There are so many ways you can look back on the year that’s just drawing to an end.

When I stopped to think about the things that had stuck in my mind (my heart) this year, I kept coming back to flowers.

There is something about the feeling of wonder, love, connection and connectedness that I get from taking flower photos learning how to do flower portraits.

Each one: each place, each flower, each moment is etched in my mind (my heart).

Moments of:

  • finding the flower (or letting the flower find you)
  • bending down and trying to notice, pay attention
  • smiling as the flower responds
  • getting wet, stung, scratched, stuck
  • enjoying a brilliant moment of wonder
  • hearing the start of a poem, the whispers of a song line that emerges in response
  • recognising the flush of emotion: grateful, and humble
  • feeling simply, wildly: alive

There are so many things that get lost in the flash of time, passing.

I am glad that flowers are not one of them.

A Year in Flowers

The collage is of flowers found over the last twelve months.