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!


  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.

  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!!!

  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!

  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.

  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

  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

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

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

  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!!!

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

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

  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

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

    Have a beautiful autumn eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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