Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Tea Time on the Mornington Peninsula


This is my 11th day here on the Mornington Peninsula, and I have seen this colorful cloud formation and had my first Afternoon Tea...

...using an obliging tree stump as my tea table in a nearby field.

Naturally, I brought fabric with me for such an emergency,

to give these treats a nice place to perch.

When we were children, our mother used cut-off tree stumps as tables and seats when we went on picnics in the forests where we lived in Alaska. Since they built a house using the trees on the land, there were plenty of seats and tea tables.
 
This interesting bird, a rainbow lorikeet,  is eating an apple and was quite tame, so I probably could have gotten a little closer. I MUST find this in fabric ;-)



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cleaver idea, using a tree stump as a tea table. The fabric looks so cheerful.
This reminds me of a camping trip with my husband's family when I was newly married. My mother-in-law put a camp stove on top of a tree stump and hung her pots and pans on the sides of it. She affectionately called it her Pan-tree(pantry).

Thank you for sharing.
Mrs.J.

LadyLydia said...

The bird is a rainbow lorikeet.

Stephanie said...

Such a wonderful idea to use a tree stump for a table. I enjoy walking in the woods here and will have to pack up some tea things for my son and I to enjoy an outdoor tea - thanks for the inspiration :)

Your pictures are lovely! That first one of the skies took my breath away! Such beauty God gives us to enjoy :)

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

budgeteer said...

That's beautiful LadyLydia . The fabric is so nice : )

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

Emergency, indeed! I will never look at another tree stump the same again! :)

Many blessings...

Michele said...

I am always amazed at how you make every situation you're in so lovely.

And speaking of lovely, your blog is looking lovely too....

Anonymous said...

Your sunset is breathtaking! Wonderful shot.
Of course you must find fabrics in the color of the sweet bird...everything seems to peaceful there....did you share your tea with someone? It's wonderful to receive your pictures.
LM

Anonymous said...

Lydia,

such a wonderful post just when I truly need it!! We have Rainbow Lorikeets in abundance here in Sydney; they are a riotous, mob of colour and parrot-calling. They used to absolutely cover our old Hills Hoist clothesline in the back garden when I was a little girl when mum would put out a plate of honeyed bread (not actually a healthy option for them, we know nowadays) or seed, or fruit as your fellow is happily dining on (much better for them). I didn't know they stretched as far south as the Mornington Peninsula.

If you can look it up, see if you can find blue Wrens there; these little gems are wonderful lark-like singers and very delightful. god bless the rest of your stay.

Sarah,
Australia.

Farrah said...

How enchanting! It looks like you had a lovely picnic. I also will never look at a tree stump the same:very creative, Lady Lydia.

I hope you have a blessed weekend.

LadyLydia said...

I have a great deal to post but unable to figure out the app called blogsy. It says it is posting but never does. Hopefully I will get back to posting soon.

I saw the crimson rosella today. A web search will show you how bright and pretty it is.

LadyLydia said...

I have a great deal to post but unable to figure out the app called blogsy. It says it is posting but never does. Hopefully I will get back to posting soon.

I saw the crimson rosella today. A web search will show you how bright and pretty it is.

Anonymous said...

The bird is lovely. I don't know whether or not you knit/crochet, but if you do, Lorna's Laces has a colorway called lorikeet and it is just as beautiful and brilliantly colored as the bird. It is available at www.jimmybeanswool.com

in His peace,
Miriam

p.s. I have absolutely no affiliation with Jimmy Beans or Lorna's Laces, I just knit a great deal.

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