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Moss Rose Connections

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Welcome Tea Friends,

I hope this post finds you happy and healthy. The 100+ temps have begun to weigh me down and my flowers. I'm starting to yearn for autumn even though I'll miss the warm evenings.

Well, the garden has certainly suffered from the drought. It's not enjoyable looking out onto brown grass and dry foliage, but all of us are doing our part to conserve water. At the start of summer I purchased some drought resistant plants and two pots of colorful moss roses. The garden desperately needed some color. I was not familiar with these flowers and thought they would add the perfect amount of color to one of my pots. 



I have really enjoyed these tiny pom poms of color and they have done remarkably well in the heat. There is such a variety of color between the two plants.

I've learned moss roses originate from South America and their seeds are edible raw or cooked.

After I bought the these little roses, I realized I had a Royal Albert dessert plate named Moss Rose-an e…

School Bells are Ringing...

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Dear Tea Friends,

   School bells are ringing and my head is spinning. I'm a teacher and I head back to school this week. The last two weeks have been a bit hectic as I was given a new teaching assignment. I've been staying up to the wee hours of the morning writing curriculum and planning. Sorry that my blog has suffered. I was hoping to post tonight, but I don't think that will happen. I have all of my photos ready to go-I just need to type the post.

Blogging has been such a wonderful outlet to me. Teaching can be all consuming and blogging provides balance and an opportunity to devote time to my interest of tea and teacups. It is something I want to continue to do on a regular basis. (There may just be some speed bumps along the way.) I thoroughly enjoy the connections I have made with all of you and I find your posts so inspiring.
Please join me for tea next week,
Noreen

Pretty as a Peach Paragon

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Happy August Tea Friends,
I hope you are enjoying the last "official" month of summer! Please accept my apologies for not posting last week. I flew to a work conference in San Diego and the wifi was really spotty in the hotel which made it quite difficult to complete a post. I'll finish up that post at another time. For now I would like to share about yesterday's fruit picking experience.

My family has been eager for me to make a peach cobbler so we awoke early and headed to a u-pick farm area. The farm we chose had u-pick yellow peaches, white peaches, plums and heirloom tomatoes.
We are not huge fans of white peaches so we were on the lookout for yellow ones. Unfortunately only two of the trees had yellow peaches-petite ones and they were rock hard. Hence no peach cobbler...I will share the my recipe later in another post.






Peach Trees



I'm most excited about the heirloom tomatoes we picked because our vegetable garden was very unsuccessful this summer. I believe the …