Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Garden–August 23, 2013

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The weather this year has been quite good for gardening.This is a general view of the flower bed. I planted it in a rather random fashion.
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I like this combination in a pot…shades of yellow and lime green…endless summer hydrangea in another pot, just peeking into the photo.
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Third year for this lily..
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Ornamental cabbage coming along nicely..
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One of my favorites, both in the garden , and for cutting; gloriosa daisy:
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Love the colour of this petunia!..
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Green Gables Tea

009-1I have never visited our lovely Canadian province of PEI but if I did, I would want to visit Green Gables.
When I was about 11, I read the “Anne” books, and imagined myself at the Lake of Shining Waters. etc.
I thought I should set out my wedding china, Foley Devonshire, for our tea.
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The teapot is not matching, but the flowers are similar.
Before we have our tea. let’s have a glass of Marilla’s famous raspberry cordial, non-alcoholic, of course! We’ll use the pretty cordial glasses I found at the thrift store recently.
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I always imagined lots of Queen Anne’s lace blooming on the island, and these placemats have a delicate border of what resembles that flower.
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I can identify with the following quote!
Well, never mind. This day’s done and there’s a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet, as you used to say yourself. Just come downstairs and have your supper. You’ll see if a good cup of tea and those plum puffs I made today won’t hearten you up.”
-Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery

I made these little jam puffs using choux pastry shells, with a dab of jam and cream cheese.
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For the table, I picked some flowers from our garden today.
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It’s a lovely warm day here in Manitoba, and I hope you are enjoying tea on a lovely day, wherever you are.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tuesday Tea- Blueberry

It’s blueberry season! Those little bits of blue are healthy and oh-so-tasty!
I made some blueberry crumble squares for our tea today.011
The little tea table is set beside the blue checked chair
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Although the Evesham china cup design is a plum, the colour looks just right.
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The cloth is actually a tea towel, purchased at a resort this summer.012
The tea we are drinking is Lemon Zinger, one of our favourites, and lemon goes well with blueberry, don’t you agree?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thought on a Sunday Morning

008          “ He leads me beside still waters….

                 He restoreth my soul”….

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A very peaceful camping experience last week…