Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Walking Here

If I don't post a comment and share a story for a few days,
I will be walking here and sharing family time there.
You are in my heart and I will be with you soon.
Be prepared for next week I am thinking of a very special give-away.
Hugs sent your way!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tea Time Sunday

Sunday I helped with a special tea time at my church.
It was a delight to share time with the ladies of the church
and send blessings to our pastor's wife and daughters who will soon be moving away.
It was a potluck tea.
What a lovely well balanced gathering of sandwiches and sweets.
The tea and scones were my contribution.
The tea served was Rama Tulsi for the herbal selection
and a Cream Earl Grey for those that didn't mind the caffeine.
Both were enjoyed!

The decorations were flowers.
The younger girls especially loved the candy and peanut jars.

How fun to share in the gift of tea with the women I worship with.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday's Quotes

Photos:  Beauty of the roses in my garden.  The fragrance is intoxicating!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart."
~Helen Keller

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Random Thoughts

 Just as pretty on day five as on the first,
but look at the color change!

 Tapping at the door, this flicker was making quite a racket!
He delighted me as I walked by.
 How I love clay flower pots.
Now what flowers would we put in them?
Maybe pansies or violets to delight the day.
Sweet little faces.
What stories do they tell?
I think she is saying I dare you to kiss me!

Some days are just like this, to delight in the little things
and let our minds wander and rest.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ritual of Living

 My WuWo preparation for the Tea Ceremony.
At the end of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Each of the above indicates to me a form of ritual.
A pleasant ritual and ones I have participated in.
Churches also have rituals.
My Quaker church was formed as a protest in England
toward the rituals of the Anglican church many years ago.
Yet there is still a ritual in worship.

Often I avoid getting dressed in the morning much too long, as
I don't want to face the ritual of my day.
Yes, days do come and go, but there is ritual to the way
we start the day and move through it.
I like making my bed, laying out my clothes, showering,
then dressing before I begin work around the house or an adventure
to the market.

Do you ever think when you are walking through your daily ritual
that you would like to shake things up a bit?
Do things differently?
Or is it just me that thinks this way?

Part of why I like going on holiday is that it is a break in the ritual of living.
What do you do to break things up a bit?  Make life a surprise?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tea Time - A Bouquet Just for You!

The roses just shine in the garden now.
Tea time requires a special cup with flowers just for you and me.
Won't you join me in a cup of tea?
What will it be?
Maybe something to add a touch of sunshine or a floral sweetness to the day.
For me it will be a special oolong, Oriental Beauty, bitten by a bug
to add the touch of flowers to my cup.

The cup I am using, a gift from a friend, is Fern Posy, Royal Stafford,
Made in England.  I believe I have shared before, but don't they just
look perfect for a day celebrating the garden and delights of a floral tea?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday's Quotes

I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after,
and changed my ideas:  they've gone through and through me, like wine through water,
and altered the color of my mind.
~Emily Bronte