Tuesday, July 26, 2011


After spending a week in Columbia, Missouri I am getting back into the swing of things. I have been playing catch up here and the photos above are reflections.  My granddaughter is learning to play the violin, my grandson plays the mandolin, his mother plays the fiddle and my son (not pictured) plays the banjo. I really enjoyed hearing them play!  

I took these photos of lotus at the pond where my grandchildren attend Country Day Camp. They were so beautiful!

I got to meet a fellow blogger on my trip......on the way home, I met Martha from Lines From Linderhof  off I-70 in Liberty, Kansas.  This was such an honor.  Please visit her blog and enjoy her wonderful recipes, decorating tips and traditional style.  She has many ideas to share regarding hospitality and shares her home and antiques.  Martha blessed me with a goody bag of "sunflower" cookies she had baked with the cookie cutter tucked inside with some darling fresh lavender creations she designed!

I also had a surprise waiting from Linda at Friendship Tea because I won her Giveaway!  A lovely box of goodies was a real treat and included a Glass Teapot with a candle in it, a key chain shaped like a teapot with a measuring tape inside, some Harney Pomegranite Oolong Tea, a set of tea towels and a lovely devotional with tea themes.  I FEEL SO SPOILED!  

I hope you summer is going well and you have time to get away from whatever your daily routine is! I hope you can join me this Saturday for "Tea in the Garden on Saturday" as I will be back in the swing of things!


Martha said...

Bernideen it was great to meet you as well!!! Lovely photos and I am so looking forward to Saturday Tea in the Garden!!!!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Looks like a fabulous time away!! It's been quite hot here too... we are headed to Vermont to visit friends and are hoping the weather is a bit cooler. Sounds like we have been gifted some wonderful treasures and goodies ... steep a cup of tea unwind and enjoy the the memories you made the past week! See for Saturday in the Garden XO HHL

Unknown said...

lovely treats waiting for you! How fun...the blessings of blogging for sure. Have a nice week.

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos - those lilies don't even look real! Inspiring! And, such a wonderfully musical family! How blessed you are. Icing on the cake are your prizes - joy to you! Always look forward to your garden teas!
Miss Kathy

La Tea Dah said...

Welcome home! It looks like you had a wonderful trip! Visiting family is always the BEST!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Bernideen,
welcome back home. It was surely a wonderful stay with your family. The Lotos flowers are truly wonderful. And what a wonderful idea to meet Martha in her home. I am so curios, what you will post for Tea Time in the garden.
Best greetings, Johanna