Friday, 3 October 2014

Floral Friday | Garden Flowers

One of my favourite places of my home is my garden. For a Sydney home, it is rather large and inviting and I'm pretty sure, in terms of land, it is bigger than my actual house.

I have such fond memories of playing in my garden from morning till night. As a 4 year old, I would pick flowers and leaves and make little homes for the fairies to sleep in at night. At 8 years old, I would run away from my parents and sit behind the back foliage of the garden and conjure up a plan to run away for good. I never did. At 13, I would lie on the grass and look up at the clouds and see dragons fighting with each other, avoiding my homework in the process. At 16, I would invite all my friends over and we would lounge around the pool talking about boys and spreading gossip - oh how mean we used to be. At 21, I would lay with Stephen and play with my puppy as we chatted about the future and looked up at the stars.

My garden is a garden of memories for me. It is full of colour and full of life and I am so glad it is.

My garden is what makes my home. It is where we congregate in the summer, where we celebrate, where we rest, where we find ourselves again. There is no TV in the garden, no internet, no distractions. It is just nature and I being ourselves and loving each other like we ought.

My garden is my home.
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***Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie (trishie@underlockandkeyblog.com) for next month's theme or visit her here
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16 comments:

  1. I love that you spent much of your childhood in the garden, and it is obviously a very special place for you. Alex and I spend most of our days in our garden so I hope when he grows up he will have good memories of our time spent there. That gif looks absolutely amazing and delightful to watch!

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  2. So pretty! I love that you have such good memories from playing in the garden! That's precious!

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  3. A garden full of memories, how sweet!

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  4. So true, if I pry myself away from the computer and take a walk outside I never regret it! Love all your sweet memories and I love how you made the gif for floral friday - perfect!

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  5. This is such a heartfelt post. There isn't much better than a constant in our changing lives.

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  6. Such wonderful memories and so great that you get to keep making more. :)
    Juli Xx

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  7. Beautiful post and I enjoyed reading of all your happy memories you have shared out in your garden.
    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  8. Gardens are wonderful places for children to play and let their imaginations take flight!
    I'm creating my garden to be a magical place for my granddaughters too.
    There are faeries at the bottom of the garden... I know!

    I beautiful post Samantha!
    Have a fun weekend.
    Hugs
    Shane

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    1. Oh I hope they enjoy your garden as much as I enjoy mine

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  9. The gif is so wonderful,and gardens really are so magical :)

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  10. I love the colours you have collected! And I love that you have such great memories of your garden, I have some awesome ones of my childhood garden too :)

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  11. I love this, Sam. I grew up in Latvia and my grandma had a little "country home" where she would grow her flowers, veggies and fruit, as well as relax in the summer time. I used to love exploring through her gardens. Often times she even loved the weeds because they were beautiful too. I remember her bringing buckets of flowers home (and she took the bus with those buckets, which is quite the scene) and making bouquets out of them. I swear that lady was better than any florist with actually schooling. She was like the flower whisperer. She knew exactly which ones to put together. I think I learned to love flowers because of her.

    xo.

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    1. What a beautiful story and a beautiful memory! It brought a smile to my face - thank you for sharing it with me :) x

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