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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sunshiny Morning




Sunshiny mornings always make me sing.
Good morning, sunshine!
You shine just for me.
It shines for you.
Oh, the greeting of the morning sun just makes me smile.
Does your heart just jump for JOY when you are greeted by the sun?
Tea in the garden, what could be better especially sitting in the morning sun.

Vintage breakfast set is Royal Winton, Grimivades, Made in England
"Lynton"

My garden sitting in the sunshine this very morning.
It just makes me smile!

Happy weekend, dear friends!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cherry Blossom Time



When the sun shines
and the cherry blossoms enchant
I feel the need to sit under the snow
of blossom petals 
and sip tea.
My first tea time outdoors for 2014
was under the blanket of cherry blossoms.
Come join me and celebrate sunshine
and being outdoors.
It is truly a blessing of springtime.

Are you celebrating outdoors?
What delights are you finding?