Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Salute to Spring

In the early morning hour I lifted a salute to spring
with a cup of Dong Ding Oolong from Floating Leaves in Seattle.
The cherry blossoms were blooming in the Japanese Memorial
along the Willamette River.
You see the Steele Bridge in the background.
Oh a good cup of tea outdoors is pure delight.
The petals of the cherry tree gently floated to the ground
while a petal or two landed in my tea,
I sipped.
It's funny, but usually I like a floral oolong from Taiwan.
Recently the more smoky oolongs have enticed me.
So this wonderful Dong Ding Traditional Oolong
was a perfect way to salute spring in the outdoors.

Turning in the opposite direction there are more
blossoms and the Burnside Bridge.
The blossoms and tea time did sing to my heart
in the early morning hour.


Sylvia said...

Beautiful, so happy to see Spring finally stay with us. We've been having temps in the 80's.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn! These are great pictures. And a great way to enjoy tea. So nice to have a visit from you! We are having just a few very welcome showers over the next couple of days. Sending sunshine your way!

La Tea Dah said...

How beautiful! A lovely post. So nice to see the cherry trees in bloom --- and to see photos of a favorite part of the city.

Jeanie said...

Those blossoms are exquisite! I hope they stay a very long time and give you a long and long-awaited spring! Pefection.

Steph said...

Yes, breathtaking!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh to see those Cherry blossom trees - beautiful!
The tea sounds good too, I love the name Ding Dong Oolong!

Tracy said...

Super imagine, Marilyn... the delicate tea pairs so lovely with the mist of blooms ont the trees in the early mornign light... BLISS! :) What a great name for that tea--haha... I usually prefer a floral Oolong too, but I'd try anything tea! ((HUGS))

Rosemary said...

You have captured spring! Our blossoms are just starting to open... spring has sprung!