in bloom

Last night I came home from work to find that Erica had arranged for the delivery of this beautiful bouquet from Coriander Girl for me. Isn't that the sweetest thing? Thank you, Erica. It was completely unexpected, and so thoughtful.

They were delivered by the owner of Coriander Girl, Alison, and it was a pleasure to meet her. Alison, if you ever decide to hold flower arranging classes, please let me know! I think there are at least a few of us who would be interested in flower school.

Nothing makes me happier than flowers. Between my pretty, woody, lavender-coloured bunch and this branch from Nikole, I can pretend it is now springtime. I wish I knew how to identify them!

These pictures were taken with my Diana+ with the Instant Back+, which takes Fuji Instax Mini film. I bought the back on impulse, and it took me a while to become comfortable with it. It's a fussy little thing, and I have wasted quite a lot of film! Sometimes, though, instant film is so gratifying, and as an 8-pack of Polaroid film from the Impossible Project would cost me a total of $74.50 USD with shipping (!!!), I'll stick with Fuji.

These are not the crispest pictures, but I love them. I took them with the bulb setting & with crossed fingers.


Coriander Girl: That sounds absolutely incredible. I have no doubt that it would be a life-altering moment! As I said above, it was so nice to meet you briefly last night. Nothing is better than a pretty bouquet.

april: That's so crazy! I didn't know that about sound. You need to get that star lamp to get your star fix! Not the same, of course.

BaronessVonVintage: Oh, lucky you to have seen them!

sn: Same here. I can only imagine. What I saw barely counted.

Jane Flanagan: Oh, how lovely! I would love to visit Alaska one day.

olive juice photography: Yes!

Michelle: Mine too!

sweetie pie press: That sounds so amazing. I bet the sound is incredible and awe-inspiring. Witchy nature!

michelle: I agree!

everyanything: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Hello Lindello: Oh, I bet!

Ashley Ann: It's worth it, I'm sure!

jen: Thank you for sharing that! It sounds unforgettable.

alyson: Me too!


  1. these are gorgeous...I think I might just go buy myself some flowers now to perk up my day

  2. oh man, after i finished my first bit of art school i was totally getting ready to take floral arrangement classes. but then nick came along & i took off. i still really want to do it though.

  3. Those are beautiful!
    Alison, if you're reading this, I'd love to take a flower arranging class! Anabela, we could a class together!
    Also, I'm pretty sure the branch from Nikole is a Magnolia. I'm not sure what the others are, but they're so pretty!

  4. Just gorgeous! And what a wonderful acknowledgment of the beautiful party you hosted.

  5. Anonymous25.2.10

    I shoot a lot on my Fuji Instax 200, and love it, but it surely took some getting used to. I didn't know you could already buy from The Impossible Project! Very spendy, geez.

  6. oh these are so gorgeous! just the thing to battle away blustery winter blues. it's blizzarding again over here, and i couldn't help thinking of you and your sorels! how does the sizing run in yours? i'm a 6.5 usually and am very tempted to get a pair from jcrew online...

  7. I'm so happy you are enjoying your flowers! And I'm even more pleased to hear that you would be in to flower school. Saipua is one of my favorite flower shops and hugely inspiring for me. Expect to see flower classes in the very near future! : >

  8. Anabela! Polaroid is re-releasing their film later this year!

  9. what a beautiful store! thanks for passing that on.

  10. That is definitely a magnolia branch, we saw a bunch of fully blooming trees on our walk yesterday, spectacular!

  11. Ahh you deserve such lovely flowers. And I love your photos, as always!