March is blowing out like a lion in my neck of the country today. Temperatures in the ’20’s and snow expected overnight.
Hope my budding daffodils survive to thrive . . .
And, just when I’m getting all my bunnies and Beatrix Potter out to play, too!
No matter. March has flown by and my Blogoversary celebrations are wrapping up this week with my All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-up – live till midnight on Friday. Do click on the LINK HERE and link in your brightest and best post from this past month – or more! Up to four! Illustrating one of the lines in the verse from the hymn.
All who link in will be entered in my GIVE-AWAY – one for each link-in. Winner announced on Pink Saturday this weekend!
But, today I’m thinking tea as I type with fingerless gloves on my chilly hands. Taking tea with Seamus and shamrocks and how I shall be packing them away with a fond farewell by the end of the week with dear Beatrix blooming next on my tea cabinet vignette.
My shamrock teapot for one pot is steeping – what else: GREEN TEA . . . while this sweet treat shamrock plate by Tara, made in Galway, is the perfect frame for my yummy today – my Anise & Almond Tea Cookie – Recipe HERE.
I’ve stuffed it with home-made strawberry jam . . .
Made by a talented young lady musician I work with as a writing mentor. I help Haley with her blog about her Irish fiddle gigs, travels and competitions at Tuneful Journeys.
Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed her playing recently at the local Celtic Celebration with other gifted young Irish musicians.
Tea is ready and I’ll be sipping from my shamrock teacup and saucer – named for my daughter, Bethany . . .
And, tipping my hat to my little vintage leprechaun from Ireland but Made in Japan circa 1950’s. . .
Who has presided over all and sundry in the dining room this month and having a jolly time of it, I daresay!
March and St. Patrick’s Day greenery is only days from turning to April when I have high hopes for the return of florals in my garden and buds turning to leaves on my lilac trees! As we look towards Resurrection Sunday I am confident of the New Life that promises and is surely fulfilled in due season – fierce winters notwithstanding! So, though March is quickly passing away – the words of St. Patrick I’ll carry into each day . . .
Sharing Seamus & Shamrock Farewell 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