I like having flowers in my apartment, but I rarely buy them — too expensive, and they don’t last long. But yesterday, as a treat, I picked up this pretty bouquet of white alstroemeria and stocks at a corner store.
“David Jones” is a department store with 39 branches around Australia. It was founded in 1838 by a Welsh immigrant named — wait for it — David Jones. The flagship store on Elizabeth Street, Sydney, was opened in 1927. For the past 30 years, David Jones has held a flower show at the beginning of spring, in which the windows and the ground floor are decorated with flowers. The event is as popular and as iconic as the Selfridges Christmas window display in London.
And to put all these flowers into perspective, don’t forget they are displayed inside a department store.
Today is the first day of Spring in Australia. Yay! Even Down Under, spring flowers mean daffodils and tulips. I photographed these bunches this morning at a flower stall near work.
These lavender plants had been planted in large clumps beside the path that runs along Botany Bay in Sans Souci (a Sydney suburb).
Since posting, I’ve discovered the flowersoverflowers tag, a way for bloggers to share flower photographers. So I’ve made this my first contribution.