Today I'm having tea outside on the back deck. It's so nice to be outside again. I love the warm days. I don't get to "sit" outside as much as I used to now that I'm watching two of my grandchildren. Now I am "running" when outside...after a two year old! But still, it's good to be outside!
One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit available where I live.
With my tea I'm having some fresh peaches and nectarines with blackberries.
I pulled all the snapdragons out of my wine barrels today, they were looking spent. I had just enough flowers to enjoy them with tea and I added a couple of my blooming hydrangeas.
The teacup I'm using has gold trim and bright pink, yellow, and white flowers. It says
"Bone China Made in England"
on the bottom. I don't know who the manufacturer is. I chose it for its bright colors, they fit my mood today and the colors go with the flowers in my tea kettle vase.
I am also enjoying one of Karla Dornacher's books,
"Savor This Moment"
Each of her books is a collection of her art work and each page is hand written. She has a country, with a bit of Victorian, flair. You can get them on Amazon, (see side bar) new or used. I have picked up several "used" and they are always in excellent condition...for just a few cents, plus shipping.
I like sitting outside with a cup of tea and going through one of her books...a visual delight!
Here is one of her poems from the book ~
An attitude of gratitude
will chase the blues away.
Consider all God's given you
and let Him hear you say ~
Thank you, Father, for this moment,
open my eyes that I may see,
forgive me for all I take for granted ~
your love and blessings
that flow free.
Thank you for joining me for tea on the deck!