Summer nears, and life's pace changes. The school year is over for most children, and playtime and travel ensues. It's a transition time, and one that sometimes slows it's pace in Blogland. Writing and posting is an art that seems to thrive mostly during the cold, winter months. But there are still some inspiring and interesting things happening at some people's blogs. Let's take a little journey through Blogland today and visit some bloggy friends. Maybe they'll even have a cuppa tea to share with us. I'll take cookies. Can you bring some scones?
The Farm Chicks had their amazing show and sale at the fairgrounds in Spokane this past week-end. They have an update and pictures on their blog of this fun event. My friend, Paula, went to the show and I am excited about seeing her again and getting a first-hand report!
At A Haven for Vee, we learn that life has been weighing heavily upon Vee and her beloved mother and grandmother. My own mother had similar challenges to hers, so I know how much she would value and cherish your prayers and support. A sweet note to her can bring encouragement and hope for the day. She's busy though, so if you write, remember she doesn't have time to respond right now. You'll see what I mean when you read her post. God be with you and yours, Vee.
Over at Coffee, Tea, Books & Me, Brenda is adjusting to an emptier nest now that her darling daughter and family have gone back home. As always, Brenda has great insights for adjusting to changes, both in life and circumstance. Additionally, she illustrates how family is most important and can make their own fun in every situation. Happy summer, Brenda!
Linda at Friendships Tea share the perfect meld of all things tea and family. A grandson in the family provides opportunity for adventure and excitement as they explore places and things. Of course the tea kettle is always on, and Linda enjoys many a proper tea!
The Happy Wanderer, aka Ellen, shares all things family, food, and travel on her blog. Since she shares her time between California and Washington, there is always something new and interesting to read about on her blog. In addition to reading about her warm and wonderful extended family, I enjoy her tablescapes and food events. Food for inspiration!
Clarice always inspires me! At Storybook Woods, see her beautiful forget-me-knot tray and the other beautiful things she's been creating. Her appreciation for vintage and beautiful colors always draws me to her space. I always learn so much from her.
Stitching for a nursery and the nesting instinct are taking place at Sugar Bowl House. Michele is preparing for the addition of a new little one. She's always provided a view of her interesting quilting and knitting projects. Now they are presented with new focus. Congratulations, Michele! I'm excited for you and yours!
Marilyn has been blogging for one year now! Her Delights of the Heart always inspires as she shares tidbits of wisdom, all things tea, garden graces, and of her love for textiles. Best wishes for another great year of blogging, Marilyn! It's nice to have you as part of our world.
At Rosemary's Sampler, sisters Nancy and Susanna share the keyboard as they tell of life at Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances. Their combination of tea room and herb shop with garden creates a perfect setting that showcases the best of all their talents and abilities. I always enjoy my visit to their blog-home.
Salina is blogging again, and I think you'll enjoy her artful creations. She's at Salina's Home Journal, a place where she shares her love of home, family, and the creative arts. I love her paper crafted items. Each has an element of charm and creative grace.
Inland Empire Girl at Gathering Around the Table shares inspiration for writing, gardening, travel, and more. Her gift of teaching blesses many, including a multitude of students who have sat in her classroom each year. My heart always holds a very special place for teachers of youth.
I've been sharing plant-based and gluten-free recipes at My Cozy Kitchen. You are always welcome to stop by. Even when eating 'without' food can be yummy and filling. Tantalize your taste buds with something new for dinner tonight.
And last, but not least, is the blog of one of Bucky's blogland friends, Tiggie. Tiggie has commented on a Bucky post from time to time, and if you want to see how happy things are for cats in blogland, be sure to stop by and visit him at Tiggie, a Faithful Orange Cat .
Happy reading! I hope the last of your tea is still warm --- and that you didn't get cookie crumbs all over your computer. Enjoy a blessed day!
Photo: Elm Street Antiques