Oh, my! April has almost passed and I’m just getting this posted…and I’m actually procrastinating, even now with what I should be doing. ;^) I’m in the final week of my next-to-last semester in professional writing! Soooo, I’m supposed to be writing! ;^- (I am!) Actually, I tried something new and set up the photos with this post as a draft, then came back and wrote the content later, then scheduled a date to post it — and that didn’t happen. Hmmm — first time for me and this tiny corner of technology, but I’ll figure it out next time!
April’s teacup is from one of my favorite sets. My Great-Aunt Lois, my paternal grandmother’s youngest sister, hand-painted this porcelain cup, years ago for me at the request of my mother. Beautiful dogwood flowers are the theme. I love to see the dogwoods in the spring. I usually keep an eye on one spot in the park where I know a dogwood lives. This year I missed it. (I’m missing a lot, but that’s okay, because what I’m doing sort of makes up for it.) ;^)
Aunt Lois and my Uncle Bob lived in New Mexico where I was born and many of my relatives still live. Now, Aunt Lois and Uncle Bob live less than an hour from me in Oklahoma. I love to stop in for a visit. There are always smiles and welcoming hugs.
Each cup in this set is painted just a little differently in pinks, violets, and greens.
Aunt Lois painted a tiny scene underneath each cup. Each one of these is different, too. What a treasure.
I photographed it when my wisteria was blooming, brief, but spectacular. ;^)
The tea is one of my favorites ~~ a naturally sweet and fruity herbal by Tazo called Passion. It has hibiscus in it. It makes a nice hot tea for something different and is really good iced, as well, since we’ve already gone into the 90s in Oklahoma this spring!!!
I hope that you can take a moment to pour a cup of tea, relax for a moment, and take in the beauty of the day. Thank you for stopping by!