There’s something about flowers that draws me in. I love bright colours – no-one could ever accuse me of having a dull house, my decorator even joked he needed to wear sunglasses when he painted it – and what’s more brightly coloured than an array of vividly blooming flowers?
When I live or travel in hot countries, I love the way colourful flowers just seem to be everywhere. And they grow so abundantly – pick one and three more seem to grow in its place. The only things that seems to do that in my garden in the north of England are the weeds.
So flowers represent more than just colour to me. They represent warmth, sun, an outdoor life, good times.
As it’s half term this week, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden and yard trying to get things looking nice after a winter of neglect. Fortunately the weather’s been quite good and already I’m seeing the benefit of my effort as flowers are beginning to blossom. If only I could believe it will last …
But in case the good weather doesn’t last and my flowers go back into hibernation (I do live in Manchester after all), I’ve put together an album of flower pictures I can browse when I’m sitting inside looking out at the rain.
Click on the image below to access the Flickr album.