Friday, December 10, 2010

A festive Friday Flower

We're well into the month of December now... counting down the sleeps 'til the big day... Well, that's how it used to be when I was a kid... but now, I want to hold onto the build-up for as long as possible... savouring the season and all the wondrous sights it brings... Evening drives around my neighbourhood are heavenly... almost all the houses are decorated in an array of beautiful twinkling lights. Lighting up the cold winter's night and rivalling any Summer floral display. This festive season really brings so much joy and beauty into a month than would normally be cold and bleak... but, instead, we are bombarded with rich images... colours of red, gold, and green bringing a much welcomed warmth to our world... allowing us to forget the cold winter months that are ahead of us... that's why I love this season!

I wanted my Friday Flower to capture this feeling... and so, I picked all the colours that encapsulate this time of year... I threw in some rosemary, too, because, lets face it, Christmas definitely has a smell... and this herb certainly lends itself very well to the season... it's a pity you can't get 'smelly-vision,' as you would be able to enjoy the heady fragrance of this week's Friday Flower, too...

Anyhoo, I dedicate my Friday Flower to a lovely gal named Beth. Originally from the UK (beautiful Wales to be exact), she now lives in Brisbane, Australia. Her blog, A Welsh Girl in Australia, documents her new life Down Under... a life where cold winter nights have been replaced by all the warmth that an Australian summer has to offer...  I personally remember seeing the familiar Santa image (complete with thick red suit) out and about on the streets of Sydney and thinking 'Strewth, I bet he's hot'...  but, hey, to get a better depiction of life in Australia, head over to Beth's and say hi.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend... keep warm or cool (depending where you are).

If you want to join in with this weeks Friday Flower, link to your page below... the more the merrier!


  1. Hi Laura
    Love your flowers, it is true the houses now look so lovely with all the lights! I have posted you some christmas flowers, the pics from a fabulous place in UK where you can buy these wonderful arrangements (at a tremendous price though!) Have a lovely weekend.

  2. A beautiful pick for Friday!! just lovely! i have my Christmas scented candle burning with the tree lights on... it's so wonderful!
    WIshing you a wonderful weekend,

  3. I love Bethan's blog too. There are some great fairy lights in these parts, and I love to take the children out for a drive early evening to enjoy them. Such simple pleasure! Enjoy your weekend. Sonia :) x

  4. What beautiful flowers! I really should check out the blog you mentioned, in fact I will right now. :)
    ps I added in my Friday Flowers as well. Thank you!

  5. Gorgeous flowers! It's so hard picturing all you bloggers in the northern hemisphere's chilly weather while we're sweltering here in the heat :)

  6. Ah, I'm so pleased you and Beth have found each other, Laura. She's such a sweetheart. I really enjoy her take on Australian life as an expat. I hope many more bloggers find her through your sweet post. J x

  7. I just LOVE the
    bouquet that you
    put together, Laura!
    I have a rosemary
    tree in the kitchen
    as I write, and roses
    and holly are both
    favorites : ) I'm
    sure the excitement
    is mounting at your
    house ~ so sweet.
    Off to meet Beth....
    Have a very merry weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  8. Oh thank you for dedicating your flower to me Laura - how gorgeous of you, I'm really touched x
    It's been a bit of a busy weekend, and I've only just logged on to catch up and get my dose of what's happening around the bloggy world and to finish a post I had already started.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend in the cold. X


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