Saturday, August 13, 2016

Lovely Days!










Tiny apples.



That is Lemon balm tea and lemon Balm plant under. The flavor is delicious. I love the herbs I have going in a corner of the garden. My tomatoes still green however a few ladies from church have given me some of their tomatoes that are already nice and ripe. The small park by our back yard is now so green and lively! I do not see a great amount of frogs out of there this year as we got it last year. Hibiscus tea is supposed to be good for your blood pressure so I make sure to have a cup a day and there is no need to add sweetener for the flavor is pleasant. The color of the tea is so pretty. The opening of the Olympics in Rio - Brazil was fantastic! Brazil had a fantastic show despite the issues that country has. It was beautiful! Good luck to all the athletes! That is crab apple, they had a lovely tree at the camp we visited as a group yesterday. The children surely had fun! The group is from our church and we passed the whole day at camp. What a beautiful place with lots of things for the children to play and have fun.  In the coffee table a few things I am currently reading. That is the first time I am reading anything by Maeve Binchy. I was looking for something light. 
Wishing for lovely Summer days for each one of you!
Love,
Angela

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  1. Hi Angela,
    What lovely plants and your pink petunias are so pretty! I love fresh tomatoes from the garden. What a treat! That's a nice shot of the crab apples too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you for your visit Sandi! I do enjoy your visiting your blog!

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  2. Great photos! My tomatoes are beginning to ripen these days. Yours look lovely. Soon...

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    1. I love fresh tomatoes! Thank you for your visit Marie!

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  3. Everything looks so pretty and green where you are! That's interesting about the hibiscus tea. I'll have to file that info away for future references. We had so much lemon balm this year, the drought didn't hurt it a bit. I like to plant it near the gate so I can smell it when I step on it. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Jane

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  4. I thought the lemon balm plant was mint; they look much the same. All in all, looks like a nice summer!

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    1. Lemon Balm does looks like mint in photos. It has a good Summer indeed! Thank you for your visit!!

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  5. I love your pretty photos Angela. That lemon balm plant is beautiful. So healthy and green. The tomatoes look amazing too.

    Looks you are all enjoying summer.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  6. I have never tried lemon balm tea it sounds delicious. I love all Maeve Binchy books, she creates such a community within her stories. Sarah x

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    1. I love Lemon Balm and I think everyone should give it a try. It has a great fragrance. Thanks for your visit Sarah!

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  7. I've got lemon balm too. It's a wonderful herb isn't it!... That is a nice picture you took of it both of the plant and the tea.

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    1. Yes indeed it is a great herb Ronda. Thank you for your visit!!

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  8. I am sooooo excited as I read your post this evening.
    I was scrolling down and thinking to myself how nice it is to see all your herbs. I am growing spearmint and lavender too.
    We too, are pretty wrapped up in the Olympics---recording much of it to watch in late evenings.
    Then when I came to the picture of your novel by Maeve Binchy---I nearly fell off my chair. I am in the middle of one of her novels right now and I have the Quentins on my bedside table to read next!!! I came across four of her novels at a yard sale that our neighbor's daughter had a couple of weeks ago for 50 cents each---Best toonie I ever spent. (I don't buy used books as a rule) I just finished her novel called Evening Class.
    Wish we lived closer so I could pass them on to you to read and pass along to your friends!!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Hey again---what do you do with your lavender and spearmint?

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  10. Hi Kathleen! I hang them to dry. I have used them in cooking, bath infusion, and have also made tiny bags to place inside drawers. The mint I use mostly in tea. It is soothing for the digestive system. The Moroccans sip mint tea all day long. It's good for your health. I love it with a bit of honey. I have also made mint Jelly.

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    1. Awesome--thank you so much!

      I'll do a little research on the internet. My husband will laugh at this......every time we have a discussion about something and one of us wonders about particulars, my famous words are "Google it!"

      I am actually definitely going to check out some tea ideas, for sure

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  11. Lovely day indeed :) a great picture series of late summer beauty

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  12. And here in the rural South, the tomatoes are nearly gone. But, oh, they have been so delicious!

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    1. Tomatoes from the garden are so much better than from the store. Thanks for your visit Mimi.

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  13. Now that the Olympics are over I hope you enjoyed them. I did!
    What lovely pictures of all the garden bounty, family and treasures. I always enjoy visiting your beautiful space.

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    1. I thought the Olympics were great! Thanks for visit Andi!

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  14. Lovely images of August. I haven't tried hibiscus tea but perhaps I will, it's such a lovely colour!

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  15. what a fabulous summer! so many wonderful experiences! and such lovely tasty things from the garden! the lemon balm reminds me of mint... so cool!!

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  16. Lovely pictures of a wonderful August! I have never tried hibiscus tea, but have family that have and they really like it. Hope that your September is just as lovely :) Hugs to you today! :)

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  17. loved the post specially the diversity in sharing and pics .i am sure that tea is a great pleasure and health

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  18. Hello dear Angela, how have you been?

    It seems you've had lovely days in the summer :)

    Hope you are doing well my friend.

    Beijos

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  19. Hello dear Angela, how have you been?

    It seems you've had lovely days in the summer :)

    Hope you are doing well my friend.

    Beijos

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  20. Thank you for all your visits and comments!!!

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