Thursday, May 17, 2012

One Sunny Country Morning

I was getting tired of watering 
and weeding
picking up piles of horse poop
and tired of 
throwing broody hens
 off their nests.... I put the kettle on
grabbed my camera
and  few 
other things
and headed out
under the trees.


 It was a perfect morning
for taking pictures
sipping tea 
and reading a
good book.

Chelsea thought so too.

The photo above with the
rose on the book 
reminds me of the movie
'You've Got Mail'

I love that movie.

The book is 
The Mill On The Floss
George Eliot 

It belonged to my
Nana and
I've had it for years.


I think it's time I read it.

Lizzy hung out on her favorite
watching me.

A cup of tea and a good book
under the trees 
on a sunny morning in the country.

Tattered old lace found at the flea market

It doesn't get much better
than this.


Linking to
Nancy at Rural Journal for

Rural Thursday 



Tara Dillard said...

haven't read that either.

Bought, $1, Emily Dickinson complete poems yesterday. It's for my Conservatory. So many lines seem to be written for gardeners....

also found, Monet's Table, $2. already have 2 copies. this one is to give away.

Love kitty in the birdbath. Dog following you.

I'm shopping downtown at the wholesale mart with a client today. quite fun.

Garden & be Well, XO T

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful pictures! I read that book in high school, but I don't remember much about it.

Debbie said...

Wise choice. Some things are with us always and can be postponed for needful things :D. Love your pics.

Carolyn said...

It doesn't get much better than your post! I agree, a cup of tea, a good book and a beautiful day go hand in hand!

Thuis Thuis said...

You have a lovely blog.
Will follow to see more.
Love, Annette

TexWisGirl said...

pup and kitty as companions - nothing better. :)

Red Gate Farm said...

What a fabulous way to spend a little time... I hope you enjoyed a bit of quiet time here after your photo shoot! And I think the roses in the simple aqua jar is my favorite... but the beautiful linens are a close, close second!


val's alentejo said...

This is such a peaceful relaxing post Maura.
I can just imagine how you felt. Farm life is hectic at times.
Your table "you've got mail" love that.. Its amongst my favorite movies.. i must have watched it about 8 or 9 times..
Your cat looks very relaxed..
best wishes

Kim said...

I'm on my way over ~ with my own book of course! Lovely.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You are 'spot on' Maura, a lovely sunny day, a good book, and a pot of tea, enjoyed beneath the shade of an old tree, with your favorite friend close by...
Perfect !
Such a lovely table setting, my heart skips a beat or two when I first saw your Blue Willow...delightful :)

FlowerLady said...

Oh how lovely and romantic and what a wonderful way to spend a morning.


NanaNor's said...

Hi Maura, I sure would love to come have tea with you-your table looks so inviting. Of course, everything about your yard looks inviting.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Noreen

Betty Manousos said...

first off, i heart your super awesome blog.

i just love your shots and your place looks heavenly!
thanks i really enjoyed my visit here.

Tina said...

Maura, this reflects such a peaceful morning! Great pcitures.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! This looks like a perfect way to spend some quality time enjoying life.

NanaDiana said...

I don't think I have ever heard of that book. It looks like you spent a delightful morning with your camera out and about. BEAUTIFUL pictures and not a pile of horse poop to be seen!;>) xo Diana

Lynne said...

Your post was so relaxing and soothing to read. Loved Mizzy relaxing in the water container, or maybe it is a bird seed container?

Seeing your blue Mason jar reminded me of mine . . . and out the three sizes came. Great for flowers aren't they?

A good book, pleasant weather, relaxing from the outdoor and indoor tasks is a "very good thing" to feed the soul. I am happy you are treating yourself kindly.

Ioana-Carmen said...

you and your blog are stunning!
Do you think we can follow each others blog? :X

Deb said...

The colours in this post are so beautiful. Love the blue and white china and that lace table-cloth is so pretty. Tablecloths always look so perfect outside. You know, I have never bought a bird bath but I see now that all cat owners should have one. Hugs to Lizzy and to you. Deb

Kerin said...

you are a wise woman; to stop, smell the flowers and enjoy the day that the Lord has granted us.

I need to do that more often.
A lot more often.

Thank you for reminding me to enjoy lifes little blessings, and pleasures.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Maura: What a beautiful, peaceful idea. The colors are so vibrant in your photos. This would be an ideal morning, city or country..Happy Thursday..Judy

traci said...

that is a wonderful way to spend a sunny day. i would have joined you. beautiful images.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I've said it before, Maura. I love it when a see a new post from you pop up in my blogroll. I like to linger awhile when visiting you. Have a lovely Victoria Day weekend (a little nod to your Canadian connection).

Anonymous said...

You are so right, it doesn't get any better than the "perfect" day. The kitty in the bird bath just tickles me.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Lizzy is adorable in her perch! I love You got mail too. Would love to be sitting there feeling the breeze and smell of your roses.

Christy said...

Hi Maura,

Thank you for leaving all those lovely comments on my Blog and following me.

It truly is a small world.

I love the willow pattern, all set out on your table, so peaceful.

Lil Bit Brit

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a glorious way to spend a morning! Your table linens are lovely and I adore your pillow...they make me think of a wonderful summer day. Wonderful photos and a perfect sunny morning to enjoy a cup of tea outdoors.

Mumzie said...

I love your post today. Such beautiful colors and lovely table setting. Tea sounds wonderful too. Yvonne

Nancy said...

How lovely! A perfect setting for afternoon tea with your furry kids! :)

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. :)

Kay's flowers said...

Soooo beautiful! The table is set so lovely and a cup of tea and a good book are the perfect thing to do on a sweet country morning. Have a wonderful weekend.


Cozy Little House said...

Absolute perfection.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Yes, it doesn't get much better than this. An absolutely charming place to forget the cares of the world and to relax awhile. Enjoy!

Cottage Tails said...

ahhh my kinda day and my kinda cat!
Love Leanne

~~Carol~~ said...

I've never seen such a beautiful blog post! Oh wait, that's not true, because I've been reading your blog for the last half hour, and each one is lovely. I'm now a follower!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Lovely photos. The red roses with the aqua jars, such a nice contrast. I also loved the kitty cat in the bird bath! Have a wonderful weekend, Jean

Shirley said...

Hi Maura, I am taking some "me" time to read blogs tonight. I would love to have a cup of tea with you and just visit. It looks so relaxing and makes me homesick for the farm that is what you get for being raised on the farm. I still enjoy being able to sit under the shade tree and just enjoy the peace and quiet. I enjoyed the previous post to. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

Anonymous said...

SO lovely Maura... can I come for tea?! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.

Snooks said...

No it sure doesn't get better then this. What a delightful little table with tea. Looks so relaxing. Love the pictures.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful post, Maura. So calm and peaceful. I love the tabletop you created and how you photographed it with the vintage bicycle in the background. Ahhhh. Would love to be in that place. Thanks for sharing.


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