I Love Coffee, I Love Tea! Coffee and tea making; a serious business for those who really enjoy it. The sound of tea being poured from a pot into a cup is one of the nicest sounds in the world. The coffee machine.....the shiny chrome, the complicated pipes and knobs, the sound of the milk frother and the bursts of angry steam filling the air.....the aromas. Independent coffee bars and tea houses.....a place to meet friends, to read or just to sit in the window and watch the world go by. The comfort of your own home or that of a friend or family member. Tea or coffee on the go, in your car or on the train or bus. Whatever! Show me what you can do to make me feel the vibe, to catch the aroma....to hear the sound. If you don't drink tea or coffee just do what you can with your beverage of choice. I am not a lover of coffee chains. I always support the independent where I can; especially where they make an effort against the homogenised taste from the chains. The Challenge will run from Monday 24th April 2017 until Friday 12th May 2017 All the usual Challenge RULES will apply, including: 1. Either take pictures that match the nominated theme or select some from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the images in order to enter it. 2. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement pictures that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know. 3. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him/her a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo-challenge, after all! 4. The winner will assume the responsibility of curator for the next Salon Challenge, and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the SC Photo Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. Don't forget - that opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules. 5. The curator cannot enter his or her own salon Looking forward to a lot of posts!