This week I am grateful for:
- Friends who bring flowers as gifts when you invite them over for dinner.
- Just one of those days that are so simple but so beautiful that you just can’t help but smile and you get ‘what a wonderful world’ stuck in your head.
- I loved seeing all the happy flowers and faces with #primaveracrowns (feel free to submit some more over the next week)
Links for the weekend
Have a springful weekend!
Yay. It is officially spring – at least according to the sun and moon (ie today is the spring equinox). In celebration I hope some of you have joined Bethan and me in wearing a flower crown – at least some of the time. Maybe while doing the dishes or working out this morning? I am imaging that I am virtually dancing in a flowery spring meadow with all of you lovely people!
Of course I couldn’t help taking a hundred of pictures of the pretty flowers (though I have maintained some restraint in sharing them there will be more tomorrrow). I haven’t bought carnations for … I think ever, but I think they might be under-rated. What do you think?
A photo series inspired by words.
I have to admit this one was a little bit of a cheat. I bought three peonies for my capture challenge still life and over the course of the week they faded from fuscia pink to candy floss to peach and from a coral to a buttery yellow. It amazed me! So I went and found these words inspired by the photos instead of the other way around. You will forgive me I am sure.
“The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went. And what the poets said in rhyme, the young translated into practice.”
– Virgina Wolf
I suppose the emotion that is triggered watching these flowers fade in so short a time raises the inevitable questions of mortality and passing time but what these words suggest to me is that although things leave, pass or fade for a time they are wonderful and to celebrate and enjoy them. It seems like a particularly true sentiment for summer in this part of the world.
I thought I would also share some Italian words (in an attempt to increase my knowledge and as last time I did too).
faded – sbiadito (the “sb” sound is pronounced like a “z” apparently which I thought sounded very onomatopoeiac. Or am I just being a silly romantic?)
peony – peonia (simple enough that one!).
Previous words in the series: abundance
Just a couple portraits in front of the gold five sided hexagon* that Anna painted on her wall for the occasion of our meetup by the sea.
From the top: Katie and Hannah, Jo C, Anna, Elena, Charlotte and Jo H.
In the last one Jo is wearing a tower of crowns which is just amazing! There are more pics on my facebook page.
Flowers kindly provided by Great British Florist.
* I have since been corrected that a five sided shape is a pentagon but I like the word hexagon more.