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A fall day calls for a leaf cup.

#teaatwork #alishanoolong #mimisteas #japaneseteacup #yunomi #fallleaves #fallday
Ok, so maybe I am a sap or maybe I am a  rescuer...you decide. I bought this sweet little pot knowing it had a chip inside the lid rim, but not knowing it also had an invisible crack at the top of the handle on the main body. I only discovered that when I filled it with water. So...its had a hard life. Its been abused by its previous owner. 
I will cherish it as a thing of beauty. It has earned a place of ornament and respect in my collection. I did not pass it by because it was imperfect. It had value to me even with the visible chip. I am reminded of Paul's words..."we may get crushed but not destroyed". Like many of us carrying pain and brokenness on the inside... the hidden places, yet showing a façade of having it all together.  Its the human condition. 
I don't know what the writing on the back says, likely a lovely tea poem...if you can translate it I would appreciate knowing what it says. Please tell me in comments.

#2corinthians49 #claypot #thriftstorefind #rescuepot #teapotrescue #chinesepottery #teapot #tè #ineedanotherteacabinet
Ok, so maybe I am a sap or maybe I am a rescuer...you decide. I bought this sweet little pot knowing it had a chip inside the lid rim, but not knowing it also had an invisible crack at the top of the handle on the main body. I only discovered that when I filled it with water. So...its had a hard life. Its been abused by its previous owner. I will cherish it as a thing of beauty. It has earned a place of ornament and respect in my collection. I did not pass it by because it was imperfect. It had value to me even with the visible chip. I am reminded of Paul's words..."we may get crushed but not destroyed". Like many of us carrying pain and brokenness on the inside... the hidden places, yet showing a façade of having it all together. Its the human condition. I don't know what the writing on the back says, likely a lovely tea poem...if you can translate it I would appreciate knowing what it says. Please tell me in comments. #2corinthians49  #claypot  #thriftstorefind  #rescuepot  #teapotrescue  #chinesepottery  #teapot  #tè  #ineedanotherteacabinet 
Tea people are so kind. This is a precious 2010 Lao TKY, not so easy to come by, yet @thehappyteaman gifted me with a  very generous portion from his own stash. Its a blustery fall day in the PNW and after raking leaves and spreading them over the garden beds for a winter blanket, this infusion of nutty, roasty goodness is just perfect to come home to. Thank you!

#tieguanyin #oolong #teafriend #tè #upperleftusa #pnwlife #fallleaves #clayteapot
Tea people are so kind. This is a precious 2010 Lao TKY, not so easy to come by, yet @thehappyteaman gifted me with a very generous portion from his own stash. Its a blustery fall day in the PNW and after raking leaves and spreading them over the garden beds for a winter blanket, this infusion of nutty, roasty goodness is just perfect to come home to. Thank you! #tieguanyin  #oolong  #teafriend  #tè  #upperleftusa  #pnwlife  #fallleaves  #clayteapot 
A delightful gyokuro gifted from @teavoyeur . Thank you so much! You've given me something to smile about on this rainy, gray day. And indeed you are right, the flavor from the boiling-water-quick-brew is nice!

#teafriend #gyokuro #greentea #tè #studytea #learnsomethingnew #bankoyaki #kyusu #teapot #clayteapot #japanesetea  #gorgeousteaware #ineedanotherteacabinet
Playing with my new garden toy and experimenting this winter to see if it will be enough to protect my tender succulents...its not always the cold that does them in...its the relentless  spring rains. The whole thing will be wrapped in a sheet of bubble wrap for the coldest temps. Fingers crossed! Best of all...it was free!
#succulents #freetacomafinds #freefinds #ilovegardening #plantgeek #minigreenhouse #smallgreenhouse
"Despite the gardener's best intentions, Nature will improvise."
Michael P. Garafalo
 Garden Digest

#whowillwin #plantgeek #myhappyplace #tree #treebark #treebarkart #ilovegardening
The aptly named "Bee's Lemon" Kniphofia.
#plantgeek #kniphofia #mygarden #beefriendly #apismellifera #yellowflowers #greenflowers