For the past several days I’ve been running around like a little ferret as I took part in my very first amateur photography exhibition in London whooohoo! I’ll be publishing a post on how it all went in the coming days. But for now, I’d like to show my appreciation and share one of my loves with you, flowers.
It’s been a hectic few days and coming home to a gorgeous bunch of flowers just makes me smile like a Cheshire Cat. More than anything I always have a bunch of flowers in my home. I try as often as I can to have fresh ones too. They just light up the room and simply make my day. I wonder what it is about flowers that make us feel so good? I’ve been asking myself that quite a bit lately. I always feel like I’m positively glowing when I look at them, touch them and even talk to them (…and I’m sure I’m not the only one who does that either).
What are my favourite flowers you may ask? Well I’ll probably say peonies and hydrangeas. I mean, they’re simply gorgeous. I wonder why they draw me in so much? Wait, let me look up what they mean.
Ok…peonies apparently signify the following; “Honour, romance and romantic love and beauty in all forms”. Sounds about right! And hydrangea….“Grace and beauty”. No wonder I love them so as I’m a hopeless romantic at heart.
Often though It doesn’t matter what type they are or how much attention they may need, I just totally appreciate the beauty of flowers. I often scan through social media feeds and coo over them on a regular basis.
I recently took a trip to the Columbia Road Flower Market in east London on a very sunny and warm afternoon. On Sundays the road is literally transformed into an oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from planting seeds to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. The air is intense with the scent of flowers and the chant from the market traders: “Everthin’ a fiver” can be constantly heard.
I simply adore the flower community. While I’m certainly in no ways a flower connoisseur I do love coming home to beautiful looking flowers.
When I got home I decided to take more photographs of the flowers that I purchased that day. I’ve put together some of my favourites below and hope you enjoy them as much as I do :). You can also catch what flowers I’m currently crushing over on my Pinterest feed Sóla Snapshot for more….just hop on over. Enjoy!
The photographs were taken using my iPhone 6s+ and my Canon EOS 1200D – 24-70mm lens. I made the most of the perfect natural light that day and it worked so well in giving off the appearance that I was looking for. I’d love to hear what some of your favourite flowers are too so get in touch :).
Peace and love to you,