Tuesday, 15 September 2020

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but the wide world's joy." Henry Ward Beecher

 Perhaps not scientifically correct, but on this glorious day, it certainly feels that way. Realising I only had until this Sunday to see the David Jones Spring Flower Show, I tore off into town.

Gorgeous as always, but this time, there is a free session in a Bioptron light treatment, used in Europe to combat SAD or to find your inner glow as the assistant said to me. For one who can't sit still, I thought it ended very quickly and was surprised when she said it had indeed been 5 minutes. When it first started, I was thinking I would have to wave her over to shut it off, as I'd really only last a minute. I'm not sure if I have any lasting benefits but I did really enjoy the experience.

Reading the notes on the gratitude tree, it became clear that a lot of people shared the flower shows of the past, or just visits to David Jones with their now deceased mothers. As sad as it was to read, it was also lovely to think of those rituals once bonding and enjoyed buy mother and daughter, and that the daughter could bring her mother close by revisiting alone. Rituals are important, not for the formality but for the connection. It has got me thinking about my own kids, and what bonds I want to create like that, linked not just with me, but with a place so they have tangible keys to the memories.
One of the nice touches this year is the take home daffodil seeds, so hopefully in a while I'll have my own flower show...we shall see.

If you time your visit right, you can grab lunch in the Food Hall or take home dinner!

You can also tour online for those unable to make it, otherwise it ends this Sunday, Sept 20.

In their own words, David Jones writes "This season, there is magic to be found in the ordinary. You need only let the light in."

Linking with #FloralFriday  #WWOT #WordlessWednesday #AllSeasons #AwwMondays and #NaturesNotes  

I wore a mask throughout but the spacing was fine and plenty of sanitiser everywhere. There are markings on the footpath for the outdoor window displays too.


  1. I want to go in person. So beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day, Lydia. ♥

  2. What a wonderful way to spend some time...

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    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  4. Beautiful flowers, and I really like that quote. Visiting today from the Wonderful Wednesday link up. Have a great week!

  5. That first arrangement is really amazing - quite a work of art!
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  6. Beautiful bouquet! Have no idea if there is a light treatment for SAD in the USA:) But then. me thinks it's under reported, since it's so common here to have the lights on in one's house all day.Yes. rituals for the reason of connection is important! Great post for All Seasons. What happened to your first link this week - I thought I saw it and responded... Any ways. great post and many thanks for the linkup - welcome, and may you come for a long long time:) Jesh

    1. I think I mucked up the days and posted on your about to expire post instead. I''m having a little break so will go MIA for a few weeks but will def be back. Now that I've found you, I'm hard to shake off...tho a little stupid when it comes to remembering what days to post where ;)

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