Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 7/13/21

It has been a busy July for me.  I am enjoying being social a bit more since I have my shots and some things are opening up in our area.  Fourteen of us were able to get together in a private room at a restaurant to celebrate my birthday this month.  

Meanwhile, back at the studio, I pulled out some paper scraps and created this collage.  I found the part of a cigarette carton (bottom of piece) blown up against our fence at the river.  That was my inspiration.

I think my post will make it just under the wire for Tuesday.  I'd better hurry if I want to join the tea party at Elizabeth's blog.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July

 Happy 4th of July to my U.S. friends and to anyone else who wants to enjoy the holiday with us.  Stay safe out there.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 6/22/21

 Hello everyone.  Today's Tea post is full of surprising and interesting things.  All new to me.

Have you ever heard of a Tea Cup Holster?  What fun.

Here's an idea of how you might wear it,

Oh yes, I want one.  I will have to think of an occasion that makes one absolutely necessary.  Suggestions?  (I don't have links for the photos )

While we were at the River House I spotted something yellow from a distance.  What is that?   Has an alien landed in our palm tree?

The plants are at a side of the garage in an area that we don't really notice that much.

Our female Sago Palm blossomed.   Reading about it I found that the plants only blossom after about 10 years of age and then only blossom once every 3 to 5 years.  A first for us.  We are quite excited about it.

That's it for my interesting week.  I hope you found some nice surprises along the way too.  I'm going to visit Elizabeth and find out what everyone has been doing.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 6/1/2021

 June first.  Imagine that.  I barely noticed spring and here we are nearly in the summer.  I hope you are enjoying nice weather wherever you are.

'Shattering' 3D Mural in Helsingborg Sweden by Dutch Artist

Leon Keer.

Some days I need a really big up of coffee - or tea. I feel this mural captures my feeling really well. I would like to see it in person. I can imaging myself standing below it on the sidewalk, looking up and getting very dizzy. LOL!

Artists are amazing. I know because I know many of you are artists and are amazing people. I'm quite fond of this group.

Lets go visit everyone at Elizabeth's blog. I'm anxious to see some new creations.

Memorial Day 2021


Today, in the U.S. we remember those who served.  

Monday, May 24, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/25/2021


We had lovely weather all weekend.  Perfect for venturing out.  The family, except for the very little ones, are fully vaccinated and it is such a relief.  Masks are still being worn by most people, it is unclear just what the "where and when rules are and it isn't worth upsetting anyone so we do wear them in public.

For the first time in a year and a half, I was able to join my daughter and granddaughter for lunch.  We also wanted to visit a farmers market so we chose a restaurant that was near the market vendors.

Slow Hand BBQ.  

Hopefully you can click on the menu to enlarge it enough to read.

My daughter and I had the smoked chicken with blue cheese and bacon sliders (3 each) with cole slaw and fries.  The granddaughter had a Cobb salad.  Iced tea all around.

It felt so good to be out among people on a beautiful day.  Everyone seemed to be happy and just enjoying the world.  I know I was.

Creating this post has been fun and makes me realize how much I was really shut down (or shut up?) for the past year and a half.

I'm ready to visit  with everyone who is sharing a drink over at Elizabeth's blog.  Please join me there.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/18/2021


Hello my Tea Party friends.  So happy to be able to join you all again today.  We have been spending quite a bit of time at our river property and there is no wifi available there.  

We are back by the bay now and I am back to my morning walks. 

I saw these two windows in a small rather unused looking building.  I thought the planted tea pots, cups and bits and pieces were delightful.  I liked thinking of the effort someone took to make the display.  

One of thie things I enjoy so much about taking walks is the detail that I see.  Things I wouldn't notice if I wasn't walking.

Now it is time to go "notice" what everyone has been up to.  Please join me as I visit Elizabeth's blog.