Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Communal feasting in T land..

We had the rare opportunity to visit a village of the Miao minority group
 up in the mountains of Yunnan, China
last weekend.. 

The road was narrow, winding and the rain 
made the journey a treacherous one..


but once we were up there,


we were treated to a spectacular view of the village and the mountains afar.



The villagers prepared lunch for us




which was served at the back of the church


while they waited with much anticipation ...


The people were friendly and warm and yes happy!

And as we descended......
the beauty of this village will always remain 


for it was not just the beauty of the rustic mud houses and tiled roofs


but the inner beauty in these individuals...


Simple Abundance.... (that's what this is all about)


and we will surely return.....




Happy Tea Tuesday everyone!!

steph

8 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

oh Steph...your post is just beautiful on so many levels

many thanks for sharing this special trip and these lovely people with us

I thought I spied a Persimmon tree in one of the photos :)

Happy T to you
oxo

dosfishes said...

What a beautiful post Steph, thanks for sharing your vision of simple abundance with us. xox Corrine

Kimmie said...

Wow! That's what I would call an amazing field trip! Thank you so much for sharing your part of the world with us! What a wonderful time it looks like you had ..... hospitality is what marks a beautiful culture.

Happy Tuesday!

*jean* said...

amazing photos, steph, thank you for sharing your journey...

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Fabulous fotos of a wonderful place. Amazing!

Dianne said...

Wow... what a beautiful post... photos and words... just lovely...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You get to visit so many beautiful places, places where people are happy and untouched by the outside strife and stress. This is a wonderful post, and I really loved the photos, especially the one with the fog over the village and the village from afar. Such a great Tea Tuesday post.

Sorry I'm so late getting here today. I just started my tea journey a few minutes ago because I've been in the studio with my head down and totally lost track of time. Hope you had a lovely day.

ooglebloops said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing them on Tea Tues!!