Oh dear, I bought 2 new teapots and 4 cups advertising Lipton Tea, complete with a picture of Sir Thomas looking lordly and a Folger's coffee tin with a Folger's puzzle inside. The cups and the Folger's go in the advertising collection and the teapots, well, you know where teapots go. The best one is quite large, with a faux-crackle glaze and pictures of camels and palm trees all around it. The handle is molded as part of it. This is a pot to be noticed! My friends are beginning to wonder if I have become a dormouse and plan to live in one, I have so many. I comfort myself by knowing some of you have far more than I do.
The lambs are born! Their busy little tails just flip and flitter as they run and jump and nuzzle their mamas. The neighbor's cows are out and most of their winter grunge has worn off. I used to love when our cows were let out for the spring, they would hop and buck and run and just act crazy, so glad they were to be able to smell fresh air and green grass. Of course, the milk would taste a bit grassy in the spring as well, but the cows were happy.
Today is the 113th annual Convocation of Crows of the Southern Tier. They have arranged themselves in tiers in our back woods. I guess this is just the meet and mingle part of the festivities as they are all talking at the top of their lungs. On the schedule is "Toolmaking to fool humans", "Stupid things people do" "Sources for nest making" and that all-important "Best spots for carrion" I shall be glad when it is over, they are quite noisy.
I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow when I can get back to tea tasting. I am well and I thank you all for your kind words. Coffee manages to overcome the medicine taste, but it came through in the tea and made a lovely drink unpleasant.
Oh dear, I am as bad about plants as I am about tea pots. Our first seasonal garden center opened today and there I was, wallowing in all the smells and the glory of flowers. Teapot designers have gotten stuck on some flowers, I wish they would go to a nursery and expand their repertoire. I would love one with marigolds or edelweiss or some of the very delicate blooms I saw today. I did buy an edelweiss again and maybe this time I can grow one. I never have any good luck, but they call to my Swiss heritage.