I love fresh flowers.
Lavender at Kew Gardens, photo taken by my son on a school excursion
In Melbourne and Sydney all the high street greengrocers have buckets of fresh flowers out the front. In London, Northcote Road had a number of flower stalls filled with beautiful flowers, especially peonies. Here in Brisbane if you were to put fresh flowers outside your shop they'd be wilted from heat and humidity very quickly.
Rain forest Flower at Mt Tambourine, photo taken by my husband
When my husband and I lived in Sydney I would often by flowers from the street stall on the way home from work or on a Saturday morning when I walked up Glebe Point Road. I would do the same in Northcote Road, but back here in Brisbane I've barely bought a bunch.
Daisies at Kew Gardens, photo taken by my son on a school excursion
When we eventually get around to re-planting our front garden beds, I want to fill them with flowers that I can cut and bring inside. In the meantime I will just have to treat myself to some bought flowers.
Lilies from Suzi
I like simple floral arrangements, not the overly fancy ones you see in florists.
Take time out of your busy life to stop and smell the roses, or gardenias, or whatever flowers you enjoy.