Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I am finding it hard to say goodbye to the lacy trees of winter time
I notice them in glances
and reflections
and quick passing by
I want to savor and gaze upon their still bare branches
... they will be in full leafy regalia within weeks
their winter silhouette hidden in green

I am savoring the murky gray sky of our wintry April
noticing the way it reigns in the garish colors of spring
there is a party atmosphere that comes with a too sunny spring
like a woman in high heels
dangly earrings
who, only an hour ago was in her jeans and finishing up with the wash

I guess I'm more comfortable in jeans
but I admit
I'm also looking forward to wearing sandals
... and not wellies

just a thought with my tea today

what are you thinking about?

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was up, so thought I would post. Now I need to put all the tea away, except for what I'll be drinking.

I'm actually looking forward to the new growth of spring, and although I'm not much for jeans, I love shorts starting in spring and continuing until the first snow flies.

I really love the cups you have in your post today. They are beautiful, and rather abstract.

Now I'm off to bed.

Gayle Price said...

Love your description of winter turning to spring :- of sparse austerity going silly and becoming garish, frivolous, and flashy. Isn't this what makes our lives so interesting: the mish mash of extremes that we can adapt to and relish as the mood takes us..........love life.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos and reflections both literal and figurative.
I am think how much I love that garish woman in her high heels and all that perfume! give me all of your bright cleat sunny spring days and I will dance her silly till she passes out and has to cough up some hot summer nights to rest her tired feet upon.
Happy T on T

Yvonne said...

Lovely words for a lovely tea post. The reflection in the tea is wonderful. I'm thinking of the sounds of the birds outside my window right now. It is just getting day light and I'll be off on my walk soon. Enjoying the warm weather we are having. It's going to be a beautiful day!

sukipoet said...

great photo of tree in tea. and wonderful thoughts about spring. and the transition of time.

PAK ART said...

I too love the outline of trees in the winter...BUT I love summer too! Enjoy your spring!

Halle said...

Great reflection photo. You definitely have an eye for those unique shots.
Happy Spring!

voodoo vixen said...

I am so ready for the surge of new growth... winter has been hard with the starkness of the white and the bareness of the trees but I love the reflection of the tree in your tea, it is fabulous!!

Jill said...

Kimmie, I always love your posts...happy tea day!

rebecca said...

your tea today is passionate and sexy.
what is sexier than being fully alive, present and drinking deeply from the cup of life??!!!

my cup of tea said...

This year I am ready to say good-bye to winter. Thanks for hosting Tea on Tuesday, you are a wonderful hostess!
Happy Tea day! I am linked to Tea.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

We had a week of gray days because of dust so when the sun decided to shine a bit today it was hot, hot, hot. Enjoy the cooler weather as it hangs on a bit longer. Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

Nancy said...

I love your reflections :) Happy Tea Tuesday

Deb Harvey said...

Beautiful post! I love your words and pictures.

Anonymous said...

Really lovely post Kimmie, your visual prose was spectacular and I loved the image of the dressed up fancy who just finished her wash.
xox Corrine

Elizabeth said...

I'm thinking about how grateful I am that I can come here to your blog on Tuesdays (and most other days as well!) and rest.

Thank you.

ooglebloops said...

Lovely words as always - I am thing about getting new sandals- altho, wellie season is happening daily here right now!!! Wellies on, wellies off - as the wind blows!!!These April showers are not fooling around out here!!!

*jean* said...

dang! i knew i was forgetting something...t on tues! silly me..i know what you mean though...i have a love affair going on with my queen crabapple...and i especially love her in the winter because you can see all the gnarly bark and of course, because the birds love her...and she is the perfect example of fleeting beauty...it is the gnarly bark and sustenance that remains..xo

She Who Doodles said...

a quiet moment and a cup of tea is so "zen". we've been reflecting alot on spring here, it's only been happening a day here and a day there this year. oh for a week of sunshine.

Kim Mailhot said...

This photo is just beautiful ! I love seeing the tree in your cup !
Here"s to sandals and painted toes !

Unknown said...

I love each season... but there really is something about the change, the transition, so much anticipation, melancholy, wait,
bittersweet I guess in some ways..