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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 29 June 2015

Tea Time in the Summertime

Welcome back to Tea Time Tuesday, my lovely friends, and welcome Summer! I just love Montgomery's quote above and I have shared a few photos of our beautiful island for our tea today. I hope you enjoy them! 

Stop and smell the roses.

While I was away, Summer arrived, and since my last posting, the roses and lupins have bloomed. My lupins didn't come up but there are plenty decorating the fields and ditches here on PEI. 

Lupins at Stanley Bridge with a red clay road in the background

I regret I did not take the picture below. My neighbor up the street did but this is a perfect example of how beautiful our island is.

Lupins along the shore at Tea Hill

I have gathered some of my roses to enjoy with our tea. 

My roses are not the most exotic in the garden but their scent is reminiscent of the wild roses that grow freely along the sea shore here on the island. Their scent is quite intoxicating and I love how they waft their fragrance through a room.

Wild roses mixed among evergreens along the seashore.

Roses by the River Clyde in New Glasgow

Ah, summertime! A time to savour the blossoms and sweet fresh air, a walk along the beach or a path through the woods.


                    Rolling hills and pasture land in New Glasgow

              Our son taking a walk through the woods with a friend. 

We had a wonderful visit with our son who has spent the last three years in Illinois completing a postdoc. In a couple of weeks he will be moving across the country to another state for a two year postdoc position. After that he will apply for tenure. Many folks have no idea how many years of study and research it takes to become a full-fledged Math professor; more than an MD actually. But he's almost there and we are so proud of his accomplishments!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few pictures of our island before we have our tea.

I love arranging my old-fashioned roses in a canning jar.

On Wednesday, we Canadians will celebrate Canada Day and my American friends will celebrate the 4th of July on the weekend. 

                               courtesy of the Internet

I thought red and white would be appropriate for Tea Time today.

I am using my Burleigh Felicity and Mason's Vista teacups. Both teacups are made in England. 



I took a cranberry and almond tart from the freezer for our sweet. Sorry, no home made treats today.

Hubby and I had tea at the New Glasgow PEI Preserve Company on the weekend and I tried a new tea while there. I had to borrow this picture from the Internet because I forgot to take one.

courtesy of the internet

I liked the tea so well that I brought some home with me. It is Tea Hill Strawberry and it is delicious! A loose leaf Ceylon black tea with blackberry and strawberry.

I also got a new teacup there but I will share that another day.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you didn't mind my long post. 

Please join me by linking up your tea/coffee/chocolate/iced tea/lemonade things, tea time recipes, or a trip to a Tea Room. We tea ladies enjoy all of those things. Wishing you all a delightful day and have a lovely and safe holiday this coming week.

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayward sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am also linking up to these wonderful parties ~

A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi