Tea on Tuesday

As I sip my honey lemon ginseng green tea, I am remembering this little "recipe":

A Loving Recipe for a Perfect Cup of Tea

   1- willing friend who loves to sit and share
    1- grateful heart to have a friend that cares
     1- beautiful garden to show us God is near.........


I am thankful for all of those and the friends who drop in for Tea on Tuesdays!

Here are some photos from my garden and thru the woods, as the lush green-ness of summer has left us. There is beauty in nature, warts and all!!

 The root of this flower was used to make coffee and tea during the Civil War- I think it is called blue cornflower.






Faery umbrellas abound- even in a drought! They spring up with the littlest rain shower!


This one reminds me a bit of the old game Pacman!!!


Here are the "warts" :







The different galls are interesting in shapes and colors.



Then, we have winter berries...........................................

The bane of a hay farmer- but pretty!

Before...............                                                                                                          ..and after.






As the greenery is laid to rest in preparation for winter, these are a few hangers on, who will brighten the landscape til the last possible hour.




Please feel free to join us every Tuesday for tea- please visit Kimmie and Patty for links to other participants!



16 comments:

  1. Does that "pac man" mushroom grow in that shape?

    Is that pretty purple "flower" a thistle? It is amazing that such an annoying weed can have those pretty flowers.

    Your pictures of galls enticed me to learn more about them. Thus I learned something new today. Thanks for all that you share.

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  2. Yes, it is a thistle- they can get quite large- my husband goes and hacks them down before they can spread. A neighbor told me, that when the stems are crushed, it turns sugar-like and then his horses will devour them. I am not sure about that, but an interesting thought. The mushroom looks like it had a chunk taken out of it - but so perfectly sliced!!!

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  3. ooo Love your beautiful photos Pat!
    My Mom told me about them drinking Chicory tea in Germany during the war.
    Love the mushroom pic
    I was wondering if the daisy is a kind of wild aster? We have it frolicking in the garden ... I am not calling it a weed heehee
    It is amazing to see the bees and butterflies of all kinds that come and visit that ... we have it out by the mailbox and I have to just stand and watch ... tried taking some pics
    Happy T to you ... your tea sounds yummy Pat!
    oxo

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  4. You have the most beautiful photos. Some of these are things I've never seen before. That mushroom is so unique, and those berries are simply so clear, I feel I could reach out and touch them. Thanks for sharing a bit of nature with us today on tea Tuesday.

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  5. Patty is right - that blue flower is chicory - had a lapse in brain power when I was trying to think of the flower's name!!!LOL

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  6. At first I thought you had taken a slice out of that mushroom .... Not something I would dare to do! We have mushroom hunters around here ... But it seems a risky business to me :)

    I love your tea quote and it is always a pleasure to stop by for tea :)

    Happy Tuesday! Kimmie

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  7. Chicory is also used in New Orleans in coffee. It is a "leftover" from the French.

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  8. Ahhhhhhhhhh....doesn't matter what it is, it's all good and lvoely!

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  9. There are mushroom hunters around here, that have been doing it for generations! I would love to go along with one of them, and learn all about the different 'shrooms. Their credo is "when in doubt, DON'T" -good advice to follow- so I DON'T- I just take pix!!!

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  10. Delightful post - I'm going to bed now & may dream of faeries uinder the mushrooms with cornflower head dresses

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  11. Enjoyed this informative post. Always enjoy your pics. Learned something today, had never seen chicory before. Enjoyed having tea with you.

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  12. GREAT QUOTE! Loved your pictures and all the great info, especially the bits on mushrooms and chicory. Good Job and as always I love my visit with you on Tuesday. Lennie

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  13. Love your poem ... so enjoy seeing all the plants, so many to learn of.

    Have a beautiful autumn eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  14. Lovely photos. Winter berries are a great sight.

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