Spring may be gone as we start another hot season of Summer here in Australia, but the beautiful spring blooms are holding on just a smidge longer and I’m a little in love with the whole scenario. I tend to not buy fresh flowers in the summer as the heat makes it hard for them to stick around for too long. I figured I’d make the most of the slightly cooler weather before the humidity hits and put together a bunch of my favourites whilst I still had the chance to enjoy them for longer then a few days.
I’d rather have fresh flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck – Emma Goldman
A few years back I used to spend the first few hours of my Saturday, every Saturday, without fail at the flower market to buy some blooms. It was a tradition I carried with me when I lived in France but I restricted flower purchasing to Fridays only so I didn’t send myself broke and end up homeless in the city of lights. Then after a while, for no particular reason I just stopped and didn’t have any fleurs in my home at all. I thought it didn’t bother me and it wasn’t a big deal so I just let that little tradition die off slowly and got on with other things.
But recently I’m having a change of heart. From using the really expensive candles, to buying those fancy plates I’ve been eying off for a while, and again having something fresh such a flowers in my home at least once a week. It doesn’t have to be drastic, just a few stems here and there to lighten the mood. This year has been quite tough with an abundance of bad news affecting our family and friends.
All year we’ve watched our loved ones struggle with one thing or another out of their control and it comes down to the that little realisation that life is always too short.
It’s time to bring it all back to basics, the simple things that bring a little happiness back into the everyday routines. So I’m bringing the tradition back! Because despite being just a small part of my routine, it really did make a big difference and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.