January 30, 2017
Paris Tea is the life of savoring flavor and aroma.
When I was 22 a co-worker invited me to lunch. We walked to her house and she made chile rellenos and a pot of English tea. She served it in an English teapot and added cream to my cup of tea. I'd never heard of cream added to tea, having grown up in East Los Angeles where I saw no one add cream to tea. I never turned back. My tea always has cream. That opened up a whole new world of discovering and tasting a variety of tea flavors but I always fall back to a delicious cup of a blend of black teas. This Paris loose leaf tea is from the Perennial Tea Room in Seattle's Pike Place Market area. A lovely tea room and proprietor. So much to choose from.
January 9, 2017
The Hummingbird is definitely the commanding admiral of any place it perches. For such a tiny bird, it packs a huge punch of hutspa, gusto, and confidence. Hummingbirds are fierce when protecting its territory. It wants all the nectar to itself. When it comes to raising young, the males are "wham, bam, thank you mam". They take no part in rearing their young. The mother does it all. This hummingbird is a male Allen's which has established my back yard garden as his territory, but so have a few others. The battles are daily and often.
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