But "Mother" does and in the summer she sits outside on the front porch -- this summer she's in a flower container from our beloved Fort Scott Greenhouse (which sadly is no longer).
And today she's watching over my morning tea which I'm taking on the porch. It's still warm on the prairie -- too warm for tea in the garden but I have been in the garden all morning -- working on my south garden which has been neglected not just the time we've been in England but all of last year too! (Because of my knees)
The porch table makes a nice spot for a quick cup of tea before I head back to the garden.
The wicker tray with my "new" tray cloth that I brought home from England with my wee Asiatic Pheasant teapot, cup and saucer and leftover lavender shortbread.
Alas, no fresh flowers on the tea tray -- instead a wand (or bottle) of lavender from the garden for I love the smell of lavender.
I love shortbread. It's easy to make and I especially love lavender shortbread. It's easy to make -- just add culinary lavender (mine comes form my garden) to your regular shortbread recipe. I rolled these fairly thick and cut them with a round cutter.
It's Saturday and I'm joining dear friend Bernideen for Saturday Tea in the Garden -- and although I'm not in the garden I am outside and I have been in the garden!!!!