What a lovely sound I hear outside today! BIRDS! Singing in the tree just outside the back door – with not a care in the world. They blithely live confident in He who cares for them. Lovely song!
Okay – so maybe I don’t hear the birds today. Maybe all I hear outside is the silence of yet another blanketing of snow in South Jersey. We’re eight to ten inches here and it’s been at it for about seventeen hours with more to come. This, after a few days respite and almost spring weather to fool us into thinking the winter is past.
So – I will not tire you with anymore snowy pictures. I shall take on as though the temperatures are in the 60’s after so much cold! To hear the twittering of birds in due season gives me pause to TAKE JOY in the hope of a season renewed. God is so good to have designed our world in such a fashion. Always something splendid to look forward to in the delights of each season – but this year, I’m sure you’ll agree, springtime and robins in the yard, approaching by week’s end, is especially welcome!
Perhaps that’s part of the inspiration behind our Sandi on PEI calling all tea ladies to celebrate bird themed teatimes this month.
Something my cats take great pleasure in meditating on out the windows each day, in fact, as they peruse the shrubbery within their view for our winged friends. However today, as snowflakes flit outside, our birds are flitting about indoors – birds in the tea . . . birds in the tree . . .
Three bird themed cups, in fact.
Kitty causing trouble during our working teatime this morning while I’m prepping this post. Going after the scones!
Meanwhile, back at the tea cabinet – birdie teacups and saucers are settling down in a lovely vignette.
Hanging china cups in a tree was something of an adventure. A jostle one way or another might loosen them and to the floor in pieces they would go. Much more at home on a shelf designed for them.
But, wait! MORE KITTIES!!
This time it’s my cute-as-can-be kitty-cat creamer and sugar. My robin red breast is unruffled with the clever creamer paw appearing to reach out for him.
This birdie is not alarmed as the sugar kitty seems distracted and looking away.
But, who is that we see in the background?
A sweet tabby kitty curled up and comfy as a teapot lid. I’m afraid she is too aware of the importance of staying right where she is to keep the tea hot and won’t be pouncing on any birdie teacups very soon.
That keeps our bluebirds quite at peace as they survey the scene on a delightful almost spring day.
This is my favorite of my bird themed teacups – a gift from my friend Karan at the Across the Pond Tea Shop! I so admire the handle and shape of the cup, the colors and floral sprig inside and the surprise bird on the back of the cup, too!
Six birds in all on this design! Just delightful!
So much so, that I think I’ll pour myself another cuppa – with a scone – and see if I can keep Copperfield from crashing my tea party trying to paw a scone of his own. Til next time, ladies . . .
Sharing Birds in the Tea this week with:
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Tea Time Tuesday
Terri at Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday
Martha at Martha’s Favorites
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideens Teatime Blog
Ruth at Antiques and Teacups
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Grab my button for this Link-up in the sidebar and feature it on your blog, then check out the posts to be featured here the fourth Monday of every month starting THIS month! Come back when I launch the Link-up first thing Monday, March 24 and link in your brightest and best post(s) – up to four – one in each sub-category – to give your words and images an “encore performance” to bless someone’s day anew with:
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Creatures Great and Small
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The Lord God Made Them All
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