To Amuse and Delight

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

tree hugging & new things

My husband wanted to go looking for drift wood to decorate the bathroom with. I took my new things along. My newest book has arrived (Herbal Antibiotics) and I couldn't wait to dive right into it. I brought the new project I am currently knitting. I carried these things over large rocks, over thousands of oyster shells, and under low tree branches and I didn't even use them. Instead I collected lots of pretty shells and stared at The Hudson River, which was extra sparkly. 

At least I did use my new Libre tea glass. I picked up this nifty gadget a couple of weeks ago at the NYC Tea and Coffee Festival. It's a pretty nice thing to have if you are particular about your tea. I like to keep my tea tasting like tea, just tea. I can always taste the plastic or metal that containers are made of.  The Libre has a glass interior which doesn't taint the tea. It has a tea infuser top for loose tea, you flip the bottle upside down to brew. The only drawback is that the tea doesn't stay hot for long. 
My child found yet another stick/tree branch that needed to come home with us. 

My husband found one too, a gorgeous red branch.

Husband and daughter contemplated how they could fit it into the car.
I looks like we'll be going back...with a saw.
I hope wherever you are that you can find the beauty that was put there just for you.


  1. Looks like a fun day! Isn't it so wonderful so savor these spring days outdoors? And that red stick os so pretty! Is it for the snake bathroom?
    I'm the same way about my tea. Years ago my mom gave me a couple of double walled thermoses that have an aluminum and a glass interior, which I love. My big one broke so I'm extra careful about the remaining one. You're brave to bring yours to the river!
    Just so you know, my account keeps rejecting my comments and I've been too lazy to figure out why, but I've been keeping up on your posts. xo

    1. I have been getting your comments (and I'm very happy to get them!).

  2. I had to smile because we have lots of days like this, hitting the beach, finding goodies and then trying to fit it in the car!! Clarice

  3. so sweet. Haven't been to your blog in awhile and I'm enjoying seeing little pieces of *you* here….