Oh boy, we have just had way too much rain lately!
Today it rained and rained - and poured- but then it actually stopped!!!!
And out came the warm bright wonderful sunshine!
So I made a lovely cup of tea, grabbed a dessert to nosh,
quickly went and cut some gorgeous pink peonies
that just blossomed a few days ago,
and poked them into a favorite teapot.
I then scurried fast to enjoy my favorite place for teatime
my covered shady patio
to watch this elusive and rare sun -
which I love as long as I am in the shade, haha.
It seems forever since we've had any sun, or sun that I was
free enough to notice and enjoy (life has been hectic lately!)
That glorious sun:
nearly as rare, quickly gone, and elusive as the lovely peony!
So I share my pics of this moment with you all today,
and pray you are all well.
I had been waiting (and hoping) I could share them
with you before the rain ruins their delicate petals.
These are cut from my neighbors garden.
She is out of town and said I could have them all.
I settled for just a teapot full.
My peony has only produced a couple of blooms,
and didn't like the rain - hers are older, heartier,
get more sun and are pink.
I think I may give up on my peony in the spot it is in.
My trees are shading it too much, so I need to move it
or lose it, I'm afraid.
Maybe Ellen will let me just plant it over there -
they love all that sun!
A pretty napkin seems right at home here today.
This very old and very very delicate Bavarian set
is my largest set (tons of it collected over years)
and is my most feminine and pretty.
It's been a while since I have shared it with you all-
but I just had to put those beautiful peonies
in the loveliest of all my china!
I see a varnished gleam in my heart's eye
While peonies are climbing at the gate.
That birds of red and yellow twit nearby,
Enchanting leafy maples, so ornate
Till sun dew bursts of fresh morn, to elate!
Garden Party Summer breezes gently Brushes against my face Sunlight teases my eyes Wakens me Its morning Bouquet of fragrances to my nose Guides me to my garden Its there I find my peace Eagerly stepping onto glistening dewy grass Placing myself among the copious of blooms I sit beneath my maple tree upon a rattan chair I sip my tea, I breathe in my solitaire They don’t seem to mind My company spends time Creating the sounds of summer My buzzing bees they notice me And thank me for pink Peonies Butterflies like swimming high Above their purple Buddleia Kissing nectar for their breakfast As fragrant aromas surrounds me Infusing my tea while I see A white blossom tree Good Morning Dragonfly perching upon his Goldenrod Shimmering purple through his transparent wings Dancing to the waterfall like a King Dawn brings the cooing voice Of music from the Dove Hummingbirds flying backwards Display their iridescent plumage Drinking sweetness from the trumpets Blackbirds flying downward Yellow beaks hunting Consuming food from falling seeds Vibrant colors all around Pleasant sounds resounding Grandstand of fragrances I refreshingly embrace A reception of hospitality Welcome to my Garden Party
As always, thank you for your visit!
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