Once again we teamed up with Ścieżka (http://sciezka.art.pl/), this time for an outdoor festival dedicated to the beautiful leaves at the Warsaw Botanical Garden.
Although the garden is closed to the public starting in November, we got to get inside and celebrate what must be the best season to view them.
Paintings were hung around the garden and the guests were left to wander and wonder at the beauty of nature as well as the fantastic art.
It was a great joy to be outside in such a splendid environment.
Some guests stopped at our table to watch or to partake some tea.
This style of procedure , called chabako, is especially nice in an outdoor setting.
After some question and answer guests continued walking the gardens…
made prints of leaves they found…
ran into friends…
and were invited to join us for sweets and tea.
Before the tea everyone was offered a bowl of warm zenzai (a traditional Japanese sweet, like a sweet soup of beans and mochi) it’s hard to describe, but tasty, really.
We all stayed busy preparing the sweets and tea, to try and forget how cold it was.
We had a great team and managed to supply the demand for warm food and drink.
By the end of the day everyone had their chance to have some tea.
Although chilly, you couldn’t have asked for better weather or better people to spend the day with. Thanks to everyone for coming out and an extra big thank you to all who helped serving our guests and yet again to Ścieżka for working with us once more.