Monday, September 21, 2009

Say It With Flowers

Creativity Gets A Springtime Boost

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


So spring is well and truly here and three weeks after the end of winter, we've already had those warmer, longer days that inspire us to spend more time outdoors. The roses at Casa Authorblog will soon be in full bloom, although there have been isolated buds and blooms here and there.

But these images were shot with the permission of a Melbourne florist, just outside the shop, about ten days ago. Somehow, it seems just about everybody feels more creative as the bite of winter recedes. The displays seem bigger, more inventive and the colours seem more welcoming.

Maybe it's just my imagination. Or maybe there really is some truth to the theory that inspiration comes when surrounded by colour ....


Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.

24 comments:

i beati said...

all for me how thoughtful My birthday was yesterday appealingby the way

TechnoBabe said...

Aahhh, beautiful flowers.
Happy birthday, i beati!!

mountain.mama said...

Yes, please send me an arrangement too! It's my unbirthday.

Brian Miller said...

flowers are great for any occassion, there is something about all the colors that brightens the gloomiest day.

lakeviewer said...

Nice. Those displays do help our moods, don't they?

Daryl said...

Lovely .. here we're looking a cooler temps and fall flowers

Maggie May said...

Yes......... colour can be inspiring and there is no shortage of that on your posts.
Beautiful photos.
We are having an Indian Summer (late summer weather well into our Autumn) Lovely!

~Just me again~ said...

Beautiful!

jabblog said...

Beautiful flowers - I love the scent assault of a florist's shop but I also really appreciate a waft from honeysuckle and jasmine in my garden.
How lovely to be welcoming a warmer season.

afiori.com said...

How wonderful! Perhaps the only sensible thing is to live in two opposite places in the world. Here in Sweden the trees are rapidly changing colour but today it was well over 20 degrees C and I'm hoping and wishing that summer will stay a little bit longer. We're not exactly spoiled with warm weather here.

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous! and your florist has quite a knack for color! I'm happy for you that spring is on its way as we are on the slippery slope toward autumn here in Minnesota.
Cheers!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I agree about the colors being more intense in the early spring.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Absolutely delightful. I do my husband brings me roses soon!!

Coffeedoff said...

Such lovely colours.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'd love to buy an arm full of those flowers. They just make the day feel happier. Thanks.

Southern Drawl said...

Beautiful, as we gear up for fall here. I'm always ready for the change.

SandyCarlson said...

The florist was wise to let such an artist photograph her flowers. These are wonderful.

Carletta said...

As I concede to myself that autumn is just around the corner here and most of the color gone from my garden I can most certainly say that spring color and new life lend more to inspiration than the dull gray days of the winter ahead.
I almost envy those spring blossoms of which you speak; but I had my turn and now it's yours - enjoy and be inspired!

Jeni said...

Those flowers, especially the roses, really are beautiful. Of course, I am quite partial to roses -a toss-up between the yellow and white as to which color I like the best. And -since my birthday is coming up very soon, a bouquet of either color of the roses -or any other color for that matter as I'm not THAT picky on the color -would be a great gift. Hint, hint, ya know! LOL

Shadow said...

colour does inspire... beautiful shots!

jay said...

Beautiful! We are just heading towards winter here, so I envy you the long warm days ahead! We are looking towards miserable, bone-chillingly wet and foggy, dark days.

But we do have our US holiday before that! I'm sure I'll see some warmth and colour there! :)

Tulip said...

wow what a lovely gorgeous colorful flowers.

willow said...

Heavenly. I'll take all of them!

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