A different type of tea tree #SundayStills

Under the tea tree

A while back I tidied out my cupboards, but didn’t want to throw out some of my quirky collection of tea cups and tea pots – so I made a tea tree with them instead hanging them under the tree in the garden.

I had to explain to the Mathematician I was being creative! What I hadn’t given much thought to, was how he would go mowing under the trees, without hitting his head on my creations! Needless to say my tea tree didn’t last very long!

Tea Tree in my garden
A different type of Tea Tree in my garden – under the trees

I have a love of tea and all the paraphernalia that goes with it – and it seems I’ve enjoyed photographing a few items over the years! Who’d have thought?

What else is under the trees?

This collection of photos for under the trees shows just how diverse, beautiful and useful trees can be – they can be a shady roof while lying in a hammock; they can be full of wisdom and history; they can be a resting place when you need a break from walking; a home for fairies and a place to park the car when out in the bush 🙂

These are just a few of the ways trees can enrich our lives – apart from the obvious ones of course.

Without trees where would be?


Becky’s Squares – Day #11

Becky’s square theme for July is Trees – here’s a link to her post today – it’s a monthly challenge where Becky posts a square photo every day and invites us all to join in, either daily or spasmodically as the whim takes us! I’m posting spasmodically although I seem to have got into the habit of posting almost every day so far, it’s fun! The only rule is that the main photo for the post has to be a square and there’s absolutely no pressure to join in every day 🙂

All my #TreeSquare posts for July can be found here


The theme for #SundayStills is under the trees this week. Make sure you visit Terri to see her post and her wonderful photos.

Next week Sunday Stills has a colour theme of Evergreen.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to sit under the trees with me. Your visit are always welcome.

Debbie 🙂

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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world.  A young retiree,  after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.

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27 Replies to “A different type of tea tree #SundayStills”

  1. I love the whimsy of this post, Debbie!
    Your tea set with the feet are too adorable! and those unexpected teatimes under the trees – fabulous!
    Sorry your creative tea tree had to be dismantled – having Mathematician brained while mowing the lawn wouldn’t be very good, I suppose.

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  2. Love the fragrance of tea tree oil…so thought this was going to be a post about the tea tree where they get the oil – don’t know if they even get the oil from a tree. But oh, this is so much better. Your tree is so magical. Have seen bird feeders made from cups and saucers on Etsy but this is just so darling. You are so fun and so clever and must be just the best grandmother!!

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  3. What a great idea to hang teapots, cups and mugs from a tree, Debbie. It has a very ‘Alice in Wonderland sort of feel about it. I’m sure the Queen of Hearts would have loved your idea too. Was there a rabbit hole under that tree?

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  4. oh what fun! Love this idea – I have a gnome in the swing on one of my trees, and yup heads get banged when mowing!!

    and loving all your other under trees too, as Debbie says imaging being there in the warmth

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    1. Thanks Debbie, it definitely isn’t summer or warm here at the moment but it’s good to look back on photos and get that feeling. I can’t wait to lie in the hammock looking up at the sky on a warm summer’s day.

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