Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 3/10: Outdoor Dining

July 3/10: Outdoor Dining, originally uploaded by susanvg.

"Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity."
Frank Lloyd Wright

Dinner in a lovely garden with flowers artfully arranged on tables, good food, good company, beautiful surroundings. A picture perfect way to spend an evening - at my neighbour's. A beautifully set table, some chilled wine added to the mix.

What is it about eating outside that makes a meal feel different? Gentle breezes made a hot evening comfortable. The sounds of birds added atmosphere. Conversation wended through travel plans, past voyages - gentle topics to complement the summer evening. As the sky faded, candlelight added a warm glow. Outdoor dining - the world slows down just for a while.


  1. What a beautiful way to spend an evening. Perfect.

  2. This is lovely, and much more elegant than we usually enjoy here! Well done!

  3. A pretty setting for a dinner party!

  4. This picture looks very inviting! I also think that anything - food or drink - tastes so much better out in the open. Is it something chemical, or just a feeling?