Monday, March 5, 2012


" SPRING is in the air " ... filled with prayers and wishes for an early Spring awakening .

WELCOME to my first glimpse of sunshine ( yawn). I'm a little late for Teatime Tuesday , but better late than never. I do hope you enjoy my seasonal Cherry/Plum blossom photos from Japan ... with your tea.

How special it is to gaze into a cup filled with sunshine and ponder the stirring of nature, in-between the folly of old man winter, who just can't make up his mind on whether to stay or blow away . I really do wish he would be more decisive. Don 't you!!!

However, my " Blossomtime " cup doesn't mind, dilly dallying about the weather, as long as there's time to chat and share a cup of tea with you all.

In Japan, the cherry/plum blossoms are budding and soon will be blooming. ( sigh) ... Perhaps .... It's a time to seek transformation and become like Maria, from the " Sound of Music ", running through the fields singing.( ha ha)

Ok ... so it's still below zero, I'm wrapped in an over stuff coat that makes the Pillsbury Dough Boy look thinner , not to mention that my boots weigh 5 lbs each ... I quess, running through the ice fields/hills in joyous song is much like being a baby elephant pirouetting in "Swan Lake".

I will simply attempt to loosen up the old art of transformation to get me through the winter blahs ... It is a ridiculously, healthy alternative to becoming melancholy with yet another month of winter. It works for Me ( Hee Hee)

March is a ho-hum month, that begs for a brilliant cup filled with a fragrant tea.What's your favourite, flavour of the day Ladies?

I thought ... Why not infuse myself with a shade of colour to brighten my perspective. Why not reminisce about Cherry blossoms and the beauty that is just around the corner.

My, harbinger of Spring is a simple Stafforshire cup that oozes with synergy ...mmmmm .... such a good feeling !!!! Even the saucer has a brilliant persona( above) that makes the spirit soar. Of course, I do love bright pinks . Do you have a special teacup that enfolds you with energy ? It could be the colour , the pattern or just the shape of the teacup. This one is mine!!!!

Fondness for Cherry Blossoms, is an extension of sharing in the celebration of many Cherry Blossom Festivals in Japan, where nature is honoured on a yearly basis ... Of course , walking through streets filled with millions pink floating petals does it for me ( Ha ha) ... It's truly a gorgeous time of the year .

Cherry Blossom tea is a delightful tease for the olfactory nerve and the palate. Would you like another cup? I've have just enough petals for another pot of tea!!!
May the Cherry Blossoms of Spring fill you with sweet memories of Spring.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
Oh my, your cherry blossoms are heavenly and I can just imagine their scent! Your teacup is gorgeous and I love the shade of it. It really does whisper of Spring, doesn't it? Your tea post is lovely and I thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time. Enjoy your day.

PS~ It would be lovely if you could turn off your word verification thingy. It would make it so much easier to leave a comment.


Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi ... Heaven Yes...I didn't even know I had a verification thingy ( Ha Ha)... Thanks for the kind visit....Hugs

Johanna said...

Hi Zaa,
thank you for your visit and the kind comment. I love your tea cup. The sweet pink color and the dainty flowers make it really to a very special cup. And you displayed it materly on the tray. Love also your spring photos with the cherry blossoms. I hope it will not last too long until we see them in reality. Have a great week.
best greetings, Johanna

Celia M. c. said...

Your photos and teacup .. certainly brought some sunshine to my day ... despite the warmer temps today ... the ground still remains snow covered here... Happy TT...xo HHL

Zaa said...

Dear Johanna...
I always love your greetings my Friend... I'm delighted that you stopped over for tea... xoxoxo

Zaa said...

Thank You Celia ,,,such a
lovely visit.... Please do ..Come again !!!!! HUGS

Lady Linda said...

I WANT your beautiful teacup! The colors are just stunning. You have such an eye for beauty and a talent for passing it on to us. Thank you.
This is so appropriate as I saw my first Flowering Plum tree while driving around town today.
Think spring!

Zaa said...

Welcome Lady Linda... I shall save that cup for you at teatime... How very lovely that the trees are blooming too...ENJOY the season, Sweet Lady....Hugs

Susan said...

Hello Zaa...Oh, how lovely, lovely! Both the cup and blossoms.

Thanks so much for your visit and comment to my blog, too. Love having you stop by. Susan

Zaa said...

SO happy you stopped by Susan.. Please drop over again for another chat...Hugs

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am so glad you decide to play. I don't care if you are late or not. Love the cup you choose to share with us. It is so pretty. There is something about Cherry Bloosoms that are so beautiful. I would love to see them in bloom in Washington DC. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Trish said...

I LOVE cherry blossoms!!
What a beautiful cup you have shared today, Zaa.
Perfect for brightening the spirit on cool day.
Enjoy your Spring - my favourite season :-)
Thanks for linking to Simply Sweet.

Zaa said...

Thanks Martha... This week has been a whirlwind of hustle and bustle... I hardly had a minute for teatime( ha ha)... But I'm glad you stopped over for a chat...Hugs

Zaa said...

Welcome Trish .. It's been such a pleasure visiting with you today ...hugs