I hope everyone is well, and that you're enjoying the change of season, whether you're going into Spring, or Autumn like myself. I love the change over of seasons, it's always a nice time of year, when you kind of have new expectations, and become more aware of the changes taking place in the natural world. In Joburg, the leaves are starting to turn yellow and gold and fiery red, the temperature is getting crisper in the mornings and evenings, and the air is starting to get that still, echoey, more silent Winter feel.
My husband came home with a huge armful of flowers for me on Saturday, which after eight years of marriage, not an enormous amount of years, but not to be sneezed at either:) just made my heart sing. They're now in vases all around the house, adding splashes of colour and happiness to the rooms.
You can see some of them in these photo's. Also included is one of my pashmina's draped over a chair in our bedroom, a vintage evening bag from my granny, and a thrifted vintage hat. The purply blue flowers are in a gold etched Indian glass, part of a set that was a gift from my wonderful friend Angie, the Chinese beaded bracelet I got at a market on holiday in Sydney, and the mother of pearl shell and crystal necklace in the background was made for me by my mom-in-law.