Monday, June 29, 2015

AFTER THE HAIL for "Tea In The Garden"


Last night as we returned from a day in Denver, Colorado there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky.  We didn't have a camera to take a photo but just admired it.  As we pulled into our driveway things suddenly became rather nasty as it hailed quarter sized pieces and larger.  We had just moved a lot of things in our garage blocking our route into it so we couldn't pull the car in.  It was scarey to say the least.  As you can see, the leaves were brought down by the hail.  In past years smaller hail did more floral devastation.  I was surprised what survived.  You can see plenty of leaves brought down by the hail........









The door that stands as you enter the garden will need to be tossed soon or repaired.  After all these years it is starting to come apart at the window panes.  Welcome to the garden!



It is a beautiful Monday morning but also holds a possible promise of more rain,









Do pour yourself a cup of tea!






These are busy times for us as we are having a  "going out of business" sale for my shop.  It is exciting to be retiring.  We are calling it a GOOB CELEBRATION.  After retirement we have a building to sell and house to fix up and sell.  We will eventually move to Columbia, Missouri to be near family.



I am hoping some of you who tea blog will join in my blog party below!  I will be sharing at these other blogs:


26 comments:

Janneke said...

Phoe, hail can destroy a lot in the garden, fortunately it's not too bad in your garden only leaves on the ground. The Delphiniums are wonderful and what about the crocheted tablecloth, sooo beautiful!
Wish you a lot of success with the 'going out of business'sale!

Snap said...

Even after all the hail, you still have a beautiful garden. The tablecloth you are using looks handmade ... crochet? Lovely! Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
You have much to look forward to although, no doubt, it is a very busy time at present. It will be lovely for you to be near your family.
A shame all those leaves blew off and the hail must have been frightening.
We very seldom get hail this time of year although our weather has been very cold and damp the past two months. It has brought out the most mosquitoes we have ever seen. It is hardly safe to leave the house these days and all the gardeners are complaining about them. We are praying that we will get some good hot dry weather to drive the pests away so we can enjoy the summertime. I guess we all have our bad weather in one form or another.
I love your door! Pity it is falling apart on you. I think it is one of my favourite pieces in your garden. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea. Happy 4th of July and enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh, too bad about the hail, Bernideen, but luckily there wasn't too much damage in the garden and your car.
I so love your door to the garden, but if it must go, at least that's one less thing that you'll need to pack off to Missouri. How exciting to think that you'll be near family.
Your tea in so pretty and set upon such a lovely crocheted table covering. Bless you as you do your GOOB sale.

Vee said...

Colorado certainly has interesting weather. I suppose that Missouri does as well. Exciting, perhaps challenging, times for you as you make these changes. It will be good to be near family. Your door is charming! I'm hoping that it can be repaired.

Margie said...

Wow, I can't believe that you got hail in June! Your flowers and garden tea setting are lovely as usual. Best of luck with the GOOB sale. Sounds like retirement will be keeping you busy!

Ruth W said...

Goodness! That's a hailstorm I am glad to have missed! Hope your car isn't dented! Love your clematis! Gorgeous! The tea table is lovely and I love the birdhouse. Hope your GOOB is going great guns! Finally quiet around here...had great nap! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A gardener's worst nightmare Bernideen, hail to shred our flowers and hostas. You certainly get weather extremes there and I'm glad your garden still looks good. You've had the door a long time and hopefully it will hold out until you're ready to move.
I think we've encouraged a few ATAA friends to try your Victoria sponge. :-)
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! It looks like that was a serious storm. I'm surprised how many of your flowers came through okay and are looking beautiful. I really like your table linen for today--lovely crochet.

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Bernideen! I haven't seen this corner of your garden with this door before! It is very charming! Love this tablecloth too! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Tea in Texas said...

I'm so glad your garden didn't sustain a large amount of damage. Your garden door is so beautiful and i hope you can save it! The sweet pedestal is perfect for a garden tea time. The tablecloth is so lovely with your darling tea party! Have a great week!

Take care, Pam

Anne Payne said...

I'm sorry about your hail storm but your tea time is still one of the most gorgeous! I love your setting with the old door and birdhouse, bird bath and little tablescape. So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, those hailstorms are scary and sad to see the damage they cause. Your flowers and tea setting are pretty. Lovely post. Enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Bernideen, I know hail can be very destructive but there is also something very cleansing about a good hard rain storm as long as there is no flooding. Everything seems fresh and smells so good. Your garden seems a little magical with all the leaves on the ground! I hope your sale goes well and you can get to your family soon. Linda

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
What surprising weather at this time of year. We have had a heat wave on the west coast and I am enjoying it. Sorry I didn't have tea in the garden today but I wanted to share my kitchen re-do. Your table looks so pretty today even with the leaves. You sound very busy. Are you sure you want to move to a new place? Good luck with all of your new endeavors - it really is exciting! Happy Tea Day Dear Friend and Thank you for hosting! Karen

Marilyn Miller said...

I was just admiring that door and thinking I would like some form of door, shutter, or window in the garden. We do have an old window frame that we removed the glass and let a vine wind it's way through now. Love these old structural pieces. My goodness that is large hail. That would be scary. Good luck with closing shop and selling. I do believe I have been in Columbia, MO. It seems there was something historic to see in that town, am I right?

Donna said...

Beautiful garden!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen, So sorry about the hail! It seems like every year here we get a heavy rain fall or hail just when my peonies are blooming so nicely and ruins them! I hope you keep your door in your garden. I loved it from the first time I saw it It makes such a pretty statement in your garden! Wish I could stop by and pour myself a cup of tea! It would be so nice to meet you! You have lots going on now with all your plans for the future! Praying all will go smoothly. Thank you for hosting, Nancy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Bernideen,

So sorry to learn about your hail - golly, how scary!

Today is Day 13 of rain. It's been so gloomy and wet, oh my gosh. We just had a huge storm fly through - but it stopped now, a nice break.

I hope it dries up a little soon, the garden is unhappy here.

Lorrie said...

Hail can be so damaging. Glad it wasn't too bad for you. Your garden tea party setting looks so pretty. Love the old window/door frame.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

That's a mighty big summer storm! Glad your garden escaped major damage. I also adore your garden door. It adds character to your already amazing garden.
Good luck with the GOOB sale!You certainly have a lot of new experiences to look forward to in the near future.
Thanks for hosting,
Nora

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Hail is absolutely no fun at all! We had a hail storm about 6 years ago that ripped through the town I was living in and totaled over 300 cars, mine being one of them. It also ruined countless roofs and did so much damage. I'm glad your storm was a smaller one. Your garden still looks beautiful.

woodberrylane.com said...

Your garden and flowers are still very pretty after your storm. Actually, if you hadn't mentioned it, I would have not noticed all the fresh green leaves on your lawn. Happy 4th of July.

Mary Cromer said...

How beautiful, just so charming a yard and I love the way you have the old door in place and the little birdhouse with door knocker and key, loved this. If you have time, please stop by my 6 year blog anniversary~

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Beautiful! and so many changes ahead... thanks for sharing the inspy :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, your garden is so lovely, even hail can't ruin it! Would love to join you there for a cup of tea. Hope the GOOB event goes well. Happy retirement!