Today was dreary, cold, and rainy. Driving home, under the dark gray skies, all I could think of was a nice hot cup of tea.
If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you. ~Gladstone, 1865
Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
~Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"
The cup I enjoyed today was earl grey with jasmine and it was all that was left at the bottom of the canister. I love this blend and it looks like I’ll be making a trip to the tea shop this weekend. Earl grey is lovely in and of itself, but combining it with jasmine makes it softer, more subtle, more beautiful.
I took some photos yesterday while sitting in the sunshine.
I picked up some new bird seed to try thinking that our visitors could use a different treat. It had chunks of fruit in it.
The tufted titmouse fell in love with it.
The cardinals wanted to come down and try it but what they’re really going to do is wait until I leave before venturing closer.
You have to be patient with the cardinals.
Not so the little chickadees.
I’ve seen photos where they eat out of someone’s hand.
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Leftovers for dinner tonight. Hot and satisfying bangers & mash.
I don’t like my salad when it’s too cold.
So I stick it in the micro for 10 seconds.
Smash is on tonight.
And yes, I said I stick my salad in the microwave sometimes.
* snort *
Hope your week goes well, all ~