Monday, June 04, 2012

Tea and Garden Stroll With the Queen

How does one celebrate
the Queen's
6oth anniversary
of her reign?

Across the pond, there
are many options:

*Garden Party for thousands
at Buckingham Palace (last

*Epsom Derby horse racing
last Saturday

*Thames Diamond Jubilee
Pageant for 1000 ships

* Concert tomorrow night
with Paul McCartney and
other famous musicians

Alas, here we are stateside and no invitations have been issued to
join the Queen in the celebrations. We must jolly well get on with
making our own festivities right here, right now.

Today, my friend and I joined the Queen for tea.  She was attired in a lovely
shade of blue, white gloves, sensible black shoes, her ever-present black
(solar powered) handbag, and unfortunately, sans hat. (That will be remedied later.)
Due to the bright, sunny day the Queen waved her hand throughout tea and the
garden stroll, thanks to the solar power nature of her handbag "receiver." 

My friend and I wore these two hats as we sat with the Queen,
but only for a brief spell as we attracted far too much attention. 
Because I respect Marti too much, I will not publish the head adorning.

Strolling through the garden
(store property at Pasquesi's
in Lake Forest), the Queen
posed for photo opportunities,
such as next to the
Purple Queen Bougainvillea,
in the English Ivy and
below the English Rose. 
True to form, she remained smiling
and gracious as one might expect.

Ah, here we are: two floral fascinators from which
the Queen might choose in petals of yellow or pink!
Much better.

Long live the Queen!

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