Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Reminiscent and Spring time Celebration




Easter is always a time for flowers and I couldn't resist tucking them in the egg cups
with a larger bouquet in the center.
The lilacs are just beginning to bloom a deep rose.
The dogwoods are a beautiful pink.
And oh those sweet smiling faces of pansies sitting about.
What would Easter be without the semblance of chocolate bunnies and other animals,
though ours were only for looks as there was no chocolate here.
Tea time brought sugar cookies with violets from the garden,
dates stuffed with the best ever pecans,
carrot cupcakes, and lemon madeleine's too.
Tea served was a high mountain oolong, which paired so well with the sweets.
For those not drinking caffeine there was a love Tulsi tea.

When Easter comes for me it is also a time to celebrate Springtime.
A time to open the cocoon and spread my wings outdoors.
Happy Springtime and Earth Day too, dear friends.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday's Quotes



The woman who follows the crowd
will usually go no further than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone is likely to
find herself in places no one has ever
been before.”

- Albert Einstein.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter, A Time of Celebration

It's Easter time in the city,
it's Easter time all about.
A time for celebration.
New life, new birth, new growth is here.
So celebrate today,
find an egg or two
For it's Easter time 
Rejoice,
Shout,
and Sing
Hallelujah!

Happy Easter and Happy Weekend, dear friends!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grey Skies





In my part of the world, Oregon, April is often grey skies and drippy wet.
Today is one of those days.
So out come the flowers and a candle is lit to chase the grey away.
A lovely aged puerh tea is being sipped.
 
This week on another slightly drippy day I took a walk in a friends garden.
She has planned the garden to attract wildlife and we weren't disappointed.
In the quiet of the garden a hummingbird visited us.
It took a drink of delight and then oh to soon was gone.
I just know if I was a hummingbird or butterfly this garden would be my delight.
As it was, it did my heart well to walk with a friend in her garden.

What do you do on a grey sky, drippy day to lift your spirits?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Springtime and Oolong Tea

A sweet friend from Taiwan recently sent me two oolong teas.
What a special treat for springtime.
Thanks so much, Sharon!
It just seems that flowers and a beautiful floral oolong go hand in hand.
Today I am sipping tea from Taiwan and enjoying the dogwood trees
blooming outside my window.

What is in your cup on this springtime day?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some one came Knocking

From the quote last week, someone yelled and I went running.
Sorry I was gone, but now I am here.

Some one came knocking
At my wee, small door;
Some one came knocking,
I'm sure - sure - sure;
I listened, I opened,
I looked to left and right,
But nought there was a -stirring
In the still dark night;
Only the busy beetle
Tap-tapping in the wall,
Only from the forest
The screech-owl's call,
Only the cricket whistling
While the dewdrops fall,
So I know not who came knocking,
At all, at all, at all.
~Walter de la Mare
From Silver Pennies by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1940)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Quotes

Angel came down
From heaven yesterday,
Stayed with me just long enough
for afternoon tea.
And she told me a story yesterday;
About the sweet love
Between the moon and the deep blue sea.
~Jimi Hendrix

Have you noticed that moon?
It shines full for you and me.