I recently visited my sister, I always love her garden, they are usually full of pretty flowers and trees that have color. Now that it's about time for summer to be over, the flowers have mostly faded.
And greenery is all around. Inside where the large butterfly has landed is a swing to sit and enjoy a much needed time to catch up on days gone by.
With all the feeders around, there usually lots of birds to admire.
The yellow Canna Lillies have bloom pretty but are beginning to fade also.
There's a bench to sit and rest awhile.
Of course the Georgia Bulldog has to guard the door to the patio!
Today I thought since I was in a somber mood, I will stop by the roadside on my way home and pick up a watermelon.
My daughter gave me this watermelon teapot, she thought I would enjoy it. I do, it was perfect with my real watermelon.
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5;18
Saturday was my birthday. I was so blessed and thankful to have my family with me for the day. I had told my girls not to buy me gifts, just that they spend the day, was all I wanted. They arrived around 9 o'clock Saturday morning, gave their daddy some money and told him to take me to breakfast. After we ate we did a little shopping for a couple things. While we were gone they started cleaning my house for me. They didn't want me to do anything, so I just sat there and relaxed. (I could get use to this.)
Of course they had to give me "a little something" so they said.
Knowing I enjoy tea, they gave me a teacup with hydrangea's on
it. Cookies and other goodies.
These are the best cookies, "Belgian Almond Thins" and "Dark Chocolate Petit Beurre Biscuits". This morning I had it with my Twining English Breakfast Tea.
My daughter gave me this pretty photo frame, now to find three photo's to fit in it of the three generations.
I also received in the mail, today from my sweet friend Stephanie, over at The Enchanting Rose this pretty magnet she made and a tag with a teapot stamped on it and on the back it says Tea Party. She is so talented, you must go over and check out her blog, that is if you haven't already discovered her. She makes the cutest cards.
I also received this set of cards in the mail from my friend Cindy, over at Letters from Midlife . She takes her pictures and makes her own cards, they are always so pretty. Please check out her blog also.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.
2nd Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
I love butterflies! Not only are they beautiful but they teach us a lesson, if we just meditate on God's word. He tells us that by receiving His son into our hearts and lives, we become new creatures. Like the butterfly we are transformed into new life.
I found this butterfly on my lattice yesterday and it reminded me of God's love for me. Like the butterfly I am transformed and renewed each day.
Yes, it is that time of the summer! School days! My 14 year old granddaughter will start high school on MONDAY August 5th and my other granddaughter, 11, will start Middle School, in her county the first of September. My the summer has gone by so fast. And my oldest grandson is in the 12th grade this year,,,,,slow down father time, they were just born last year! (at least it seems that way). So yesterday my daughter and I took Anna and Morgan to the August Moon Tea Room for lunch. Anna took her friend Jenni with her since she had never been to a Tea Room before. They really enjoyed it.
Here they are trying on hats.
Aren't they the cutest young ladies. Jenni is a year older than Anna.
Waiting on our lunch.
Here I am with Anna on my right and Morgan on my left.
My daughter Gina, with Anna and Jenni.
We had Peppermint Tea and Chocolate Mint Tea. I love the tea cups.
They were "Made in America" too!
Everyone enjoyed the lunch, so guess they are ready for school. Today is Open House.
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