primivera // a Spring jasmine crown and a forest fairy

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Happy Spring! 
We found the jasmine flowering behind the water tank. She said, can we make a crown. Of course of course. A Spring crown for my little forest fairy. Welcoming Spring. With her smile. 

I couldn't choose just one favourite from the 200-odd photos that I took. We were chasing the last of the afternoon light, but the garden looks glowing and glorious in the last days of Winter when we shot these. 

Jasmine makes me think of our wedding day. Last week we celebrated our nine year wedding anniversary. Our flower girl, so young back then, wore jasmine in her hair and twirled around her flower basket. We cut the flowers from the house up the road from where we were living at the time. I'm so glad there's jasmine here now, on this land. That my mum planted it, despite it being a bad weed that will want to creep over everything, it hasn't been too bad in the years since it was planted. It's good to have that perfume of jasmine mingling with citrus blossoms filling the air. 

If you are welcoming Autumn, I hope it's lovely watching the leaves change colour and fall and scatter on the ground. The blossoms aren't last long here, it seems Spring will be fleeting and Summer will be upon us before we know it. Right now, I am soaking up every single moment of early Spring flowers as I can. Check out my IG feed, there seems to be a flower every second photo!

when it blooms

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I feel I haven't shared any floral love here for a while. There's been SO much happening all around outside, in our garden and fields (paddock), and down the road and along the wayside. 

Spring tricked Winter a little, and some blossoms came really early. The peach blossoms are all but done, with the few glimpses of pinky when I drive along the road, and one tree in our garden. The white plum blossoms come a little later than the peaches, I'm not sure if it's a difference between peaches and plums or because ours are in different locations in the garden, and get different warmth and light. I love slipping across the grass to the plum trees. At a certain time of afternoon they have the most magic glowing quality. Actually, anytime of the day they are simply beautiful and intoxicating and magical to be amongst. The trees themselves are old and fallen and gnarled, like wizened fairy trees. Last weekend with the moon glowing through them in the late dusk light I felt truly lucky and special to be able to live here. 

One the weekend we gathered flowers from all over. And our home is now overflowing with vases of blooms. 

White azaleas and one pink rose from the vacant house up the road

White plum blossoms on long branches, tied up with golden thread, from across the paddock

Pink azaleas from just outside our door

One little clover flower picked at the bus stop

A small clutch of yellow dandelions the girl gave me

A woven piece of stick/yarn work. 

Red camellias from the giant tree outside - these are beautiful as blooms, and make a pretty stunning natural dye colour as well. 

What's the weather doing there, for you? 

Spring or Autumn settling in, or is Winter having a last little turn, like here where the evenings have slipped back into being cold again.

As always, I "collect"

floral love over on pinterest

, if you'd like to have some botanical inspired smiles.