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

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?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Through the Eyes of a Child

Through the eyes of a child, a cheetah becomes a "cat",
an elephant says, "arghhhh" and raises his trunk,
a bear says "roarrrrrrrr",
and a monkey goes "e-e-e" and scratches his side.
Through the eyes of a child,
we see life with new eyes and delight.

Do you give yourself opportunity to see with new eyes and delight?
Notice what you notice and be delighted!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Whimsy and Posies

Real flowers in a sifter makes me smile.
Fake flowers growing out of a toaster just silly.

I know not particularly inspired, but just a smile is good.
A dear family friend passed away a few days ago.
He loved old toasters and toast.
He also had the most funny sense of humor,
the kind that you just wanted to call friend.
One time he even posed for his Christmas card in a gorilla costume next to his wife,
who was dressed normally.  When I saw that card I knew I wanted to be his friend.
So for today this toaster is for him, a toaster with plastic flowers.

Take time to notice what you notice and see the silly side of life,
the side that makes you smile or laugh.