Walk and Enjoy

Walk and Enjoy
Let love be the heart of who you are

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Open Garden

It was one of those beautiful spring days, when we headed to the mountains to visit three out of eleven open gardens in Leura. So off we went, the four of us, my dearest friend Olivia, her husband Serg, and my sweet hubby Greg. Hello dear friends, hope you are all well. I would like to thank you all for your kind visit and your lovely messages.

I am joining; Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday, Martha for; Martha's Favorites, Jody for; Sweet and Simple Friday, Bernideen for; Tea with friends

I put on my red suede shoes.

First we needed some energy-boosting food, to kick start our day. 

A protocol - a picture together.

We were greeted with azure sky, topiary of greens and towering trees.

Looking out the valley, the wilderness seem an eternity.

Bulbs are gorgeous. I love this wine-barrel turned into pot,

Well, I could just easily lie down under the canopy of this gigantic tree.

Surrounded with colourful azaleas make it look even more outstanding. 

Crabbe apple trees are a beaut in itself.

I'd like to have a cottage amongst these trees

Where bluebells thrive 

And waterfalls in my backyard, where I can retreat and take a dip to escape the summer heat.

Where tulips grow in the most unexpected places. 

Where I can peek out and be enchanted by this view

A place that is full of surprises

Hope you enjoy some of the photos as I will be back with more of these open garden views

Above is my charity-find... ceramic coasters, painted blooms of hydrangeas, lilacs, roses and lisianthus.

 My afternoon tea with my signature rhubarb and apple tea cake.

Foxgloves and apple trees are in their best dress

But this didn't dispirit the roses 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Spring Fling

Hello dear friends, hope you are all having a good week. The weather is certainly getting warmer, as spring comes into full swing. It has been a crazy week at home and at work. My husband is on his second week of school holidays. Besides finishing essays for his Masters in Holocaust studies, he is also in the progress of starting a new garden at home, whch is something I am very excited about. Apart from our projects around the house I am also busy planning my upcoming trip to the US. It will be my first time visiting America and I am looking forward to seeing some of the big cities. Anyway, more on that next time.

Last Sunday we had the most beautiful spring day, and we didn't let the household chores get in the way of having a picnic to enjoy a little spring fling.

Thank you for visiting.

I'm joining Trishie  for  Floral FridaySandi for Tea TimeBernideen for Tea in the Garden

                             So we packed our basket

    At the market we stopped, for some sour dough and grain bread

         Filled our thermos with hot water and milk in the other

     On our way to the park I bought a bunch of this colourful statice bouquet

It is always nice to just relax and enjoy nature and its surroundings

What is a picnic without something sweet for a treat

Crab apple trees, wisterias, magnolias, cherry blossoms were just some of the trees in bloom, filling the air with scent that was almost intoxicating

But what caught my attention was this teeny-weeny baby praying mantis, sitting on this pretty bluebell. Can anyone see it?