Jul 15, 2011

An Amusing Tea with Edith...

Our weather has been mild...
(this is a polite understatement)

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a day perfect to muse the day away
in the garden...



I decided to nest under the arbor
in the Hydrangea bed...

it's important to bring lots pillows
 and a good book...


I am always enchanted by
The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady,
by Edith Holden...


I brought along a cup for tea...

the cup and it's newly married saucer,
make a good match,
but not a true pair...

the new couple have just the right feel for todays tea...
nothing too fancy...


I gathered a bouquet of cuttings in my favorite
two sided bucket....


a bouquet Edith would enjoy....


nothing fancy...


the kind of flowers you could gather along the leat....


the kind of flowers,
I find to be the workhorse of my cottage garden...

the self seeders,
who behave a bit naughty...

the sort of flowers that give the garden
that lived in look,

like the magic of finding a secret garden,
wild around the edges...


flowers to press in the pages of a book,
to remind you of a lazy summers day...




tucked into a little nook to sip quietly...


watch the puppies frolic...


a day to maybe,
use long seedpods of the Toadflax,
as a book mark...

and enjoy a nap.....


a day for a just tad of refinement!

a single pink rose....
Harlow Carr...

I think Edith would approve....


Today I am joining...
Bernideen for
and

Thanks for joining me today....