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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson





I had to race into the city to pick up my new sunnies (I know, it's all action and adventure here). I walked past David Jones to see their Spring Flower Show had begun. I was lured inside by the massive display of pink orchids. The towers of flowers are delightfully overwhelming and as I explored the floor, taking photos to the tinkling tunes from the Grand Piano, smiles were exchanged with fellow admirers. It was like we were in a secret club. There was a sense of community that is normally lacking from the busy mercantile frenzy.

















It was genuinely uplifting, and I left with a joyousness that hadn't been there when I walked in.
















As simple as that, I was loving life.












What are you loving this week?







Linking this old post with #LifeThisWeek on the theme of Flowers Around You. I still smile thinking about this morning and the simple joy it gave me.


28 comments:

  1. I'm loving the photos you posted to share your wonderful experience with us. I love flowers even though I can't grow them for quids !!
    Have the BEST day xox

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  2. Oh these are lovely photos! :) I was in Sydney one year and I got to go and enjoy the flower show in David Jones - it was really special, it would be nice if they did something here in Brisbane too!

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  3. Oh wow! What beautiful flowers. If only I could grow some like that.

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  4. Very beautiful flowers Lydia! I've had a bunch of flowers at home last for a fortnight which has surprised me. They were a housewarming gift from an aunt and thankfully my diligent mother visited last weekend when I was at Problogger and changed the water etc...

    When I was a bit more financial I used to buy some almost every week - just at Coles or Woolies and just $10-15 but they always cheered me up no end.

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  5. I missed the show this year. Thank you for sharing the photos!!!

    SSG xxx

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  6. You've brought back some lovely Sydney memories for me too. My late Mum would visit this ages ago, and then over a few years once I had finished full time work I would go in...with the camera of course! I love DJs in the city as it's been part of my life for a very long time.

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  7. When I lived in Sydney I used to always make a trip to the city to see the David Jones Spring Flower display. Thanks for the photos Lydia :)

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  8. Oh wow. We don't have such things in Canberra DJ's that I'm aware of. I must check it out just in case. How beautiful!
    I think new sunnies is packed with adventure ... essential ingredient for any adventure actually.

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  9. Beautiful flowers! And the love the Emerson quote.

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  10. Gorgeous photo's!
    I'm loving the start of school holidays (though I may live to regret saying so!) :) It's just nice not having to rush around in the mornings! :)

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  11. What beautiful photos and flowers :-)

    Have a bloomintastic week :-)

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  12. Gorgeous photos! Hope you'll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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  13. The floral displays are exquisite. Thanks for the photos.

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  14. The ones that hang down are my pick. They are all so pretty though.

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  15. I love those light pink roses! This would have lifted my day too :)

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  16. Those are really lovely flowers. Roses are one of my favourites.

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  17. Wow how pretty is that. Ive never to been to a DJ 's Spring flower show.

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  18. Looks like it was beautiful! I'm loving Weight Watchers this week...unfortunately.

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  19. The first shot makes me swoon.

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  20. Gorgeous!!
    I hope you'll come on by & link up at [On the other hand, I wrote about the KeepGo and the use of data, not roaming or texting.]

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  21. So many flower in here! The arrangements are so unique and beautiful.

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  22. They are so pretty! #photofriday

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  23. Just as beautiful the second time around ...

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  24. Wow! David Jones had that. That would attract any flower lover. Beautiful!

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  25. Such beautiful flower arrangements. I love having flowers around the house but don't do it enough.

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  26. It was lovely to see the first time here on the blog and now today I am glad you have shared it again for Life This Week link up about Flowers! Thank you!

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