February fog is a season unto itself. This is what it looks like outside,
...and this is the view from the inside.
Waking up to this can be a blessing, especially when thinking about what kind of tea party will best go with that scene.
Today I am trying white peony tea, but there are herbal teas like spearmint and chamomile that are very tasty on a foggy day. Accompanying foods are: potato scones (recipe varies according to preferences) and a salad.
Rather than being dreaded, foggy days can be excuses for small celebrations at home. The presence of fog means there is more opportunity to tend to household things.*
Some teas give off a nice fragrance, which adds to the welcome feeling in the home.
Lights showing in the cold, crisp winter, are bright, strong and clear. Lights in the fog season have a soft glow.
Foggy Day Brighteners:
*Dress a little more formally rather than casually
*Sort through a box of papers
*Clean a room
*Prepare a special tea for the children
*Create bright spots
*Catch up on ironing and other things that you'd rather not be doing on a sunny day.
*Motivate yourself to get the house presentable by making a future appointment to host someone for a foggy day tea.
Since there has been more interest in fog as something special (like the first snow or rain) I believe there will soon be foggy-day cards, and tea celebrations everywhere.