January and February in the UK are two of the most miserable months weather-wise. The overall theme is grey, damp, grey, overcast, grey, wet and did I mention how grey it looks? Don't get me wrong, we can have some glorious weather here but this time of the year can be pretty depressing. In fact January is a month where suicide, becoming bankrupt and getting divorced are far more prevalent. Can you blame a girl if she needs cheering up then? You might understand then, why I was so pleased to be given a large hand tied bouquet of flowers, and as you can tell from the photos, they are absolutely beautiful!
As ever, something so lovely inspired me to take some photographs and so I took them outside to make the most of the natural light. I think the flowers must have cheered the weather up too as the sun made an appearance. I think the dark edge to the carnation above looks fantastic.
All the flowers were gorgeous but the ones that really stood out were the roses. I love how the petals unfurl around the centre of the flower and how the edges are just turned over. There were also iris in the bouquet as you can see in the photo above, as well as chrysanthemums, gysoplila, lilies, hypericum berries and alstromera.
Above is another photo of one of the roses and below I have included close up of the alstromera.
Below is a shot of teh iris which are a springtime flower in the UK. Having these flowers in my home will definitely hold the grey weather at bay! Meanwhile I also have an amaryllis about to bloom and in the garden I have daffodil bulbs sprouting. Spring is defintely on the way!