Monday, September 13, 2021

T Stands For Drinks With My Friends


I want to apologize for all the photos.  I got a bit carried away, and yet, you have no idea how many of these I didn't include.

Today I'm joining my friends Joseph, his two sons, and Scott on my back patio.  You can see this is before I placed the black plastic on the ground to cover and smother the bamboo that is trying to return with a vengeance.

Initially the table on the patio was in full sun, so Scott moved the extra two chairs I had cleaned for the Neighborhood Night Out event, but never put back, to a shady spot under the trees.

It didn't take long until Joseph's oldest was out back with Scott.

I had to lighten the image so you could see both of them.

I realized all I had to do was move a bit closer

and I didn't have to lighten the images at all.

Bored, he left his water bottle on the chair and went chasing after his brother

who didn't seem too excited to join him.

Joseph doesn't seem to mind the sun.  Note everyone is drinking water in those containers.

I kept hoping the house would soon shade the table,

so we would all be out of the sun.

I love this photo of Joseph's youngest.  Look at those eyes!

Then they decided to join Scott by the back fence.

Scott had found some berries he thought were poisonous, so he looked them up on the internet.

By this time it was nap time for the youngest.

However, when Joseph decided to put him down for a nap, he got his second wind. 

Scott was telling a story in which the boys became engrossed.
Just in case there weren't enough drinks showing, I actually captured my ugly Wichita State mug.
Then Scott showed the boys how to play a game he had found on the internet.  It was similar to Rock-Paper-Scissors, but with a twist.  Then the boys both showed their karate skills while the three of us adults talked.  I actually forgot to take any photos at that point.

One final bit of humor you might appreciate.  Note the phones.  Scott has two since he moved to a different city that doesn't have the same carrier as he has here in Wichita.  Joseph's is on the left.  I'm the only one without a cell phone (still).

It's now time to share your own drink inspired post this week.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.   

25 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a fun time with your friends, and were ab!e to enjoy your drinks in the garden. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Sharon Madson said...

Elizabeth, it looks like you had a fun day. I know what you mean about devices. When our kids come visit, there are several laptops, electronic tablets, and phones, besides ours! I often wonder how much more our wifi can take when they are here! LOL Happy T Day dear friend.

Mae Travels said...

I hope you also gave them some dinner or a snack!

best... mae at

Carola Bartz said...

It looks like you had a good time with your friends. I think it is always lovely to spand time with good friends.

DVArtist said...

So nice to see your friends. Glad you had the visit. I am running behind in blogland.

My name is Erika. said...

It's great to see your friends out in your yard. Those boys are adorable, and I'm with you with that photo of Joseph's youngest's eyes. Great photo! It looks like you had a great visit that day (and I am sure most other days while they were visiting.) Thanks so much for sharing these. It was a pleasure to see them. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Kate Yetter said...

Looks like a great afternoon. So glad that you were able to spend time with friends.
Happy Tea Day,

Barbara said...

So funny how kids always get a second wind at nap time! 😁

Linda Kunsman said...

a well spent day with good friends and young ones outdoors in the garden and sun! The boys are so sweet and listening very attentively to Scott:)
I can say that having a cell phone has been a great help so many times for both myself and hubby- especially for travel, road conditions, flat tires, etc. Wouldn't go back now that we went down that rabbit hole:):):)
Happy T day!

Rita said...

Wonderful to have good company!! :)

nwilliams6 said...

Glad you got to spend some time with your friends, Elizabeth. Covid has made us appreciate any time with friends and mamily - time we maybe took for granted before.

I can't believe you don't have a cell phone - I am proud of you though!

Hugz and Happy T-day!

Iris Flavia said...

Sun and friends, what can be better?
It seems we can finally go back to a normal life, oh, that would be so wonderful!

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful happy memories.

CJ Kennedy said...

How nice to spend time with friends. Just like T Day!

Jackie McGuinness said...

I'm the guilty device person! I never travel without my phone and laptop for a night away. At least I never pull out my very expensive digital camera any longer as well as my phone does great photos. I use my phone for everything, even to read on.

Lisca said...

How lovely to see you and your friends enjoying a bit of together time. And great that Joseph allowed you to post photos of the children. I totally agree on the little one's eyes. He will be a heartbreaker when he grows up.
Nice to see Scott too. He features often in your blogposts but we don't see much of him.
Cell phones? I think it would be helpful to you to get one, even if it is just for emergencies. Perhaps someone will give you their old one. (And then you have to remember to keep it charged of course.) When there is no power, usually the mobile phone network still works, also when traveling by car and something happens away from home. It could be something banal as a flat tyre... Have Scott help you to put some emergency numbers on it (His on top!)
Anyway, I am not telling you what to do of course, but it is just my advice.
Happy T-Day,
Hugs (also for your 'boys'),

Empire of the Cat said...

Glad you had a nice day in the sun with your friends. I actually thought the device in the middle was a remote control lol - Elle

Divers and Sundry said...

I know you're all happy to have had this time together.

(I lost track of my days of the week again this week. I had a colonoscopy and now my husband is prepping for one. At least it'll be 10 years 'til the next one.)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

glad everyone had a great day and enjoyable visit; and hoping the berries turned out to be NOT poisonous !! ☺☺♥♥

Cloudia said...

Sweet occasion. Thanks!

Let's Art Journal said...

Looks like you had such fun with your dear friends and the weather looks wonderful 😊. Nice to find some shade too and wow, so many drinks to chose from. I smiled at the phones, we have some of those older models in our house too. Thanks for sharing and Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

Johanna Bradley said...

I have a great life here in the Algarve but it comes at such a price. It's wonderful to spend time with your youngsters.

Halle said...

Visits with friends are always welcome!
Happy T day!

Jeanie said...

These are wonderful photos, Elizabeth -- and a real treasure to recall a wonderful meeting. Those are the best, aren't they? I'm so glad you were able to visit with your friends. It looks like a wonderful time. You have such a nice big yard. I'm sure the boys had fun, too!

craftytrog said...

Lovely photos Elizabeth, great to see everyone enjoying the sunshine!