Thursday, October 25, 2012

Taking Time for Tea

Oh this is such glorious "Indian Summer" weather-
a perfect 72 degrees with a nice breeze blowing.
So, naturally come tea time I had to
enjoy it outdoors today!

As for my tea break - I kept it simple, as I usually do.

I simply cut up some brownies I had baked earlier,
brewed up a nice pot of loose-leaf Earl Grey
and brought it outdoors, along with a wonderful magazine.



I truly wish you were here sipping with me!
Our little covered patio "Zen Room"
is the perfect place to take tea.
It stays shady most of the day but - you can see the sun starting to come around the house illuminating the west end of the nest.
This happily situated room faces full west,
 and is a wonderful place to watch sunset.
The patio has taken on more of a fall look lately
with it's mums and afghan throw
and bits of pretty Autumn colours in the background.


Just beyond those mums and that tied-back curtain
 is this lovely tree below,
sharing its majestic beauty for us to enjoy.


Life is pretty awesome in moments such as these.


And perfect weather days are a true blessing,
as we  have very few of them here.
Ah, the true bliss of an Indian Summer day!



~~~Emily Dickinson~~~

These are the days when birds come back,
A very few, a bird or two,
To take a backward look.
These are the days when skies put on
The old, old sophistries of June, -
A blue and gold mistake.
Oh, fraud that cannot cheat the bee,
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief,
Till ranks of seeds their witness bear,
And softly through the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf!
Oh, sacrament of summer days,
Oh, last communion in the haze,
Permit a child to join,
Thy sacred emblems to partake,
Thy consecrated bread to break,
Taste thine immortal wine!
Also, please join me in prayer for all those affected by
 Hurricane Sandy at this time.




  1. Michelle-
    Please come link for my "Open House". Your immediate weather sounds perfect to sit on your porch! It is snowing here - now!

  2. Hi Michelle,
    That is a beautiful spot for a cup of tea and a peek through the Autumn Cottage(nice magazine).
    Your fall foliage is brilliant too.You must be enjoying all those trees you planted.


  3. Michelle, your Zen space is perfect for tea and even lovelier with all the gorgeous fall foliage. Enjoy your tea!

  4. You have created a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy your afternoons, and let's not forget sunsets! The pretty trees and mums make it perfect this time of year. Thanks for sharing your peaceful place and...please, pass the brownies!


  5. How beautiful. I love your post and the peaceful feeling it has to offer. Your flowers are just stunning.
    How nice to have such nice weather.

  6. Yes, you are right. Days and/or moments like this one are priceless. Enjoy!


  7. Oh yes! I'm thinking this is the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day.

  8. What a lovely way to honor a perfect Indian Summer day...

  9. Hello Michele
    How I'd love to join you for tea outside - just as gorgeous here today as well! I think it's the end of it for us though as we have rain in the forecast for the next several days. I even scattered some wildflower seeds in the garden and planted a shrub I won at a draw.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  10. Well it certainly looks lovely! I truly love these last warm autumn days. You got some very pretty photos. We have colder weather arriving this weekend. Stay cozy!

  11. Sounds like a very relaxing time spent enjoying the outdoors. Perfect way to spend one of the last gorgeous days of the season!

  12. I wish I was there sipping tea with you, too! What a gorgeous Fall day in Ohio. Enjoy it while you can.

  13. What a lovely spot for a relaxing cup of tea.


  14. Hi Michele,

    What a relaxing and inviting place to have tea! Everything looks so lovely.

  15. Looks like you got this in just in the nick of time! Awesome planning--and what a lovely way to savor the joys of autumn!


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