We are in full bloom of autumn colors and this post is definitely not following the trend.
Lately, I’ve been feeling slower than usual, like I need more time to prepare and adapt, to react. Even though this was supposed to be the last post of summer, sort of a farewell, it’s coming later than planned. Anyway, I hope it will create a little rest from all the autumn leaves and pumpkins you’ve been seeing around lately and bring you back to summer colors just for a while.
I’ve used to avoid buying bouquets for a long time. In part, I’ve considered them a waste of money. However, there was another, more serious reason for it, too. I just hated see flowers dying. I mean, what was the point of seeing them cut from their natural environment, for pure pleasure, if they last for only a week?
But, then again, there is another part of the story. Whenever I passed by a flower shop or the flower corner at the market I couldn’t resist not to stop and admire these beautifully arranged bouquets. The perfect mix of flowers and greens, matching colors and that smell… As you may guess, I started buying them. Constantly.
My home, oh, it looked so much better with flowers on the table. It was brighter and happier place. I felt much happier, too. And then, after a good week or so, it started. The first fallen leaves on the table, a dry stem, loss of color… I knew there was no way to save them from drying, but I felt like I had to do something. So, one day, I came back from work, thew my bag and took my camera. I had an idea how to keep them alive.
Composition of flowers. I will keep a memory of this bouquet forever, they will be captured on camera, even shared online. I know what you think, I’m already starting to sound weird to myself, but don’t mind me, I sometimes have this overreaction for the simplest things.
An hour later, when the light in the room was almost gone, I was still in my work clothes, with a bunch of colorful rose petals around. They were ready to be thrown away. The summer was slowly fading into autumn.