My tea today is highlighting the nature lover in me. I have kind of taken for granted what I enjoy for a long time. I tend to give way too much to my family and don't have much left for me at the end of the day. The wonderful thing about this blog is that it has been a long voyage of self discovery. The excavating seems to get a little deeper all of the time and something that has been a renewed discovery for me lately is that I am a big nature lover. I forget that I grew up outside everyday.
This was my playground. I took this picture this weekend. It is a view from about where my bedroom window used to be as a little girl. There is around 300 acres here that I so enjoyed. I wasn't afraid of anything and didn't let much stop me from where I roamed from a very early age.
It wouldn't be unusual for me to come in from a day's adventure and have a handful of things similar to this, minus the tea and the gardening book.
My father grew up on this farm also and he actually sent my son this hummingbird nest in the mail. My son is fantastic at finding four leaf clovers. He found this one for me.
The tea mug is the Heritage Rose pattern by Roy Kirkham. The Kitchen Gardens book is one of my very favorite gardening books. It is illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Such a good practical little gardening book about herbs and vegetables.
For tea today I really enjoyed getting out in the backyard and pretending I was young again loading up my tea tray with a collection from nature. I had to stop and notice the little things like how the columbine are dropping their blossoms in the bird bath. I thought it was kind of pretty.
The clematis has found the lilac bush and decided to use it for a trellis.
The iris have bloomed. If I hadn't gone out for tea I wouldn't have even noticed them. The iris are actually from my Grandmother's garden in Kentucky. I brought them here where I live years ago.
Here is another planter in the yard that is loaded with a vibrant collection of colors from the local garden center.
Are you a nature lover? Do you still get out and enjoy it? If you don't, why not?
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House