I have been thinking, this spring, of English country cottages, blue willow china on aged and dark welsh dressers, fires in the fireplace to ward away the damp spring rain chill and of everything cozy - especially steaming cups of tea!

I love the plink and ploink of the raindrops falling off the drooping tree branches, the dark, rich colors when everything is wet and I love the muted quality of the light. I love how the showers come and go and make the garden so lush! And, I LOVE raindrops on the window panes!!

It makes for a good day alone - a good day alone with a book, perhaps!

and, I was thinking that this spring has been so wonderful in this way and "it's been such good weather for ducks, too!" and, then, I thought of this....

(...and, since it's still raining, even now, I will share it with you and go get the kettle boiling for a pot of tea. And I wonder if you would agree that: "Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors." ~ Alice Walker)

(I don't know... I'm not British but that's just how I feel about it, anyway!)

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~ C.S. Lewis

The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement." ~ Arthur Gray

“Nowhere is the English genius of domesticity more notably evident than in the festival of afternoon tea. The chink of cups and the saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.”~ George R. Gissing

"It is strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." ~ Author Unknown

 "Tea should be taken in solitude." ~ C.S. Lewis


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