Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August Time and Tea

Yesterday was a perfect August Day ....

iced tea and mint in the backyard


under the sunbrella


in the company of hopeful tomatoes

and a sleepy maple tree


and a rose no longer bashful


and abandoned toys

and forsaken webs


and glorious coneflowers.

I think the loveliest thing about an August afternoon is the lack of urgency.
Summer is no longer a thing to hoard and jealously guard for fear of missing something.
It is here in fulness and a tired sort of humming energy that says, "sit a spell."

Today, however, it rains ....

Thank you for joining me for tea on tuesday ....
please also drop in on:


for a lovely "sit a spell" time.

Thank you Nancy for the MeMe award. Does that mean "me me?"
or does it mean:
meme (pronounced /'mi:m/ , rhyming with "cream") is a postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, and is transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena. (wikipedia)

The rules require that I give 7 facts about myself and give the award 7 times .... here goes :)
1. I actually like coffee more than tea if given a choice
2. I'm the same age as Michelle Obama and, like her, also have 2nd and 6th grade girls (a 4th grader too)
3. I'm afraid of flying and cope with it by touching the outside of the plane before boarding (it helps calm me somehow)
4. I love a good nap
5. I'd rather have 90 degree weather than 30 degree weather
6. I'm not afraid of spiders - I try to save them if I can
7. I never learned to swim the "Australian Crawl" also known as the "Front Stroke."

And 7 blogs I particularly enjoy ....

for a complete list, see my sidebar .....


Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmie, nice to see you back from vacation. What a beautiful entry this is, and love all of your artwork from vacation... Enjoy the rain, wish we had some here. Christen

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for tagging me, Kim! This looks like fun.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

lovely being with you out in nature Kimmie, sipping mint tea on this August day, I had a cuppa mint tea last night with lots of honey trying to hold me off a late night snack...when you stay up til 2am to smell the moonflowers, it's tempting to eat LOL!
I so enjoy reading facts about people (enjoyed yours very much) and what a sweet surprise to see my Magpie's Nest mentioned....I am naughty and never play along...never say never :) I will visit your other selections!
oxo Happy Tea Tuesday my friend!

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm just now steeping my afternoon tea and have settled in to enjoy your beautiful post. Soooo lovely! Hugs, Terri xoxo

ooglebloops said...

Yet another perfect Tuesday post from you.

And, thanks for including me in your list !!!

Mollye said...

Your Tuesday post. Serenity at it's best! I linked to your blog today in my post regarding your puzzle swap. See how you inspired? teehee

ELK said...

your adjective describing each photo is pure poetry to me this day..photos create a patchwork of an August day...

laurel said...

Looks like a lovely tea. Your photos are beautiful. My favorites are the pool floats and the spider web. Thanks for your condolences.