Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This and That and Tea

Today I'm joining Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons for Tea on Tuesday.   For the occasion, I made a blackberry cobbler and topped it with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream.  I know most folks wouldn't think of baking when temperatures are above 100 degrees, but I was craving a big bowl of something sweet.  The tea I had is one of my favorites - Twinings Organic African Honeybush & Lemon.
 During the week, there is not a whole lot of crocheting going on with school and housework keeping me busy.  The balconies needed sweeping after all the dust storms and imagine my surprise when I looked up to find this guy sitting right on the fence just a foot away from me.  He didn't fly away when I got close.  I talked to him and he would just sit there and listen.  Later on, he moved to the end of the balcony and settled into one of my plants.  I gave him water and bread and banned Jingles from going outside.
 He was gone the next morning.  I don't know what was wrong, but guess he was able to sleep it off.
I took the moon picture above on Saturday night and the one below this evening.  On Monday, June 4th, the Full Strawberry Moon will be visible.  
Hard to believe that yet another month is nearly over.  My oldest son has exams this week and then will be finished with his junior year of high school.  My 8th grader will finish up on the 4th.  Another school year just about over.

It's almost 10 o'clock pm and sleep is sounding pretty good to me right about now.  I'll stop by tomorrow to visit all the other tea party participants.  Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday.


Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and what kind of bird is that. He seams a bit dusty. I hope you have a great week.


Debi Y. said...

The cobbler looks delicious. Poor little bird - maybe the dust was getting to him. I'm sure he felt better when you gave him the water. Enjoy your week. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

The blackberry cobbler will be delicious.
The little bird does not look very well and would have appreciated the water.
I love the moon pictures.

Hope you are enjoying the week

Createology said...

Your cobbler is delicious looking and I would have baked also. Sweet little bird to need you caring for him. You allowed him to rest and refuel and then travel on. Great rest of the week my dear...

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

that tea sounds delicious and glad the dust has settled... we are in exam block here in Australia as well, but only for half year exams as we run Jan to December school year... my daughter is a bit jealous that junior year is almost done, she has six more months...have a great week xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Glad that you got blackberries in your area and they are the perfect match with vanilla ice cream. That's just my taste.
Poor bird looks like being sick, the head part is not looking too well. Hope it literally 'fluffed' back!
Love to you,

angeliki said...

Hi Tammy,
I enjoy your posts so much! They leave me with a special feeling!!
I like your moon pictures, I also have a few in my blog! Are they taken via a camera?

pembrokeshire lass said...

I just love blackberry cobbler so my mind is trying to persuade me to make one for us...we'll see. Funny about that bird wasn't it..guess you'll never know! Joan

kimmie said...

poor little bird - he looks like he had dust in his eyes :(
a little R&R on your balcony must be just what he needed!

You have some amazing shots of the moon - I don't know anything about the "strawberry moon," but our first strawberries are beginning to ripen right now :)

Happy Tuesday Tammy!

Yvonne said...

Oh boy, hard to beat cobbler with ice cream. Glad the dust has settled for awhile. We have calm mornings, but very windy afternoons. Hot, humid, mid 90's or higher by afternoon. Seeking shade when outside and so are our birds. They love out bird bath, and sometimes completely dunk themselves under water. It's entertaining to watch. Your tea sounds wonderful. Yep, how time flies. Keep enjoying those little things.

Mereknits said...

That bird is adorable, sent to you especially to have a chat. We are heading into exams than my oldest graduates from High School on the 7th. I am sad, happy, relieved and panicked all at the same time.
Hugs to you,

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
I would love to join you for cobbler, ice cream and tea. Sounds perfect!! Your sons are sure growing up. I know you enjoy them very much. I raised two boys myself, and I love them to death. Hope you are having a happy week, sweet friend~ Vicki

Susan said...

Hi Tammy: It was, indeed, a good Tuesday. Loved your moon shots as well as the one of the little visiting birdie. So sweet. Thanks for sharing. Do you buy fresh blackberries for your cobbler? Do they have farmers markets in Kuwait? Susan

~*~Patty S said...

your moon photos are magical...really wonderful

AND your blackberry cobbler with ice cream is really calling me...I salute you for turning on the oven!

It is hard to believe that May is about to end...this year has flown by

wonder if that sweet birdie got dust in his eyes


Catherine said...

Oh such yummy treats! I'm glad the bird had a rest and was able to hopefully fly away. That moon is beautiful. It's hard to believe June is almost here!
xo Catherine

A Vintage Chic said...

I always love your photos, Tammy...and that dessert looks delicious!

School is wrapping up for us tomorrow--looking forward to freer days around here!

Wishing you a wonderful day, dear friend!


The English Romantic said...

That poor little bird certainly found a friend in you.
Blackberries and vanilla ice cream sound like a match made in heaven.
We are heading for a great weekend celebrating the Queens Jubilee.
We are a nation covered in Union Jack bunting, it's going to be a fun holiday.
Smiles, Angela.x

vintage grey said...

Blackberry cobbler!! So yummy!! Hope you can get some crocheting in this week!! xo Heather

Suffia said...

Hi Tammy, your cobbler and ice cream look delish. Perfect for a hot summer day. The end of school year is approaching and I'm excited too.
have a great day.

Caterina Giglio said...

happy tea day, your cobbler looks divine... so glad that you knew where Geneva was, it is adorable isn't it? guess I will have to go back! ciao bella! xo

Perfectly Printed said...

Just found your blog! I'm your newest follower. How nice of you to take care of the bird, he did look a little under the weather!


Becca said...

Blackberry cobbler is my favorite! Poor little bird...he felt safe at your house.

Mary said...

That's what I need to do with those blackberries in the 'frig, make a delicious cobbler. Pouring with rain today, a great day to stay in and bake something yummy!

Hope the bird made it - perhaps he was just tired from flying in the dust!

Hugs - Mary

Nancy said...

I love fruit cobblers and blackberries are my favourite fruit!
Your poor little bird, maybe he hit something and got a bit of concussion, peace and water was probably the best medicine :)
I missed tea yesterday but then any day is good for tea :)

val said...

He looks young, maybe all that dust just got to him.. Glad you could help him out. I'll have to try that tea...sounds good. I've not been crocheting either, loads and loads of yard work has kept me busy! Have a great rest of the week.

Kelly_Deal said...

Yummy! Your cobbler looks delish! Poor bird! I would have fed him and let him rest too!

Linda said...

Sweet Mourning Dove, I love those in my yard. :)

It seems like it was just yesterday that I posted a photo of the Strawberry Moon on my fb page and now I realize it's been a year since the last one. I've been watching the moon grow this past week and it's neat that you captured it. No pictures of it from me. I haven't been doing much of anything other than being lazy in our pool, though Jim and I have enjoyed some wonderful bike rides.

Strawberries are plentiful in my garden now - I eat them right off the plants.

Hope you enjoy a good remainder of the week. School is long ago memory now for us here - this being 2 weeks off now.


Sam I Am...... said...

Yum! I turn the oven on, no problem when my sweet tooth is calling! That looks so good!
Sweet bird but he/she does look a little "frazzled"...probably the dust. YOu moon pictures are always SO beautiful. I've tried and can't get any. It just looks like a dot in the sky. Do you have a zoom lens?
I am so tired and I don't know why. I yawn all day and today I'm just dragging. It rained and it's cooler but now it's humid. I want to take a nap! I started crocheting my granny stripe but noticed I'd been doing the edges wrong and it looked terrible. It needs to be redone but I think maybe I'll walk away from it for now and work on my wool applique. Sometimes, after I finish a big project I might need to do something else instead of crochet for a bit. I think that's why I goofed...I think I still had the ripple pattern in my brain! LOL! TTYL!

nanny said...

I haven't made a cobbler in so long.....I love them so!

Your moon shots are super!

Privet and Holly said...

Berry cobblers are
my most favorite kind
and yours sounds yummy!

My daughter will finish
her junior year next week
and my son will wrap up
7th grade, so we are almost
on the same track in our
households : )

Does your son have any
college plans? My daughter
has hers narrowed down and
will begin the application
process in the fall. Have to
pinch myself to believe it!

Hope you got your rest....

xo Suzanne

PS: Love the sound of
that tea!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

Yum! Blackberry Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts! My other favorite cobbler is sweet potato. Have you ever tried that? It might just be an Alabama dish. :) I think lemon tea would be the perfect drink to go with it too.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You always make the yummiest looking things! I hope your family knows just how blessed they are to have you, you are so very talented.

I love the picture of the sweet bird. Poor little fellow looks so upset. So glad you where there to help him out. Bless you. :)

Hope things slow down a bit for you so you can get back to crocheting again.

Blessings always

Little Treasures said...

Yes, the school year is almost finished and I can't wait!
Love the moon pictures!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Blackberry cobbler........so wonderful! The tea sounds wonderful as well. Love the photos!

June said...

Isn't it crazy how time is just flying by? I can hardly believe it's June already. Your boys are probably happy to have a break from school and spend more time with their mom.
I hope you have a great weekend Tammy.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tammy, I would have risked heating up the house even more to have some of that cobbler! Funny thing, yesterday my friend gave an afternoon tea party combined with a crochet lesson, and then today I find your post about tea and crocheting!

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