My aunt, mum’s younger sister, came to stay recently, travelling, for the first time, on her own from interstate on the train. We had a lovely week together – a mix of busy days and new adventures, and other days of rest and calm.
A few days after she left, gorgeous flowers arrived as a thank you. Aunty Jan had told the florist to choose the flowers carefully because the recipients were photographers ‘of note’. While that’s possibly over-stating things (but thank you AJ), I did spend some time photographing them.
The flowers were predominantly yellow and brightened the kitchen beautifully. Here’s just one of them in the late afternoon light…
My aunt is visiting from country NSW so we ventured to Silvan today for the Tulip Festival at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm.
What a beautiful display of flowers!
Calla lily … a study in decay
Tulips v5 … it’s finally spring in the southern hemisphere and the tulips are rioting – jumping right out (riot out) of the frame!
Tim and I set ourselves a challenge yesterday – find some flowers (or a single flower) and take a photo.
Simple, straightforward … or so it would seem. I had a shot in mind, but couldn’t find the flower I wanted, so had to make do with some tulips!
It wasn’t difficult!!
Pink today … just because!
It was my first day at my new (full-time, ongoing, academic) job today. A barrage of information that lasted all morning … then ‘getting settled’ during the afternoon – which meant finding more information, this time on my own.
New jobs are exhausting! Ten hours of newness in one day is quite enough. It’s time for a cuppa … and some flowers, of course!
Walking down our street yesterday I noticed a florist shop where there hadn’t been one the week before. I decided to go in. Kellie, the director of Fig and Bloom, has an online business and was convinced by friends to open a shop as well and on Tuesday she did just that. The flowers are beautiful, and what I liked best of all was that I could buy single flowers. So I bought two and spent a lovely few hours photographing one of them in the light coming in through the kitchen window.
This image has more of a domestic feel than I usually go for, with the flyscreen in the background and the edge of the bottle in view, but there’s a certain appeal to it.