Monday, July 21, 2014

SWANS for "Tea In The Garden"

It's July and welcome to "Tea In The Garden":

This morning the skies were overcast.  We have had a lot of rain lately which has been unusual for us. 
 My garden likes it but of course it is concerning 
because of the Waldo Canyon Burn scar.  On the 4th day of rain it did bring down some of my tallest delphiniums.
  Some flooding has occurred over near the mountains. 

My Queen's Anne's is beginning to bloom. 
 This weed is my favorite flower!

Do pour yourself a cup of tea:

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I hope your week is lovely.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I just wanted to share this little cottage near my store where the Hollyhocks are abundant this year:

And on a corner near the stop sign:

Saturday, July 19, 2014


This week we had 4 days of rain that broke off most all my delphiniums. 
 I was pretty sad but had to "get over it" of course!

The Queen Anne's Lace is just beginning to enlarge and bloom:

Have a lovely weekend:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I wondered if rain would be a problem today as another day of rain is expected here.  I am so glad it was just overcast but not raining yet.  The rain has been breaking my delphiniums off this week.  

Can I pour you a cup of Mountain Huckleberry Tea?

This morning I was feeling a little melancholy as I thought about the lady who used to live behind me as I would have been taking this bouquet to her today.  Ilona went to be with Jesus this spring at age 93.  I believe she is looking down from above today and knows this would have been for her!

I have a fondness for these vintage Sadler teapots:

And vintage linens:

I am excited to see the first of the Queen's Anne's Lace begin to bloom - my favorite "weed"!

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Hope your week is lovely:

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I am thankful that I have a little garden to come
 home and look out and see:

“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882); Poet