Monday, March 3, 2014

A promise for Spring



The smell of spring is enticing me to take my tea outside.








Kim Vogel Sawyer is one of my favorite authors.  


I've read many of her books, and "A Promise for Spring" is well worth reading.




As Spring time awakens the beauty of warmth and color, I love to sit out on our patio and watch the birds come and go to the birdfeeder.  A good book and a cup of tea make for an enjoyable way to start the morning.


I hope your Spring is not too far in coming.

21 comments:

Snap said...

You are so lucky to be able to take your tea outside. It looks lovely. Happy tea day!

Ruth Weston said...

How nice you can sit outside for tea! We are rainy and 48...still too early here in my corner of the Pacific Northwest. Lovely setting, and lovely china!
Ruth

Sylvia said...

Oh it's raining here today, but the hope of Spring can't be far away.

Liz said...

It is still cold here in Scotland, but it is lovely to see some sunshine!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can hardly wait for tea outside again. For now, I've enjoyed joining you in the sunlight and mild weather.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How wonderful to have your tea outdoors. I cannot wait for the smell of Spring! The only creatures enjoying our weather these days are the birds and the squirrels as it's so cold. I have read many Amish stories but I am not familiar with this author. I will have to look for her at our book store. Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth Laverty said...

It is wonderful you can have your tea outside. We have snow on the ground and cold in the cold. But soon I hope.
Living in Pennsylvania, I enjoy reading the Amish stories since we have so many in our area. It helps to understand them a bit better.

Beth Laverty said...

It is wonderful you can have your tea outside. We have snow on the ground and cold in the cold. But soon I hope.
Living in Pennsylvania, I enjoy reading the Amish stories since we have so many in our area. It helps to understand them a bit better.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I would love to sit outside on the porch. We have more snow so no sitting on the porch.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a beautiful setting, I would want to be out there too. You tea look delightful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Terri said...

Your patio is so lovely! Just the right spot in the sun, with tea and a good book. Perfection!
Hugs,
Terri

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, how lovely to sit outside and enjoy your tea! You've given me something to look forward to!

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the porch. It looks ready for Spring. My favorite cup is the Homer-Laughlin. Thank you for sharing it. Blessings, Martha

Donna Wilkes said...

It may not feel like spring outside, but the birds are letting us know it is almost time. They begin singing early in the morning and sing past dusk.

Bernideen said...

What a lovely porch to sit and relax and have tea. Your yard is really quite green by comparison to many places. We had 1" of snow covering all our brown last night! So glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

Quinn said...

I am just thrilled - genuinely thrilled - that is is over 20F here at noon today. It was snowing earlier this morning, and yesterday morning it was -7F.
Thank you for sharing your Spring thoughts!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I would love to be able to sit outside and eat. Trouble is when its warm them its mosquitoes and I suffer terrible from them. I may try some torches or something else to ward them off this year. A closed in porch would be nice.
Janice

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I would love to be doing just that today - beautiful tea and setting! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Pat Cantwell said...

Today is a "perfect" pre~Spring day here on the Prairie!
Your porch is calling to me to come outside, dear one! I adore the soft, subtle hues in your quilt and its drape across the settee! I have plans to de~winterize the front and back decks this week! Your post has truly been an inspiration today. . .Visiting from Be Inspired Tuesday!
Fondly,
Pat

Shug said...

I'm visiting from over at Marty's.
Oh my,...the cup and saucer caught my eye.. Are those Homer Laughlin Virginia Rose dishes...
so pretty!!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Lovely quilt!! Oh how we all long for spring, but with your setting it must be just around the corner.