Monday, September 29, 2014

Tea Time With Emily Dickinson


015This week we learned about Emily Dickinson.   The girls really enjoyed a lot of her short poems about nature.  We discussed her apparent infatuation with bees as so many of her poems contain bees.  I took this photo in my garden prior to our tea.  The butterfly is easy to spot, but there are a few bees in there too, grins.

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The girls were saddened to read about Emily becoming a recluse as she aged.   I wonder if she suffered from depression, or perhaps even schizophrenia?  But it was lovely to read about her lowering a basket of fresh baked gingerbread cookies down from her window to the children playing outside.

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This is one of my favorite teacups.  I’ve had it for 20 years or more.  There’s no match saucer, but I just love it.   It’s not fancy like the others in my collection, but it just seems to be homey and inviting.

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Do you have a favorite cup or mug for warm drinks?

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