Invitation to Simplicity
If you please, my dear,
Leave vestments behind.
Take tea in the
Open air of summer,
Indulge yourself in the
Pleasure of the warm sun,
Warm tea and me.
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By the way, I do not know the above painting. The first reader to identify it will get a free copy of Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your guess. The winner's name will be published in the next Causerie.
For those you who are wondering, the above painting is not me. So, don't even ask. There are many differences between me and the young woman. For one thing, my hair is gray. skp
Lone Star Iced Tea Festival - Texas
This Victorian-themed celebration of the South’s favorite summer beverage will include tea talks, live entertainment, vendors, tea samples, children’s activities.
- Talks Include: Keynote Speech on 1904 World’s Fair and Invention of Iced Tea (J’Nean Henderson), Tea Etiquette (Penny Ward), A Tea Journey Through Texas (Lee Garcia), The Secret Language of Fans (Meredith Spies). The True History of Steampunk (Colonel Mike Legerdemain), Spice it Up: Herbs and Spices (Oralia Acosta).
- Live Entertainment Include: Country singer Breelan Angel, Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist Staci Butler, Flamenco music and dance by Lucia & Valdemar, Belly dance and Hawaiian Dance by Khalilah Dance Troupe, Cowboy Poetry by Smokey Culver.
- Children’s Activities: Children’s Tea Poetry & Tea Party with Kimberly Wilson; Clowning, Face-Paining and Balloon Artistry with Jen-Jen the Dancing Clown.
Happy tea times! skp