Drink Up

This post is for the Photo Blogging Challenge, May 2021 edition. This month’s theme is one most of us easily relate to. After more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, most of us have at least a few coping mechanisms: daily walks, binge watching, cleaning and organizing, drinking and other forms of distraction to make it through each day.

1. Start Me Up

Mr. GeoK knows that nothing better come between me and my first cup of coffee! The coffee machine almost always makes two eyes in the crema. It’s when I add the half-and-half that I have the opportunity to make a smiley face πŸ™‚ a frowny face πŸ™ or a “not sure what day it is” kind of face, this this one.


2. Fill to Here

I a bit wrote about our 9-pod Aerogarden last month. Now that we’re well into the harvest phase of the first round of planting, the herbs are drinking up vast quantities of water. I have to add a couple of liters (quarts) of water every three days. Looking at all the tangled roots in there, it’s easy to see why.

Water reservoir for Aerogarden

We top our Neapolitan-style pizzas with basil every Sunday night, enjoy a couple of pots of fresh mint tea each week and snip a mix of fresh herbs into omelettes on Tuesday mornings. Once this crop is exhausted, we’ll replant with fresh basil, mint, thyme and chives and we’ll opt for sage and rosemary over parsley and dill (which I’ve been giving away to anyone who will take some).

3. Tea a Plen-tea

After my second cup of coffee, I switch over to tea for the rest of the day. A daily cup of turmeric-based tea is mandatory. Beyond that, I like variety and so does K, who’s been back “home” and attending online university since spring of 2020. We almost always reach a quick agreement on what to steep in the big pot for the “tea of the day.” As summer approaches, we’ll start steeping some of the fruitier blends for unsweetened iced tea. What’s your favourite blend of tea?

Canisters and boxes of tea

4. Lego Teapot and Tea Cup

Although the Lego teapot (piece 23986) was first introduced in 2016, I don’t remember coming across it before this month. It’s in the compact kitchen/living room area of the house next door to Birch Books, the two buildings in the Lego Bookshop set 10270. Thanks to Mr. GeoK for a birthday gift that’s so in-keeping with my love of books and tea (and Lego)! πŸ˜‰

Lego teapot

5. In Liquid Form, If You Please!

Flocks of male American Robins showed up early in April. One day, several of them hung about our yard for about an hour, flitting from tree to deck to deck railing. I got some decent photos through the triple pane windows including this one. It seems to me that Mr. Grumpy Robin is thinking about how he’d prefer his H2O in liquid form, please!

robin and ice

I look forward to blog hopping, cup of coffee in hand, to see what my fellow PBC participants drank to this month. Check it out over at A lil HooHaa, linkup at the bottom of the page. And please join us for May. The theme is Spring Has Sprung. The main requirement is five photographs related to the monthly theme. The amount of accompanying text is entirely up to you.

10 thoughts on “Drink Up

  1. cmiked

    I bought an Aerogarden after seeing yours last month. In just under two weeks, some of the stuff has already outgrown their domes. I have been drinking a Trader Joe’s Turmeric/Ginger blend when I get home from work; I’m trying to keep joints working.

    1. Did you get the herb pods for your Aerogarden? Or some other selection? I’ve now got plain plugs to plant with my own seeds once this first crop has reached the end of its life.

  2. Allow me a moment but… coffee. I can’t handle it — the smell, the taste etc. But goodness… there are so many ways to make it look so good in photos! As for tea.. I’m with you. I love tea. I like fruitier flavors, but I go back and forth from loose tea and tea bags … and I sometimes go to the unsweetened tea in the summer as well!

  3. The robin wanting liquid instead of snow…love that. And all the tea spelling T-E-A:clever. I love fresh basil on my pizza. We do pizza every Friday (if not Saturday) night. Legos are cute, never had them. However have stepped on them before at a friend’s house. And today my favorite picture you have going is your cup of java…. it almost looks like Yoda…. hey May the Froth be with you.
    Have a great day!

  4. I absolutely love your posts and accompanying pictures and wonder each time how you will approach the challenge. Your are so creative, and your posts are varied and really interesting and thought provoking! Loved the lego shot…. Looking forward to the next post! Thanks for sharing your gifts.

  5. Hot tea leads off my post this month since I’m not a coffee drinker. Love the smell though! I love the thought of creating an herb garden. I used to have mint, but it got completely out of control in the “contained” bed where it was planted. Logos have come a long way, haven’t they? Cute scene. Spring is here and Mom Nature seems to think we all need to drink up her liquid that she pours from the sky now!

  6. I agree, the reasons the birds return from the South is to enjoy spring – which also applies to the rest of us, right?
    The LEGO scene is super cute πŸ™‚

    Not usually a tea drinker, but I do like the occasional Chai in winter.

  7. Nice pics you shared here! I myself am a tea person, and I enjoyed seeing the drinks you took pics of. Interesting premise too, this Photo Blogging Challenge.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting. Some months, the Photo Blogging Challenge post is the only one I manage to get around to writing. It’s amazing what external accountability can do! You’re welcome to join us. πŸ˜‰

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