Thursday, June 10, 2021

A STRESS FREE "Tea In The Garden"

Welcome to another special time
for "Tea In The Garden" and also
some"stress free time":



Well there it is and it is official now
 according to English Garden Magazine
and a report in the February/March
 2021 issue. - they claim that having 
a garden really helps people's stress
 levels. 





 A report has shown that after adding
front yard gardens in the Greater
Manchester area in England, stress 
levels in people went significantly
down. 






 They evaluated people over a
4 year period and during this time, they
added gardens to their front yards.  Stress levels
 went way down
after the gardens
were added.  



But if we are too totally get rid of our
stress - we also need a treat.

Did you know some people
 love to bake to releave
 their stress? So I have something
delicious for our "Tea In The Garden"
today!  I baked a Southern Butter
for the recipe.    Please enjoy
your piece with some tea.




I used 3 eight inch cake pans
for this cake.




And since it is now getting hotter,
and another from


I love having flowers for the
front entrance area again:



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

READY FOR LOVELY JUNE


 It is such a delight to have my own 
flowers for bouquets again! 
 I really miss that 
in the wintertime.
I prefer not to have to
purchase them at the market.


Are you ready for June?  
We are!


The spring flowers have faded away to
give way for summer hydrangeas yet
to come, Queen Anne's Lace, Monarda
and Cone Flowers.

We have had some lovely yellow yarrow
blooming.


I also love the Sweet William.
The Hollyhocks are starting to
climb taller too and the bittersweet
has blooms promising fall berries.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

OUT FOR A RIDE

Yesterday we decided to go for
a short ride northeast and out of town.
I wanted to share just a couple
photos.  We always drive by this old
Victorian when we go through a
very small town called
Auxvasse, Missouri:


They have a little Gazebo out front too:



It was Memorial Day:


In Centralia, Missouri, the 
cemetery
 was decorated
with so many flags:



Monday, May 31, 2021

A MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY

 Thank you United States Military:



THANK YOU!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

BLOGGER HAS MESSED UP OUR HEADERS

 The best advice I heard is don't change your header right now because blogger has fooled around with it and messed it up.  If you
change it - it will become really little
and if you follow the same instructions
I did after going to the help desk here - it will become blurry like mine above.

If you google this problem there are MANY
articles telling you how to fix your problem.
I was able to follow instructions and get
my header bigger (instead of really tiny and only to the
 left side of the page)
 but I could not understand the instructions
well enough about it being blurry 
and fix that.