Realistic reverie

I’m having hot chocolate with milk in one of my Lang & Wise Collector Mugs (1997, S.B.B. #5).  I purchased it for the rustic charm exuding from The Herb Wagon around it, a painting by Sherri Buck Baldwin.

I’m feeling arcadian. Despite living  in the heart of a sophisticated metropolis,  I am a country girl at heart.  This mug keeps me connected with quaint countryside from time to time.

On my mind is the ballad Scarborough Fair. Herbs written around the mug, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… remind me of my first morning in England which was spent visiting Anne Bronte’s grave in Scarborough and exploring the curtain wall around Scarborough Castle.

I leave you with words by Anne Bronte –

“He that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

and back to the present world of work and Facebook, a friend’s shoutout –

“Being smart is cool. But a good heart is better than all the good heads in the world.  Kindness counts!”

Ruth hosts

at Celebrate Friendship

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12 Responses to Realistic reverie

  1. Cathy says:

    Will be humming the tune to Scarborough Fair all day! Humming is better than my singing…Wishing you well! Cathy

  2. Judy says:

    What an interesting visit that must have been to the castle!
    I will be pondering this quote about the rose all day…it speaks to the heart.
    Glad you have something to transport you to the country when you desire it!

  3. Ruth says:

    Scarborough Fair. that song brings back beautiful feeling when I was teaching English in China. My college students loved to learn this song. I had to buy tons of cassette tapes so my students can pay at a wholesale price.LOL, no cd back then in that remote area.

    Feeling arcadian? That’s my first time to hear this. Hmm I need to check my dictionary 🙂

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the week, Hazel.

    Blessings!

  4. Christine says:

    What a beautiful tea mug! Oh, to visit England. Thanks for sharing today!

    Blessings,
    Christine

  5. Tamara says:

    LOL! Now I’ve got the music in my head, too! Lovely mug and hot chocolate sounds yummy 🙂

  6. Lani says:

    It’s nice to see you in my page! I love you mug :), Nice quote this week, that’s true! Being humble is one 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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