We do take tea in the garden in the summer
But the tea is usually served from a pitcher
into an icy glass.
But this summer has been mild
Not a typical prairie summer
This afternoon, I took a small pot of tea
on a wicker tray
to the garden
Not a big teapot . .
But my little Burleigh Asiatic Pheasant one
In blue, of course
And even though it is just me,
I often take another cup and saucer
You never know when a neighbor will "yoo-hoo" over the garden fence
And I like to be hospitable.
Ina Garten's shortbread recipe.
I made them for Saturday company as coconut jam thumbprints.
Today I rolled them out, cut them, glazed them and sprinkled dried lavender on the top
Garden teas should have herbal cookies!
One of our iron tables, the terra cotta pot of white geraniums
(Alas, not in bloom)
And begging dogs at my feet.
A cup (or two of tea)
And a cookie or two.
I adore quiet times in the garden
And I put my blinders on as to what needs to be done.
And just enjoy the garden for what it is!
It's Wednesday and I'm sharing my garden tea with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.