In June 2016 we sold Cedar Pond and moved over the mountains and far away. We now live in Deer Park , WA where the weather is a bit more extreme than Cedar Pond's and in spite of the challenges we're rejoicing in life in our new home with field and forest just outside our back door. God is so good to us !
"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes
Monday, March 11, 2013
Bittersweet Memories ~Fairy Tea-Party By The Pond (Tea Time Tuesday)
I am posting one of my favorite tea parties for this Tea Time Tuesday. My husband's parents enjoyed this tea party by our pond with us and 4 of our granddaughters. They had a wonderful time with the little girls, and the granddaughters loved their great-grandparents. My husband's parents both passed away in the last few months, his mother in November, his father just this January, making this post a bittersweet reminder of good times with loved ones we won't see this side of eternity.
The granddaughters requested a Fairy Tea-Party by the pond with their great-grandparents. They were very excited to wear wings and made sure great-grandmother had wings too.
Oldest and youngest granddaughters ( of 6) ready to flutter...
...come on, the tea-party is about to begin !
" I helped pick the food.Cheese and crackers and sandwiches."
Great-grandma Fairy and Great-grandpa visit with the little fairies. Lots of tea is sipped and the day is perfect for tea by the pond. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy, no mosquitos or flies. Just a light pleasant breeze and dappled sunshine. Ducks swim by, granddaughters and grandparents laugh, a lot !
Dessert was of course the most popular part of the tea party.
Angel food cake with home grown raspberries and whipping cream, all the whipping cream any little or big fairy wanted to put on it.
Who needs anything else to eat when you can have this?
I caught this fairy mid bite to show you the teacup she chose for the tea party. She declared this was her favorite for the day.
Thechina teacup and saucer is White Trillium ~by Royal Albert.
This will be a perfect teacup in which to take tea come late spring when we have trilliums blooming all over our property, especially down by the pond.
The little fairies' Grandpa joins us. He is the oldest son of Great-grandparents. We have a wonderful time enjoying each others' company on such a pleasant day.
The day grows late and it is time for the great-grandparents to head for home. Great-grandma ( the oldest fairy at the tea-party) gets a little help from her oldest son, my husband.
I think she liked her wings.
The youngest fairy fell asleep in the swing by the pond.