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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Out in the bush

It's November, one more month before summer begins but as always summer seems to start earlier than expected. Well, Australian weather has its way of coming and going in an unexpected manner.  Anyhow, I had an outrageous 2 weeks at work. Lots of changes happened, few friends lost their jobs,  changes in my role, training for the new role etc etc....

But the good thing is my holiday is drawing nearer and nearer.  Yippee

Thank you dear friends for stopping and taking time to leave your lovely messages.

I am joining Trishie for Floral Friday, Benideen for Friends sharing tea, Sandi for Tea Cup Tuesday, Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Friday, Martha for Tea cup Tuesday

A couple of weeks ago (before the warm weather arrived), we had a chance to go bush walking.

First, I am sharing my tea time under the pergola

I am trying this ginger and lemongrass tea from T2. Refreshing and soothing, the infused aroma of both blends evokes fond memories of my mother's cooking. With freshly picked ingredients from the garden.

The ranunculus this year were prolific, I was able to cut some for the vase, and leave some on the plant. 

I love having tea under the pergola. 

We started our trek from Cowan station, an hour north of Sydney.

The bushwalking team; Janelle, Lyndall and my sweet hubby Greg.

Looking at the trail, doesn't seem daunting at all.

Saw a few of these enormous trees.

Skink by the billabong, loving the micro-climate surrounding.

We were approaching Jerusalem bay, the water was emerald green.

We were not expecting too much company

The water was calling, we can't resist the urge...

For it was very tempting...

So I took  my walking shoes off and started to dip my feet.

Ahhh... What a pleasant sensation to soak my tiresome feet even only for few minutes.

This is my idea of a selfie, concealed by a hat and a pair of sunnies.

Kids were jumping with glee, as they plunged their bodies in emerald-green of Jerusalem Bay.

The water glistened as the sun hit its surface

Soon, I have to climb back to start heading towards the clearing of this 2.5 Km section of the Great North walk.

During our walk I found lots of native bushes and shrubs with some unique and interesting blooms which I will be sharing on my return. Hope to see you soon. 


  1. Cute little red polka dot tea set, tea and reflection well deserved after the turmoil at your work.
    I enjoyed the walk in the bush with you and could almost feel the soothing effect of the water on your feet myself. Sneaky selfie:-)

  2. Oh, I love your polka dots, Aida! Polka dots always bring a smile to my face. Your walk was interesting with lots of unique looking trees and of course the soak in the water would have been most inviting. Thanks for taking us along and joining me for tea. Have a lovely week.


  3. Polka dots are one of my favorites tea sets. I so enjoy the walk you took. Felt like I was there with you. Thank you for joint the party and for a wonderful visit. Blessings. Martha

  4. What a beautiful post! Your pictures are lovely and time by the water sounds delightful :)

    Also, I love your polka dot tea set! Have a wonderful day. Hugs!

  5. I love those spots in the tea pictures! My favorite! I hope things at work shake out well. Hang in there! What a ramble in the bush! I'm inspired!

  6. Such a pretty, polka dotted teatime, Aida! The flowers are such a deep red and perfectly shaped. Your trek into the bush looks exhilarating. I'm sure that water was the most refreshing highlight of the whole day! Wonderful pics, my friend, thanks for sharing!

    Have a lovely day!


  7. That bushwalk sounds very attractive, I love the colours in the water. Your cheerful teaset and flowers are lovely as always.
    Wish you a lot of success at your work!

  8. Thank you for the tea with ginger and walking:)
    Best wishes Aida:)

  9. Dear Aida, I love your trek, this nature, these views ... I was thrilled and felt like I was walking there with you:-)
    How do you nicely you talk about your husband:-) Best regards him warm! Lucky.
    I keep my fingers crossed for your job
    Yours warmth and steal you some of the sun at the pictures:-)

  10. Hello Aida,

    Love your little spot under the patio for having a lovely afternoon tea. T2 tea is delicious, my daughter knows to buy some of them for me. A lovely bush walk, the old twisted trees are just so amazing to look at.
    Good luck with your job. things sound a bit up and down for everyone.

    Happy days.

  11. Dear Aida,
    Your walk in the bush sounds wonderful. What interesting trees these are. That twisted one is so unusual looking. And the enormous tree is a beauty. I really like your red polka dot cup, it's so sweet. I'm glad you are enjoying nature, Aida. It's my favorite place to be and brings me peace every time.

    Happy November!


  12. Thank you for sharing! Loved the outing and what marvelous clear water!

  13. What great pictures Aida. It looks like summer there. Everything is lovely!

  14. What a lovely walk! I haven't been bushwalking for ages, maybe when the boy is older, I'll bring him to Jerusalem Bay. Ginger and lemongrass tea sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks for linking up to Floral Friday! I can see your pic on linky tools just fine on my browser and iphone.

  15. Dear Aida,

    Lovely post and photos from teatime under the pergola to your lovely walk.
    Also the selfie is cute
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend

  16. What a gorgeous bush walk! Jerusalem bay looks Amazing! that water... wow!

  17. Great summer pictures and lovely little tea party in the garden. Here in London winter is getting closer with long dark evenings. It's more about sitting by the fire.
    Have a lovely continued week!

  18. Fabulous journey to reminisce over under the pergola.. My son live on Scotch Island in Australia and often goes on outings... It's such rugged country...Thank You for sharing...Hugs

  19. Your tea set up is charming, especially your flowers, and I like your photos of Jerusalem Bay, water pools, the knobby tree, and all.

  20. Oh, how I enjoyed seeing photos of your hike! I love old gnarly trees with shapes that you can imagine a face on! How nice to get to cool your feet, too! Great photos! Hugs from Florida, Diane

  21. sorry for the upheaval at work! hope things settle, soon. you're getting early summer. we're getting early winter.

    many of the photos wouldn't load for me - sometimes my connection doesn't work fast enough - but i loved the cool trees and waters!

  22. Hello dear Aida!
    I am so sorry about the chaos at work, and wish you a calmer atmosphere. It is always a challenge when businesses regroup...and we don't have much say in the matter.
    Looks like this beautiful journey into Nature was soul-restoring. Stunning and gorgeous....
    Your tea table is lovely and charming as always, and I'm very partial to polka dots! :) That sweet teapot looks like it may have come from Eastern Europe?
    Sending you hugs, dear friend from snowy Minnesota :)
    - Irina

  23. Amazing post ! Would you like to follow each other?