Fall Into Tea Tasting: Daily Art Practice
Do you enjoy the fall colors? Every year when we lived in New York state, we would drive to the Adirondack’s to see the trees changing. This year, the colors where we live have been vibrant and full of variety. I love that I can look out my window and see green, yellow, orange and red, right in our yard. On a drive the other day, we were wondering how one tree could have so many different colors on it, such as green and red leaves on the bottom branches and yellow and orange on the top. My one son speculated that he thought it was the temperature change in the air surrounding the tree. My opinion was that God created it just so he could awe us with his creativity. You have to agree it is pretty spectacular when the trees are at the height of their color change.
As for our weekend, we spent it in dust and noise but the remodel is creeping along. My husband and son are working hard but have had a few setbacks with leaks, mold and boards that won’t move. Through it all, my husband has been very patient. He fixes problems for a living (aka Engineer) so he is really good at coming up with solutions when these problems occur.
Daily Art Practice
My daughter and I took a walk through our yard on Saturday and found leaves and flowers that were colorful. My daughter and I then laid all the flowers out, drew a picture and arranged the flowers where we wanted them. It was a fun activity, and we were left with so many flowers that we decided to dry and press them to use in a different project.
My daughter’s portrait is of a lady singing. She used zinnias from my garden, which are still blooming, despite the growing chill.
My portrait uses red maple leaves, red roses for the crown and red blooms from the top of our pineapple sage for the earrings.
This was such a fun and easy project. The only downside was all the insects that we brought inside on the plants, but overall, we had fun using items from nature and only a piece of paper.
Tea Tasting for iteaworld
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I am sharing the second set of teas in the Oolong Collection that I was kindly sent to taste from iteaworld. We all had a short tea break in the midst of middle of remodeling so here are our opinions.
My impression: Fruity and smooth
Hubby: “Picking apples on a fall day”
My impression: smells like honeysuckle, lighter in color, tastes spicy.
Hubby: “Tastes like drinking flowers with a bitter aftertaste.”
Son: smells like summer, tastes like tea leaves
Daughter: smooth, minty
It was a difficult for me to pick a favorite as I enjoyed the unique flavors of each, but we all agreed we liked FENGHUANG DANCONG the best. Anything fruity certainly has my vote! I liked how each tea was Oolong, but they all had very different flavor profiles. If you haven’t read my review on the other teas in the Oolong Collection, you can read it HERE.
Happy Tea Day,