Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shades of Summer Past

Morning Rituals

The morning sun rises over our house and blankets the forest behind with a shimmer of gleaming light.  The morning sun breaks through the canopy of dawn and the forest awakens.  Silence is broken by the birds as they respond in kind offering their heart-songs with devout eagerness.  My view from our living room windows is like having a front row seat in the best theater.

The morning calm soothes my soul along with the unease of everyday life stresses.  The quiet of the morning is intoxicating, natures purest form of meditation. Sipping my first hot cup of tea in the early hours as my world awakens has got to be one of my
most blissful moments.
A cup of tea may not solve everything, but it certainly soothes the soul...
❤ Our daily rituals are often overlooked ❤

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  1. Love your teacup! Is it a tea for one? Really like the black and white and the great saying. Lovely flowers and garden... perfect for those quiet moments. Happy Autumn and Happy Tea Day!

  2. Your teacup says it all! Lovely photos...captures the essence of fall. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. What a lovely blog you have, Helena! And I'm happy to 'meet' another Canadian bloggy friend. I'm on PEI. Your photos are beautiful and your words very soothing. One of the reasons I began blogging was to express myself through words as I too liked to write. I have since gotten away from it {writing short stories, I mean} here in Blogland but I enjoy hosting my tea party every week. Love your tea-for-one set; very sweet! Thank you for stopping by and joining me for tea. Happy Autumn. I'm your newest follower.


  4. Your tea time looks very special. I love the bright punch of colour in the sunflowers.

  5. I enjoyed your blog so much today. And that tea for one set in black and white toile is LOVELY! Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Hi Helena,
    I was just browsing your blog and it is so pretty! The photos are lovely....love your black and white china cups. I will follow your blog and if you have time I would appreciate you following mine. Would you like me on facebook?
    Warmest regards,
    Diane Porazzo