Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea

Fall, Fire, and Tea

Fall is the busiest time of the year for me at work. I leave for work early, arrive home late, and work at home on the weekends throughout the month of October. Which means I miss out on all of the fall festivities most people enjoy. No one is holding a gun to my head to work these long hours, but it’s the only way to get everything done as a firm deadline looms over my head for months. I don’t even have one real pumpkin at my disposal for photos.

The deadline is Monday, so I took today (Saturday) off and allowed myself to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air. It was a brisk, but sunny day and after cleaning up some potted plants and putting away some things outside for the season, I decided to have a small fire, look at beautiful fall photos in old Victoria Magazines, and enjoy some strong, hot tea on the deck.

My tea of choice today was the distinctive wood-smoke taste and aroma of Lapsang Souchong from eteaket in Scotland. It truly is a campfire in a cup.

The fall foliage on the stream has all but disappeared at this point with just a few trees displaying some golds. My lone mum is just about ready to go by, but the yellow makes a nice pop of color on the deck.

The fire burned strongly in some pretty feisty winds, but it warmed my wellie-covered feet and kept me cozy while sipping my tea. We won’t have many more weekends like this outside, so one must take advantage while one can.

Tomorrow…it’s back to work. Yes, it’s Sunday. Yes…I know.

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