My Parents Gave Me This Amazing Gift
Dear Flower Lovers,
I grew up in a family of flower lovers.
As long as I can remember, my mum and dad had a flower garden, it brought so much beauty and solace into our lives. When I look back and see how many hours my dad passed in the garden I feel like they were hours of meditation, calm and resetting from a job he didn’t really love. Flowers were his saviour!
It’s only when you grow up you realise that this stuff is imprinted in your DNA and that without realising it, your parents have given you an amazing gift, the education and love of flower names and seasons, of different types of gardens like the generous and eclectic English garden, yet somehow they managed to instill a love for the pared down and simplicity of a French Garden.
You don’t even realise you know any of this stuff because your parents have instilled with you one amazing gift, till one day, your hubby asks you ‘what flower is that’ and you can rattle it off, or he stops to smell yet another flower such as a Gardenia and pronounces it yet again to be Jasmine (the only flower he seems to know) and you know before you have even seen it, just from the perfume, that it’s a Gardenia.
Over the years, as I have moved from one place to the next, the thing that has always allowed me to call a place home has been the flowers on the table. They have been the thing that makes my house a home and keeps me grounded and feeling safe.
When I started shooting this series titled Jeune Fille En Fleur, I thought of my parents and how much joy they would get from these photos and it’s thanks to them that flowers are an essential part of my life.
So this is an early Mother’s (and Father’s Day) homage to my folks, the flower people! If you love flowers as much as I do and want them in your life every day, the folks at FORMAN PICTURE FRAMING in Melbourne are still framing these beauties right up till Mother’s day.
You can check them out HERE
Or if you somewhere else on the planet, I ship Internationally from my shop HERE
Hugs and flowers to you all