Walk and Enjoy

Walk and Enjoy
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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Upon the onset of spring

Coming towards the end of winter, there was a slight changed in temperature. From moderate to warm, sunset seems later and sunrise is quicker. Looking around me the previously dull areas of the garden are now brimming with colours and textures. Spring has finally sprung! Driving along the main road, I was pleased to see colourful gazanias lined along the footpath. A variety of flowering plums and cherries parading their most vibrant blooms. Flowers make me happy, they bring cheer and joy to my innermost soul. I try to surround myself with the things which make me happy and flowers are one of them.

Couple of weeks ago, my friend and her husband came over for afternoon tea before they flew to Bali for a relaxing holiday. I've been so busy that I didn't have a chance to share their photos. Nonetheless, I'm sharing them now.
My daughter and I prepared some sandwiches, baked lemon tart and cupcakes. It was indeed a pleasant afternoon as we chatted, nibbling on some goodies, sipping our favourite tea till dusk joined us.
I'm sharing some photos of our garden, what's blooming and what-not, from orchids to the quince trees, my senses filled with beauty. I also picked some veggies and stir-fried them for our lunch before I sat down and logged in to my blog. Hope you enjoy the photos.

So what's happening in your neck of the woods?

Thank you lovely friends for visiting and leaving your sweet comments. It sure makes my day and blogging worthwhile.

This week I'm joining;
Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Martha of Martha's Favourite
Kathryn of The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday


  1. Delightful photos! That is a scrumptious-looking tea!

  2. Your tea table looks beautiful and delicuous. You all had a pleasant time together. Your kitchen with the vegetables and fruit, such a colourful photos.

  3. Oh my, what a wonderful tea setting with so much beauty and great tea food....wish I was there! Your photos in the kitchen and else are fabulous too!
    Big hugs,

  4. Your flowers are so pretty and vibrant with color. All the goodies look so yummy, especially the cupcakes with the pink frosting. What a lovely table setting for your friends. Is that a fairy I see in the garden, I love her? I'm not sure you know, my friend, but I love fairies!! I am browsing through your home, and it looks so cozy. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous flowers with us. Flowers are the magic in our lives.


  5. Oh, yummy, look so delicious and pretty too:) And wonderful colours!:)
    Sweet family:)LOvely blog:)

    Greetings from Finland,

  6. Hi Ira,

    In our country autumn is slowly setting in :-)! We are still enjoying fine weather and the garden, but not for long.

    Your garden looks beautiful Ira! Your tea as well. There are so many delicious things on the table!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my crochet pillow as well. I don't think I will sell it, but if you are looking for a similar one, please have a look at my friends Etsy shop 'Eigenhandig'. She will be posting pillow's like this soon.

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  7. What a beautiful tea! The china, the food, the flowers, the linens, all so pretty! Wonderful photos of your garden flowers and veggies, too. We are enjoying warm, golden late summer days here. Hugs xoxo

  8. That tea looks very beautiful, such cute cupcakes and it all looks delicious :) And what beautiful flowers you have in your garden!

  9. What a lovely tea, Aida! Your china, linens, food, everything looks just wonderful. Pretty flowers too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Tea Time and have a joyous week.


  10. Thank you for joining my crocheting blog.. I have a other blog Mz. Witherspoons @ spoonwither.blogspot.com.. I joined you as well you tea looks so lovely pretty Tea pot and cups.. everything is just wonderful. I love sweetpea flowers.. Have a great evening with love Janice

  11. Hello Aida, I am thrilled to be visiting you today at your beautiful blog. Your tea time looks wonderful. The china is very pretty and I love your tea cups. I can see spring is indeed where you are...those sweet peas are divine! I adore sweet peas. I really enjoyed your post. Thanks so much for sharing.

  12. Hello Aida, how wonderful to discover your lovely blog. You are now at the end of winter and we are now at the beginning of fall. It is a great time of year. Your tea setting is very pretty and the treats look delish. I love the fresh veggies. I am so happy that you stopped by my blog for a visit. Your sweet words are truly appreciated.


  13. Your tea table is so pretty! The cupcakes look almost too pretty to eat and I love the cupcake holder. You have a beautiful blog and I'm so glad you are a new follower. I'll be happy to follow back and look forward to getting to know you!

  14. Hello sweet Aida,

    I am enchanted! You have outdone yourself! What a most elegant teatime you prepared, so full of elegance and charm in the linens, the dishes, the lighting and the SWEETS!! They look absolutely out of a fairy tale, too pretty to eat, although I'm sure they tasted unreal. And colour, everywhere, even in the pretty pink icing! So wish I could have joined you, (assuming I were to be invited, of course!).

    Thanks for putting a 'sweet' smile on my face!