Sunday, March 3, 2013



By the time we reach the 26th of February, we're more than half way through winter.  Despite the fact that we are tired of the high snow banks and creeping around the corners in our cars to see; snow removal dilemnas, and having "cabin fever", our minds are welcoming each day with the hope of the end and the beginning.
March 1 is close - will it come in like a Lion?  or will it come in like a Lamb?  There is always a wild weather pattern that is blamed on St. Patrick, but whatever happens in March, it is tolerated, because April is next and that is spring!  It is such an anxious feeling we have this time of year - we've made it this far - we can hang on just 32 more days or so.....but until then, I am
Dreaming, just dreaming...

But especially during our Cabin Fever days, there are still moments we need an escape from our cares and troubles, as we don't always feel hopeful.  My dear friend Ruth has a way of putting the thoughts of our hearts into words. 
Help me Lord to find a time for prayer,
Where only you and I are there.
A time of peace, a time of light,
Even if it be the middle of the night.
A time so rich with your Grace,
It will become our special place.
To talk, to share, to let you know how much I care.
To give you thanks for all you do,
To guide me all my life through.
- Ruth J. Boyce - copyright 2002

Ruth J. Boyce


Tea with a friend on Valentine's Day

We enjoyed Saffron Scones and Mighty Leaf Tea/Orange Dulce



I'm going on vacation, Monday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  When I return, I'll be focusing on getting updated pictures for my "Teapots and Their Stories" as I begin to post them.  However you spend your days during the next week or so, make sure to take time for yourself, and have a cup of tea!  SB

I'd love to read your Valentine's Day traditions or ideas of something new you're going to do this year.


  1. Hi Sue,
    What a pleasure to see our dear friend Ruth's picture and to read her lovely poem. We will all have to get together for tea when I get home! So you collect red transferware, too? Yours are beautiful on the silver tray. I remember well what "cabin fever" feels like! Its beautiful and warm here in Florida, but I'm lonesome for family.
    Spring will come!
    Hugs, Nancy

  2. Beautiful prayer and glad to hear we are 1/2 way through winter!