Tuesday, 10 January 2017

T Stands for ………two or three things….

I haven't a great deal to show for my week, something I have been doing must remain hidden until next week and although we went up to the caravan for a few days I didn't take any photos while we were out so I have only foggy day pictures of the garden…

I know, not really what you want to see!
I do have something for T Stands for Tuesday where I am joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday and my own drink is accompanied by my son's mocha and cake!!! 

As you can see the cake had two forks supplied, neither of us wanted a full piece of the peanut butter caramel cheesecake. Hubby, whose knee is just in sight was waiting for his tea and scone with jam and cream!
My drink was a small cappuccino as I was still in New Year mode when we met up at the Vienna Coffee House opposite the Art Gallery in Manchester.
I do have a few photos of our walk at Dunham Massey on the 2nd of January - I have never seen so many people there even in the Summer!
It was a lovely sunny day and we chose to go into the Winter Garden - I must admit I was hoping to see snowdrops or early daffodils as we have other years but there were only these little snowdrops peeping through.
There was plenty of colour though!

….and frost….
 …and sunshine.
 ….and shadows...
….and a Valerie kind of shot!!!
We'll go back in few weeks to see what these turn out like!

We are going to the cinema this morning so I will be visiting later today.

Thanked for looking, Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic photos and what a yummie cake !

oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Seeing we are all snowed in and icy its nice to see some bare ground and the fog. That cake looks delicious. :) Happy T day- Erika

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oooh what a yummy cake.....made my mouth water!
Happy New Year to you ;)
Donna xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, and I WANT some of that cake, please....

It looks so good! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

what a decadent piece of cake! I'd definitely be taking a taste of that with my coffee:) Love all the pretty scenery-even the foggy one.I think there's such mysteriousness about it and that just draws me in. Happy T day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris I loved seening the Winter Garden... Those red twigs are really something aren't they?! The wind is whipping here to day... just roaring thru the much so that it woke me up early so i thought i'd just get started on the Tparty with my cup of coffee this morning... Thank you for taking us on your walk a bout... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting. Shortly after I visited you yesterday, mu old computer had a major meltdown, and I had to reboot it twice in order for it to run again. I was able to visit a couple of people, then it quit working again. I gave up and went to bed. I'll be very, very glad when I get my new computer back.

I am still fascinated by those fog photos, as I mentioned before the meltdown. They are lovely.

Your photos from Dunham Massey are beautiful. Wow, there really WERE a lot of people there. I really enjoyed the color, the reflections, and the sunshine.

I have to admit that cheesecake looks incredible. It's making me very hungry. I would gladly join you for a cappuccino, because it looks wonderful.

Thanks for sharing your fog and Dunham Massey photos, as well as your cappuccino and cheesecake with us for T this Tuesday.

chrissie said...

Terrific post and pics Chris. The cake and drinks look tempting for sure

Happy T day

Love Chrissie

Let's Art Journal said...

The fog looks so magical in your photos and I love the frost, sunshine, reflections and shadows :-). Hope you enjoyed the cinema this morning. Tea and cake sounds delightful, Happy T Day! J :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Snowdrops already!
Winter is just getting started here in the Washington, DC area.
Fog always looks mystical and mysterious to me.
Happy T Day Chris
p.s. I am wondering if you have my email address? LOL

Helen said...

loving all the winter colour! hope you enjoyed the cinema

CJ Kennedy said...

the fog gives your garden a very mysterious glow. i can't believe how green your garden and the Winter garden are. We got some snow over the weekend. Snow drops. We won't see those until August (-; My favorite image is the reflection of the garden in the water. Tea and scones with jam and cream would hit the spot right about now. Happy T Day

Meggymay said...

The cake and the coffee look yummy Chris.
Your photos are all great, so many changes in the way we see nature around us as the times and weather changes.
Happy T Day.
Yvonne xx

Dianne said...

I always so enjoy your photos! the frosted leaves are absolutely stunning! would share a piece of cheesecake with you any time too! ;) happy T day!

Carol said...

I do like the fog photos. I love fog as long as I don't have to drive in it. The cheesecake looks heart stopping GOOD!!!! Happy belated T DAY!

johanna said...

isn´t nature fascination in every season? your cappuccino Looks yummy, not to speak of this mouth watering peanut butter caramel cheesecake. oh my!
happy belated t-day, Chris!

Halle said...

I loved the very first shot! All dark and mysterious yet colorful.
Lovely photos... Happy T day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Gorgeous photos - even the foggy ones, which you don't like - lol. Thank you for the walk about the Winter Gardens. I've never seen bushes(?)with such red bark. I wonder what they are and what they look like when they're in leaf. Happy T Day, Chris!

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Lisca Meijer said...

Thank you for taking us to the winter garden. It is beautiful. You are a good photographer. Those red trees are spectacular.
Sorry I'm so late in commenting, I've been away from my desk.
Belated happy T-Day,

Rike said...

You make wonderful photos, also the fog photos are beautiful!
The name is winter garden, but there is no snow, but sun and many colors without white.
The cake with the two forks looks great!
Happy T Day!