Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Serenity

We are enjoying a lovely serene Sunday.
The weather is simply gorgeous.
 Low humidity but ample sunshine, with white fluffy clouds billowing overhead.
I enjoyed my visit with a dear old friend earlier this weekend, we giggled like school girls, and drank far too many pots of tea.
Days such as these are priceless.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
  



 
 
 

"Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by."
  Maria Schell (1926 -2005)   Austrian actress
 
 
  
 
 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Visiting Days



I'm taking some time off to catch up with old friends.
An entire season has passed, and our visits have been few and far between.
There will be much tea-drinking, and giggling and maybe a few tall tales to tell.
Stay well dear ones.
 
                                                                   ❤

Friday, July 21, 2017

Searching For Shade

As with most of the country, we are enduring a summer heatwave.
It makes for dangerous conditions if you suffer from breathing problems or have to work outside for prolonged periods of time.
It also shortens tempers.
 
The birds are hiding out beneath the canopy of trees. Every once in awhile they appear at the birdbaths to quench their thirst, all have their beaks gaped wide open in an effort to cool down.
Birds do not have sweat glands, so they can only lose heat through breathing.
Even dipping your toes in the birdbath seems to help.
 

 
 

Stay safe dear friends.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This Cat

Makes me smile :)
 
 
 




Monday, July 17, 2017

A Serving Of Yumminess



The Georgia peaches are here and in the South, that means but one thing ....
Fresh Peach Cobbler.
This recipe is easy to prepare, yet deliciously tasty.
 
 
Easy Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted ( 1 stick )
1 1/2 cups Self Rising flour
1/2 cup water
2 cups of sugar (divided)
1 1/2 cup milk
4 cups peeled, pitted and thinly sliced fresh peaches (5 to 6 medium peaches)
Several dashes ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Pour the melted butter into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, and mix well. Stir in the milk, mixing until just combined. Pour this batter over the butter but do not stir them together.

In a small saucepan, combine the peaches, water, and remaining cup of sugar and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Pour the peaches over the batter but do not stir them together. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden-brown. Serve warm or cold. Top with favorite ice-cream.....yummy.

 

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Summertime

In just a few short weeks the children return to school.
I remember when my daughter was young, summer break used to span from May until August, but no longer are the school systems on that schedule.
Now their summer holidays run for six weeks, and parents are busily gathering up school supplies and doing their uniform shopping,  franticly ticking off those lists.
Here we are in the midst of summertime, yet the rhythm of life moves along.
 
 
 
 

  
  
 
 


 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Retail Therapy

What a fun day yesterday.
Spending some much needed girl-time together with my granddaughter.
We ran errands, and shopped at our favorite little boutique store.
Late in the afternoon, we finished with a lovely meal at the local Cracker Barrel restaurant.
The little boutique caters to farmhouse style decorating, always stocked to the hilt, I could wander around there for hours.
Here are a few of my favorite things........
 

Sweet Little Down Pillows


Live Boxwood Wreaths


Robin's Egg Blue Enamelware


Whimsical Tea Towels


Enamelware Canisters


Pretty Little Measuring Cups


Flower Selections


French Crocks


Primitive Light Fixtures

 
Tea Pitchers


Variety

 
Milk Jugs 
 
 
Tea Sippers