It is hard for me to separate the garden from tea time. They seem to go together so well. If I could drag my table and chairs out next to the zucchini and tomato plants, I probably would. The butterflies and bumblebees wouldn't mind my company one bit, and I wouldn't mind theirs. Today, the back deck is as far as I can go with my tea. But don't be surprised if a future post finds me knee deep in Lemon Balm, Rosemary, sage...and yes, tomatoes!
I set out a table cloth with a Lady Bug pattern I made a while back and cut some Hydrangeas from the yard. If I can't go to the garden, I can bring it to me!
"For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee;
For tender grass so fresh and sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The tea cup I'm using has roses on it but my roses aren't feeling well today, so I didn't cut them for the table.
This carrot cake was made for a potluck at my church; there were a few pieces left over for tea today, and I added some zucchini bread, to stay with my garden theme:)
I've found some wonderful recipes in our church cookbook. Both these treats were taken from there.
I love to bake, but the best part of all is sharing it with a friend.
Having tea alone is nice and relaxing, but sharing it with someone special creates a memory to cherish forever.
"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17
I hope you are able to spend tea time today with someone you love
...a dear friend?
If you can't be out in the garden, perhaps you can bring a small piece of the garden to you.
"If I could treat my friends as flowers,
I'd like to spend away the hours,
arranging them around the table
as long as life has made me able."
Blessings and have a happy Tea Time!