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.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy May Day


image found on the web

The Victorians were fond of celebrating May Day.

Dancing around a May pole was popular for May Day; the Maypole was a tall pole erected in the middle of a clearing, decorated with flowers and long ribbons attached to the top.  Different age groups – especially children and the young adults – danced in specific patterns, each holding the end of a ribbon, and wove the ribbons in a pattern around the pole as they danced round and round. The May pole dance celebrated youth, fertility, and the changing of the seasons.