The Hydrangeas are still blooming like crazy!
There is so much produce ripening around here, I decided to include some in my post this week. I feel like I am living in a garden of fruit and vegetables because my house is situated in the middle of an orchard, small vineyard, vegetable garden, and flower beds. They have me surrounded!
I can imagine how wonderful it must have been in the Garden of Eden...can you imagine? Every kind of fruit tree, and all the flowers you could ever want! Everything growing without hindrance, without weeds!
"The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:12
These apples are growing in a tree that is estimated to be around fifty years old. It was here when we moved in. Every year a few fall to the ground before they are completely ripe. It attracts the deer, squirrels, raccoons, and birds. I even saw a Jack Rabbit eating one the other day.
The table was set for tea on the deck where the Red Flame grapes grow on the railing. It is covered with a grape pattern table cloth. I'm sorry the light was not very good for pictures today:(
The teapot I'm using has a cluster of fruit painted on both sides and the plates are also decorated with fruit.
None of these things have the same pattern but they are all "fruity."
The other thing the two above have in common is that they were both "treasures" I picked up at a second-hand store. I like to pop in once a week and take a peek around. I never know what I will find. This week I found a friend! She was doing the same thing. I'm happy to say, she was not looking for china:)
This cup was acquired some time ago. It has different fruit on each side.
Butterfly Bush flowers were picked for the table. They smell very sweet, but their shelf life is short. The pink ones below didn't even make it into the vase with the purple ones before they bowed their heads.
I had to fight the butterflies and bees for them!
My granddaughter helped me make cupcakes for her Mom's birthday; there were a few left over to enjoy with tea today.
She is wearing my gardening hat. I think she looks lovely.
(Like little Orphan Annie)
Thank you for stopping by and joining me on the back deck. I hope to have tea in the vineyard soon...when the weather permits. Hope you can join me there.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23