le Sly

Yesterday I made reference to a "secret picnic." S. invited a few friends to help perpetuate her tradition of a "trespasser's picnic," where you have your lunch in an idyllic spot that's somehow...off-limits.

Of course your purpose is benign. You have no wish to intrude. You simply know of a spot. No one's using it, it's perfect, and shouldn't someone have a picnic there?

When you leave, you take with you every bit of what you brought. "Pack out what you pack in," as they say, and no one will ever know you were there.

23 comments:

Dina said...

Private Property signs are only a suggestion.
Good onya.

Shell Sherree said...

Oh, how naughty! Were electrified fences involved?

Petrea said...

Ha, Dina, I suppose that's semi-true, although I have no interest in picnicking at, say, a power plant...

No fences at all, Shell! Just a lovely spot no one was using.

altadenahiker said...

You solved the mystery of the toes. Must have been Chuck's.

Margaret said...

I think it is a marvelous tradition.

maria said...

oh you crazy kids.
i love it!

Susan C said...

What a lovely photo framed with the live oak and ivy. I may even steal it for my own blog.

Petrea said...

Go for it, Susan.

Cindy said...

Your title made me laugh out loud! :) Thanks for the giggle this morning!

USelaine said...

Looks like a scene where the guys should be reclining nudes among the clothed women.

Or something like that.

BTW, my "empty"-adjacent post was scheduled, but didn't post in time. *sigh*

Jean Spitzer said...

Lovely . . . the trespassers found a fine picnic area. It does look like it would make one of those impressionist paintings.

Petrea said...

Of course we talked about Manet, but none of us wanted to see each other naked.

Susan Manning said...

Sometimes it's enough to know that you COULD have been naked there if you wanted...

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

No one told me my tag was hanging out in the back. Of course, that would never be a problem in the nude.

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

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Alexa said...

If I found a nice-looking bunch of folks like this picnicking on my private property, I'd . . . ask if I could join them!

Katie said...

De-lightful! You should make this a habit. And post the results. And post what you ate!

Ms M said...

I agree with Katie. Tell us about the food and what you did :)

Laurie said...

Oh, that looks like you guys had fun!

-K- said...

What a nice scene.

Petrea said...

As for the lunch ingredients, I believe that'll show up on another blog soon. I'll link you.

And Miss H, are you sure it's your tag? I thought it was the sun glowing on a leaf.

JM said...

Beautiful composition! Somehow similar to a fairy tail movie frame.

Clifford Beshers said...

No one will ever know you were there...

Unless you take a photo showing the spot and everyone's face and post it on the internet...