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Treat: a bouquet of flowers

A bouquet in soft white and green.

A bouquet in soft white and green.

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.

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Flowers in the light of sunrise

Roses in the light of a winter sunrise.

Roses in the light of a winter sunrise.

In the winter, the sun rises in Sydney about 7am, which is when I get up for work. The sun is low in the sky and shines into my living room, briefly illuminating it in a soft orange light. When captured in that light, flowers in front of the window glow. I’m not by nature an early bird, but I often stagger off to grab my camera before that light disappears.

Stocks in the light of a winter sunrise seeping through the closed blinds.

Stocks in the light of a winter sunrise seeping through the closed blinds.

The dahlias in this post were also shot in early morning sun, although not sunrise.