Unfortunately, I am affected greatly by the weather, especially lack of sunshine. This end of May and first of June has been marked by numerous thunderstorms. I have practiced gratitude for the lack of damaging and ferocious weather and for receiving the moisture we need so badly for crops and vegetation. However, add daily grind and family worries to today’s dark sky with humid air that felt as thick as syrup, and I felt pushed almost too far with darkness.
I have been lucky the last few mornings that the rain in the night had stopped and a wipe of the metal chairs and table gave me a place to have a moist but good tea time. I so need that first pot to start my day with routine that is calm and warming…sort of a warm up to the day!
This morning I had some new teas from Elmwood Inn. I had decided to stop buying new teas, just use old favorites until they alerted me to some special new items. Morning was right for Wild Cherry and by noon I brewed Bourbon! Now I am not a big drinker but I have read in books about characters pouring a shot of bourbon into their tea cup. Sounded ghastly to me. So I was pleasantly surprised when DH and I both liked this new tea.
It smells lovely, like the smoky insides of an oak barrel in a brewery. It is sweet…almost reminds me of butterscotch in some sips. The amber liquid is beautiful like polished brass. I know it is tea and not alcoholic, but it is a most unusual flavor. One more to try tomorrow is going to be Southern Pecan.
These few semi-dry hours in early morning allowed me to read outside. I have been scooting through a few books of various genres. While I don’t write on the deck, the time does allow me to begin to form some ideas. Soon I hope to return to the computer with a mind loaded with words to splat right down on the page!
Rain at 80% is in tomorrow’s forecast. But I can hang on another day at long as I have my tea pot and a book. Soon the sun will shine again!