Monday, February 20, 2012

double comfort

... tea and a good book ...
double comfort

my book is The Double Comfort Safari Club
- eleventh in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series -
and the second to the last book

I have been putting off coming to the end of these wonderful books
but today is a perfect day to escape to Botswana

african redbush (rooibos) tea figures prominently in the stories
and the health benefits are becoming well known
(here's an interesting article about it)


another healthy thing: going for a long walk
while I was out walking today, I found this skeleton blossom
it's from a hydrangea bush
... amazing ...

I hope you are fitting healthy things into your day today
sometimes we get so busy ... and we have to give each other a nudge

nudge nudge


Charade said...

Stunning leaf - pure gold.

Nancy said...

Awesome leaf! Love tea and a good book. :)
Not here for tea this week, but I'll be checking to see what everyone is up to. :)

Tracey FK said...

Great photo and wish my day was as relaxing and that leaf is just amazing... I had a lady Grey and painted a tea cup with my new twinks... the link is
happy tea thoughts and reading...xx

Elizabeth said...

Blogger keeps eating my comments, because I know I left one here! I think I told you that I've read about five of those books but not in years, so I'm glad you reminded me of them! Also, I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing McCall Smith at UCLA one evening several years ago -- he was incredibly charming and very, very funny -- and he wore a kilt! I adored him.

Gayle Price said...

I love your fragile, skeleton leaf and the one under glass too, just beautiful. Have not read these books, but they are appealing. I have just finished The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver set in the Belgian Congo: wonderful book. xx

JoZart Designs said...

Beautiful skeleton hydrangea flower. I too love them for their fragility and beauty. Natures temporary treasures.
Thanks for the nudge!
JoZarty x

Gwen said...

Love the skeleton leaf and the book is one for me yet to read.
Lovely post!
I have done a tea post today too inspired by your blog.
Have a wonderful day:)

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Couldn't agree more - tea and a good book, what more could you need for comfort?

sukipoet said...

good eye you have to find the leaf. actually isnt it from the flower?

tea and a good book. i have been indulging overly in these pleasures this winter and need more of the good walk end of the spectrum.

ooglebloops said...

Love rooibos tea - drink it all the time. I have 4 of that series- I may have to start reading them- time to stop collecting them and get with reading them!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have never read any of those books, and didn't even know about them until I read about them in an earlier post on your blog. But tea and a good book are so good and relaxing.

BTW, I love your cheese plate dome and how you have decorated it. Nice leaf in this post, too.

I'm having tea in my craft room today:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I read all the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series -- some of them were laugh out loud fun to read. My aunt says she went and saw a movie of the first book, One for the Money -- Katherine Heigl is playing the lead.

Love rooibus. I have some vanilla rooibus. And creme caramel rooibus. Yum!

Hope your Tuesday is better than mine. I had a slight accident that makes me mad and sad at the same time. Ugh!

Best wishes to you, Tammy

Renee Howell said...

Thanks for the nudge. I got up early and exercised, with the TV. LOVE the leaf skeleton treasure!

~*~Patty S said...

oh your skeleton blossom is a wonder shows fragility and strength all at the same time

at the risk of being "that person" who says I've seen the movie...I was SO taken with the brief episodes of No 1 Detectives...the accents and sights and beauty of Botswana...the books must be a total delight!

here is
my tea today


Kim Mailhot said...

Thank you for the nudge !

Enjoy your cozies !

*jean* said...

i have been nudged...walked the dog and am having some more tea! i love leaf skellies...xo...i have found an author who is considered 'religious' rather than 'fiction' but is so much more! i stumbled upon him at the library, michael d. o'brien...island of the world...loved now on strangers & sojourners which is the beginning book in a trilogy...there are actually 6 books but only the first 3 are in order ...i have not read the no. 1 ladies detective books, but like patty, watched them on the telly...happy tea tuesday, kimmie, pop over if you have time..

She Who Doodles said...

what are you going to do with the leaf? it's worthy of a collage or something to preserve it.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm here (sorry to be such a pain blogger and wordpress don't seem to want to be friends or something).
I love to find skeleton leaves but I don't thing I have ever found a skeleton blossom before. It looks like it came from a dogwood.
I had my mammogram done last week so I am heathy and fine so I pass the health nudge on to the next person.
Happy T on T and thanks for taking off the verification. I hope it doesn't cause any woes.

Lisa said...

tea and a book sounds so good right now! thanks for the link for info about rooibos tea. (now if i could only pronounce it!) and lastly thanks for the beautiful photo of that fragile blossom.

Anna said...

I hope you dont mind, I just pinned your hydrangea skeleton. Its in my Creative inspiration file. I NEED to do it in my new sepia ink....