Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Dear Blogging Friends:  
thank you for bearing with
me as I return to blog land after 
a hard drive crash.....but not in a car!

So I give you this bouquet!  I think I need a
bouquet myself considering all the "new stuff"
I have to learn!  Yesterday I went out in the
garden and grabbed what I could find for my vase.

I have to confess here that I hate learning
 new things - well at least in the computer
 "tech" field.  This disease of not wanting to 
learn new things gets much worse as
 one ages..... not that I am ancient. 
You see,
I was spoiled using Picasa for collages and
watermarking my pictures.  Not anymore.  I see
Picasa is no more so now I have to use a
new format which I have to learn.

Back to my garden blooms - this is
 the weird assortment of what I found
 still surviving our cool nights.

The mums I rooted on the side
 of our house
got huge this fall!

As you can see the leaves are just starting to turn
but with so little rain this summer I think there
won't be a lot of color.

I hope you can join me next week for tea
related "Friends Sharing Tea" blog party on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


My old scarecrow tea
 lady is here today to greet
you at the door!

It's always fun to change up my armoire
for each season with tea wares that
reflect the calendar. 

And the buffet top:

And this is actually part of a "Perk-o-lator"
coffee pot I found recently which holds a
big 8 cups so I plan to use it for tea as
I think it has a "Jane Austen" feel about it
with the silhouettes on it.

More porch decorations:

We are having some much needed
rain today.  My heart is heavy as
I am sure your's is about the
shootings in Nevada.
  Let's pray for
our country.