I thought I would share a couple of photos from our trip to the mountains before getting back into the regular recipes. It is Autumn (Fall) in Australia and the weather is starting to get colder. Although it can get down to the low 30's in the morning during winter, it does not snow in Sydney. Growing up I did not have central heating in my house so it was a mad dash in the morning to get into a warm shower and get some winter clothes on. It was a sad day if someone had beaten you to the shower.
|Some of the teapots at Bygone Beautys|
On a cold, rainy day there is nothing better to warm you up than to have a Devonshire Tea by a fireplace. To achieve this my daughter and I headed to the Blue Mountains, which are located about 90 minutes west of Sydney by car, to a wonderful tearoom located in Leura. Bygone Beautys not only serves a wonderful Devonshire Tea, but also boasts the world’s largest private collection of teapots. We started with the Soup of the Day, which was a sweet potato-pumpkin soup, and followed it with a Devonshire Tea - home made scones with jam and whipped cream, served with tea or coffee.
As you can see the grounds are beautiful, but the star is the scones, jam, and cream.
The leaves changing color was quite stunning too. I had forgotten how beautiful they are since I don't see them very often.
We also visited a wonderful old hotel called The Carrington which was opened in 1882.
And a final few photos. There was a fine rain falling for most of the day and I was amazed at how it delicately clung to the flowers, and even a spider's web.
And the spider's web.