Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tea Room Junkie

I must admit, I am addicted. I'd go to a "Tea Room" every day for lunch if I could... And this one still stands as my favorite overall Tea Room anywhere. It's called Spring Creek Tea Room and it's in the heart of Ozark, MO, just off the West side of the square.
 If you have been so blessed as to have eaten there, you know that they are known for their amazing cakes - made fresh every day, and in every imaginable variety. This pic below is my standard fare, and although I have strayed several times for a taste of something else, I keep coming back to this half sandwich with everything on it and the half salad. "Half??" I eat the sandwich first, and then dump my salad on the big plate so I can enjoy it even more! It's no piddly little 1/2 salad, that's for sure. And oh, that raspberry citrus vinaigrette! Yumm... It is the best value around, as far as tea rooms are concerned. (Entree's under $10) A must try here is the Strawberry soup and dessert! Be prepared to wait a bit, but it's located in a huge antique store, so it's easy to pass the time :)

I couldn't find a website, but here is the address:  107 S 3rd St, Ozark – (417) 582-1331

Not too long ago, I visited a really incredible place - no, it's not a Tea Room - it's FRENCH! I will go back, this time armed with my camera, and fill you in on the best kept secret of SW Missouri! Check back here for that one!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Broadening the Blog

I don't seem to blog very often these days, although I have somewhat interesting thoughts and complete articles swimming around in my head constantly... I just don't seem to find the time to write. But the other day I posted something on Facebook that really is where I am: "A good thought, never expressed, no matter how sincere, true, or profound it may be... Holds no bearing on others, brings no change, nor warms a heart. It's time to speak up and get it out there." I do have lots to talk about, and so much to share. It really doesn't bother me if people are reading it or not, but I do hope, that if you are here, you will be glad you came, for whatever reason. Maybe it's to check out my latest favorite shot - shown below - or to get a little information on various topics ranging from photo tips, to travel, God topics, to parenting and life... This blog used to be anything and everything, and while it's interesting to some, and not so much to others, it's like a virtual scrapbook for me. And I'm good with that! So I'm opening it back up - mostly photography, yes, but other stuff, too... Restaurant reviews, places to visit, vacation, what I am learning through Scripture, health, and (gasp) maybe even a recipe once in awhile. It is time to speak up and share more with those around me, virtually and especially literally. One status update or 140 character post doesn't cut it - I am a woman, yes. Typically I don't share my opinion, but maybe this comes with a little age... I am committing to speak the random "ya know, I really do think you're amazing," tell my husband more often how incredible he is to me, and talk about various matters going on inside this brain. So, welcome back to LIFE THRU MY LENS. ~Teri Here is my latest favorite shot - taken just yesterday in Ozark, MO. For more previews of this incredible photo shoot, visit my Facebook Page!