Regular readers will know, we hope, that we don't overemphasise the food aspect of our trips to the bush but perhaps the picnic at Mathinna falls was worth mentioning.
From only ones person's memory there were at least:
- gluten free, vegan cup cakes,
- smoked salmon,
- four different kinds of cheese,
- Russian salad,
- green salad from one participants own garden,
- at least two different loaves of bread,
- smoked oysters,
- boiled eggs,
- home made quiche,
and no doubt lots more I've forgotten.
The cupcakes were pressed into service as birthday cakes as one of our number was born on that day. Of course, the traditional devotional hymn 'Happy Birthday' was sung.
Now is he struck dumb with the beauty of the All-Glorious; again is he wearied out with his own life. How many a mystic tree hath this whirlwind of wonderment snatched by the roots, how many a soul hath it exhausted. For in this Valley the traveler is flung into confusion, albeit, in the eye of him who hath attained, such marvels are esteemed and well beloved. At every moment he beholdeth a wondrous world, a new creation, and goeth from astonishment to astonishment, and is lost in awe at the works of the Lord of Oneness. (Baha'u'llah)