tea

To the Sea

Today’s cup of tea: Old Town Berry by Flying Bird Botanicals 

Fruit tea, generally speaking, is not a personal favorite; however, this herbal blend is simply lovely.  Orange peel, elder berries, and spearmint are only a few of the yummy flavors blended into this organic, USA-grown tea. I recently received this tea in a care package from several friends back in the midwest. I felt so honored, so loved! Aren't friendships wonderful?

I love the sea. I love the warm sand, the calming rhythm of the waves, the fresh taste of salt in the air. Since my arrival in southern California, I have made several trips to the seaside. I am perfectly content with walking along the beach, watching the colors and light bounce off the water and change with the wind. It's mesmerizing. It's time well spent. The only thing that would make it even better is a friend to share it with. 

And, of coarse, a good cup of tea. 

Come on, let's go to the sea! 

Portrait Session: Aly

Today’s cup of tea: Pickwick Dutch tea blend

Oh how I love trying teas from around the world, and thanks to my dear friend Lindsay, I have a box of this delightful Dutch tea. The light, citrus flavor is the perfect pick-me-up on this cold, damp December day, as I wind down from a whirlwind, emotionally-packed weekend. Yesterday began a series of farewells and so-longs that will conclude in two weeks, as I have a temporary relocation ahead of me! But enough of this rambling. I have several different portrait sessions I have yet to share, and I am dying to get them up here. 

Tonight I begin with Aly's senior portrait session. We had such good time chasing the light around the field. Aly has such beautiful heart and smile that makes her such a joy to capture.