Welcome to tea my friends ...
Today I thought we go for a stroll in the gardens before settling in for a cup of tea.
On our stroll we can see how things are changing in the gardens. The trees are loosing their leaves; in the butterfly garden most of the flowers are gone; and the rose garden is looking a little thin.
By the memory garden ... apples lay on the ground.
Mr. G. can't seem to gather them fast enough ... just as he picks up
(what he thinks is the last one), more seem to appear.
Did you notice this little guy in the photo above?
... he was quite entertaining and certainly enjoying the apples.
But not all things are turning autumn colors....
It seems the warm temps have encouraged the roses to stay a little longer.
As the sun starts to make it's exit for the day ..
you can start to feel the temps become a little crisp in the shade.
Lets go inside and enjoy a warm cup of tea...
In honor of the beautiful roses that are still blooming I've chosen this Royal Sutherland teacup with red and yellow roses.
The saucer for the teacup is equally beautiful and although the roses appear to be the same I found it interesting to discover the bottom of the saucer read Rosina and the stamp was completely different from the bottom of the teacup.
To welcome autumn I've brought out my Kaldun & Bogle teapot.
For our tea this week ... We are enjoying a tea from Mariage Frères - Casablanca - a sweet mint tea and bergamot - it's a China black and green tea blend.
How about some Dutch shortcake cookies from Marks & Spencer to go with our tea?
The shortcake has been dipped in Belgian milk chocolate ... these truly melt in your mouth.
I was recently asked "How are you handling the change of the season?" and will be sharing my response over a cup of tea next week.
Wishing you all a beautiful week.
Hugs and Blessings,
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