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camellia in black and white

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black and white photo of camelia

a while ago, whilst out on a photo walk, i found a camelia on the ground. it looked so lovely that i couldn’t just leave it there, and i knew snapping a quick photo wouldn’t do it justice. so i took it home, laid it on my favourite silver tray and took these. at one point i picked it up and it fell apart, so its time was short but sweet.

close up black and white photo of camelia
black and white photo of camelia
black and white camelia
photo of flower broken into pieces

flowers from appleyard london

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appleyard london autumn bouquet
oh autumn flowers you are wonderful. yes, i know it’s not autumn quite yet, but we’re in the middle of september, so it’s definitely near. autumn hues are the best, aren’t they? different shades of reds, golds, yellows and dusky pinks. oof. i recently was sent these divine luxury flowers from appleyard london and i have to say i am really quite taken with them.

the red roses are absolutely perfect but i love the addition of the ..what i am assuming is rosehips. not only do they make the bouquet look more autumnal, but i just think they really set it apart from your everyday bunch of flowers. oh i do wish i could have flowers every day! the little slither of purple gives it a great ‘pop’ too.

appleyard london autumn bouquet
appleyard london autumn bouquet
i think photographing flowers is one of my favourite things to do. as you can see when i go out on little photo walks, or wherever i am, i am always drawn to nature. you’ll probably see this most in my snapshots of the week posts. obviously i’m by no means a pro at this, but it does fill me with a special kind of happiness. if you have any floral photography tips, please let me know!

i had to split the bouquet into two as i don’t have a big enough vase, but i don’t mind as that means i can have them in two rooms instead of one! i win. excuse me now whilst i go take a ridiculous amount of photos..

appleyard london autumn bouquet
if you want to treat someone else to some flowers (or yourself!) you can use the discount code: GIFT33 for 33% off! don’t say i don’t spoil you ;) if you’re in a rush and you need a quick but special gift you can get next day flowers too. flowers for everyone!

*these flowers were sent for me to review

snapshots of my week – 6th september

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ivy on pink
i’m just going to pretend most of this week didn’t happen. but i am going to remember the good things that happened in between. the early morning walks, the drinking of refreshing ice cold water, ava sleeping on my lap (a rare occurrence), sneakily cutting a rose from the bush a few houses down and marvelling at it’s softness and perfect pink, amazing vintage magazines and colour inspiration. lots of little things that made the not so good, better.

how has your week been?

yellow berries
pink rose
bee brooch from oh my clumsy heart
polka dot card and sun paper
i won some sun paper from caroline of scraps of us. she included some extra bits too and all the lovely colour made me happy.

patterned notebook
i’m finally getting round to getting a5 notebooks up in my shop! i need to decide on one more design, photograph them, then they’ll be up! next up – brooches.