|The misty, moody feel of the Pemberly Pines tea garden, captured by my photographer husband, Chris|
Tonight at the Pemberly Pines tea garden, tea may not be the only thing brewing. Lurking in the fog-filled woods, bats may fly, owls may screech and witches may brew, but, it's still a beautiful spot to sit, reflect and sip tea . . . any time of day, any time of year.
|The P. Pines tea garden is home to perennials, herbs and teapots.|
Our "formal" tea garden started four years ago at our northern Michigan retreat, Pemberly Pines. The garden is set in a large clearing where we've cultivated flower beds that are home to perennials and herbs. It has proved to be a natural gathering place for tea time with friends and family during all four seasons.
|In the winter, we cc ski to the garden, covered in a blanket of snow|
In the winter, we cross-country ski to the garden and in the spring, we watch the snow melt around the welcoming "T-E-A" letters, literally set in stone.
|In the spring, we eagerly await the great snow melt|
Summer brings more visitors and more afternoon tea parties. At our annual family reunion, along with paintball and boating, afternoon tea has become a requisite event. And, the fancy affair in the woods is not just for the ladies, as my brother proved this year.
|Family reunion tea time tradition, crashed by my brother, Glenn|
In the fall, our friends join us at Pemberly Pines for a walk in the woods, where the leaves of the oak trees among the pines turn a harvest-hued rainbow, and we sit for a cup of tea.
|Our friends join us for a fall retreat at Pemberly Pines and tea in the garden|
Pemberly Pines tea garden is a lovely place to sit during any of the seasons, but tonight, it captures an eerie beauty, perfect for Halloween. I must credit my photographer husband, Chris, for the misty, moody, October tea garden picture at the very top. He captured the "fall feelz" of our northern Michigan retreat.
|Black teas pair nicely with cookies and Kit Kat's no matter where you celebrate!|
Although, we're not actually at Pembery Pines this haunted holiday, we are there in "spirit". Tonight, we're enjoying a cup of Venetian Rose tea and Halloween sugar cookies, baked and decorated by my daughter, Rachel.
In the woods, garden, or a wonderfully, densely populated neighborhood block filled with trick-or-treaters, enjoy a cup of heartily brewed tea paired with a sugar cookie, Kit Kat or Almond Joy and from BTS, have a happy, happy, Halloween!