Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Timeless Treasures

I have a fondness for English Staffordshire Ware.
 
One look at those pastoral village scenes, and I'm transported back to my grandmother's kitchen, where her cupboard displayed shelf upon shelf of these timeless treasures.
I can see the kitchen table covered in a freshly-starched embroidered tablecloth, the milk-jug sitting atop, awaiting the first of many pots of tea served throughout the day.
Treasured memories of gentler times........
 
 
 
One of my favorite collections are from the Alfred Meakin "Tintern" series.
I'm drawn to their bucolic scenes from years gone by.


 
 

"Come along inside ~ We'll see if tea and buns will make the world a better place."

~ Wind in the Willows
 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Observing

A beautiful summer's day today.
Lower temperatures, and soft gentle rain, of which is greatly appreciated.
In-between showers, sunbursts and gentle breezes, makes for happy flowers.
Not so pretty, but necessary, wire cages enclose all flowers and shrubs that the deer like to eat.
We had new visitors to the garden today, two mother-hen wild turkeys with their babies, happily plodding along by their sides.
The momma deer,  finally decided to share her new fawn with us, after much anticipation.
Turkeys are becoming a rarity in several Tennessee counties that were once in abundance, it's a sweet pleasure to know they are still here amongst us.
Hope all is well and sweet, in your little corner of the world.
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 

 
 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Late Spring Days

Rain has finally made a show, and ooh,  how the flowers were happy !
The temperatures fell to a cozy fifty nine degrees last night, perfect for opening up the windows, and falling asleep to the sounds of the tree frogs and the crickets.
Not to be outdone the hoot owl adds his own repertoire to the nightly chorus.
Many of the perennials are losing their brilliance, a sure sign that rainfall has been a scarcity.
The Autumn Joy sedum however, is turning a delicious shade of crimson. 
 
  

  
 
 

 



 

  
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Smitten

I'm smitten with this beautiful new book.
It transports me away to familiar places...…..
 

Friday, June 7, 2019

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.
 
 
                                                 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Watching



What greater gift than the love of a cat?
~Charles Dickens
 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Long May She Reign

Her Majesty the Queen's sixty sixth Coronation celebration today.
2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth II ascended the throne at the age of 25  upon the death of her father, George VI.
I remember in the late fifties waving my little Union Jack flag as she passed by my infant school in her royal procession, school children lined the streets.
I thought she was the most beautiful lady I had ever seen.
God Save The Queen.