I was inspired last week by a lovely lady in Bowral, the country town where I live to set up this afternoon tea setting under my old apple tree in my garden. (which is currently being enjoyed by these little birds who are feasting on the last of my apples). Late last week one of my husbands client's baked some amazing scones and gave them to Andrew to bring home.
The story goes: Andrew visited his client to pick up some furniture to be restored, apparently he eyed a cake in her house, (my poor husband doesn't get much cake at our home) and the very next minute she had wrapped up the cake, a container of beautiful freshly picked raspberries and a bowl of whipped cream and gave all to Andrew to bring home. This cake is featured here on the black cake stand, we ate all the raspberries.
It is starting to get quite chilly here in Australia, in a little while all the leaves will be off this old apple tree and my garden will be totally bare for six months or so, most of the trees in my garden are deciduous, as much as winter is beautiful, I do love having leaves on my trees.