Tea Party with Friends


Out on the lawn under a tree

with tables set quite daintily

a floral scent inside the tent

where Bethel ladies take their tea.


Cookie for you, a scone for me

small sandwiches cut diagonally

drink hot or cold, pour flavors bold

when Bethel ladies take their tea.


Our host is Ms. Mary Jo Lee

a proper southern belle is she

invites us chat, imagine that’s

why Bethel ladies take their tea.


Wear fancy hat to grand partay

recite a poem or play croquet

switch chairs on run, stir in good fun

how Bethel ladies take their tay!



photo credit:  Karen Wynia


coddiwompler’s song

Coddiwomple (v.): to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Linking to dVerse tangled traveler’s heart prompt

oh, camping is the life for me!

drive to the mountains, woods or sea

go anywhere you’d rather be

set up campsite, then go biking

find a new trailhead for hiking

before dark, a campfire striking

to eat outdoors whets appetite

pancakes in morning, fish at night

roast a marshmallow (toast just right)

mosquitoes bite so do beware

and never argue with a bear;

don’t follow cougar prints to lair

go south for winter, north in spring

migrate with birds to hear them sing

wanderlust is seasonal fling

no matter how far one may roam

you’ll always find the way back home

(with GPS on “smart” cellphone)

take photos of each memory

living in tents (or big RV)

yes, camping is the life for me!