a touch of color…

this time of the winter I crave fresh flowers and treated myself to a bunch of tulips and ranunculus which were not my first choice in color but I had to work with what the market had available…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Trader Joe's Tulips and Ranunculus

I give them a drink of water each day and they are lasting a long while… it is fun to see the tulips “growing” in the vase too…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Trader Joe's Tulips and Ranunculus (2)

another treat is a steaming hot cup of Yogi tea which makes an excellent hand warmer…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Yogi Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut Tea (1)

I do not add anything and leave the tea bag in while I drink it (pressed up against the side of the cup I give it a final squeeze at the end to get out the last yummy drops)… “richly luscious and soothing” just as the box says…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Yogi Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut Tea

I find it especially nice after dinner since it is caffeine free and tastes a bit like dessert…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Yogi Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut Tea (2)

here’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with every one over at Elizabeth’s T Stands for Tuesday

“For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the disheveled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame” -W.B. Yeats

30 responses to “a touch of color…

  1. I do like the idea of tea tasting like dessert 🙂

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  2. I also like to pick up a few tulips this time of year in hopes that some of the ones in my yard will bloom soon. Yours are really lovely.

    Caffeine free would last about two cups for me, but it sounds like this tea makes a great replacement for dessert. Guess that’s one way to cut down on calories!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, your cup, and your lovely tea with us for T this Tuesday. I love those Yogi tags that have inspirational sayings on them.

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  3. Happy T Day, dear Patty! Love your flowers, what gorgeous spring colours. Enjoy your tea til the last drop! Happy T Day and have a good week, hugs, Valerie

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  4. I love bringing home the occasional bouquet. Such a treat when it’s cold outside 🙂

    Your tea does sound like that little spot of after-dinner sweetness. Sounds good. Happy T Tuesday!

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  5. I forgot to mention that I told Krisha in a post from yesterday about art I thought you had made from mushrooms you found in your yard or forest. I couldn’t find the post on your blog, so if I was way off base, I apologize, but if not, maybe you could point her in the right direction.

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  6. Well you got me curious Elizabeth so I typed “Mushrooms” in the “Looking for something: Search” blank just below the T Stands for Tuesday logo on my sidebar and found this post. https://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/pink-saturday-and-how-one-thing-leads-to-another/ which I had pretty much forgotten about 🙂 I use my blog alot as a memory jogger and a place to retrieve links and dates and more.

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog *“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver*

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  7. Peace, tranquility and harmony…something I always find on your blog! Thanks for sharing the beautiful blossoms.

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  8. Looks like your place is blooming everywhere from the fresh flowers, to the tea mug, to the delightful plate of daisies! What a lovely way to bring color and happy on a cold winter’s day. A dessert tea-I never thought of it that way but you’re right 🙂 Love the Yeats quote. A happy, sunny and warm T day to you!

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  9. Thanks for the Spring blush, it’s so wintery here with a strong wind. That made my day. xox

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  10. Happy ♥ T-Day! A beautiful post Patty!

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  11. These flowers can brighten your day for sure… i love tulips! (well, which flowers do i love not? *G*)
    tea as Dessert sounds good! we have the yogi brand here, too… must look out for that one!
    have a great week, patty!

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  12. I love Yogi tea!!
    Fresh flowers too. But Figaro(our new cat) thinks they are a fun toy!!
    Until he learns his manners we will forgo those He is also an amazing climber!!!!
    xoxoxo

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  13. Beautiful flowers. Sounds cold over there, but tulips love it.

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  14. Oh Wow Patti. Your flowers are absolutely scrummy. I love Ranuculas but don’t see them readily available here. I think I would have chosen those colours for me.
    And your tea…I can almost taste it from here. I too like Yogi teas, especially their liquorice ones.
    Thanks for calling by.
    Hugs
    xx

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  15. Those flowers are gorgeous! I love tulips (being Dutch of course) but ranunculus are also my favorites. I try to grow them from bulbs sometimes with various results.
    I also drink my tea with the bag squeezed to the side! Haha.
    Thank you for visiting earlier. Sorry for the late comment, I’ve been out all day.
    Happy T-day,
    Lisca

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  16. Oh, I love the color of those tulips! Gorgeous to see in the dead of winter up here. Have never had Yogi tea, but I like the Tazo teas. Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  17. Lovely flowers — we have them blooming (flowers) all year long here. So what do I miss – snow!
    Will have to give your tea a try – I like good old fashioned English breakfast tea.
    Sandy xx

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  18. Flowers are so uplifting this time of year when the world outside is rather drab. I also have so many beaded flowers I made around, well, lets just say there is always color here.
    I’ll have to look for that tea as vanilla is a favorite of mine. It is really hard to find vanilla anything that does not taste artificial.
    Thank you for your email and the link which I will look at tomorrow.

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  19. love your nice and simple pleasures that lift you up 🙂

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  20. Beautiful photo of the tulips!! I’m going to see if I can find the Yogi tea, I love hazelnut and this sounds delicious 🙂 ~ Sophia

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  21. I love bringing home cut flowers in the winter too. I usually try to force a couple of bulbs for live flowers but forgot to do that this year. 😦 I’ll have to look for that tea and give it a try. ♥

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  22. The flowers are so beautiful. I am growing an amaryllis at the moment! A soothing post just as the cup of tea would be soothing to you.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. The tulips are gorgeous, beautiful photography, the Tea looks heavenly. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  24. I love Yogi tea, too, and drink it almost every day. I have not tried the Vanilla one, and will see if I can get it here,- what a lovely wish ,following the tea bag, Patty.
    And your tulips ,they are so wonderful, bringing the sense of spring and summer to your room, and some happiness to your heart, I`m sure.
    Happy winterday, dear friend,- here the snow is still white all over !!
    XOxoxo

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  25. Tulips in winter are the best. They just remind us, ever so quietly, that spring really will return. A lovely post, Patty.

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  26. thank you for sharing dessert with us! “)
    My sweet husband bought me a vase of red tulips that just smelled of spring- how glorious they were for a week!! xo

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  27. I bought some yellow and red roses last week -at reduced price and they are still looking good! Your tea does sound good! Sorry to be so late – a lot going on at the moment! Hugs, Chrisx

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  28. How lovely! I’m looking forward to my daffodils blooming, hopefully before we go on holiday 🙂
    Happy weekend Patty! xxx

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  29. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I was eyeing some daffodils in the store on the weekend but would have to wade through a bunch of allergy-inducing hyacinths in order to get some. I love hyacinths, but they don’t love me!

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