New flavors of tea are a joy especially when shared with friends. The smells, the history of tea, the ingredients and the time spent with friends sharing helps me to slow down and meditate on moments of pleasure and gentle conversation. Today it was a new Lemon Myrtle Herb Infusion from David's Teas. Lemon's flavor comes from Citronella, a molecular compound that gives lemons their fresh citrus taste and the Lemon Myrtle tea by David contains about 20 times more citral than a lemon. In busy times the sipping of tea is an excellent way to engage the senses and reflect on the momemnt.
Today is the Letter L—lemons, limes, lights, lime sorbet. Leafs of herbs and orchids, linens and lavender and an Annette Lawrence drawing. It is a away to gain a new perspectives on familiar things that surround us and to see in new ways. I made lemon and lime-aid after photos of the full fruits—loved its tangy taste and memories of growing lemons and limes in Florida at my parents home.
August is an exploration of my home through the alphabet. Today is the letter B—found ten objects including blue berries, bears, koa bowls, glass Sognia Blumdahl bowls and too many black and blue clothes! Look around you and ask others to help you with the alphabet soup of daily life—the last half of the alphabet is hard (especially Z!)—and ideas are welcome.