Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Veranda in Cooper City

I had tea yesterday at a wonderful little "tea room" in Cooper City called The Veranda. The tables were laid out with white lace tablecloths, mismatched china and fresh flowers and as the temperature fell outside, it was warm and cozy inside with the most delicious tea I've had in a very long time!

There is a gift shop in the front part of the store where they offer vintage clothes for children and women, silk flowers and lots of victorian ephemera. When the tea was served, the women who run the show there also brought out little finger sandwiches of cucumber and tuna --- absolutely the best tuna I've every had! --- and the most delicious chocolate brownies on the planet!

I will return!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

a day on earth

I don't know who made this picture, but it's titled "a day on earth."
Considering that it's a new year, it struck me that it's the perfect picture of my mood. Last year brought many challenges and while I know I cannot control this life, I'm really glad to look forward to this new year rather than back at the sadness and loss of the old one.
Whoever the artist is, thank you for making this picture.
It's quite beautiful ...