While a lot of my Instagram feed is filling up with people's delight at autumn I'm still holding onto summer. It may be September but only just. Where I live I'm surrounded by green trees, plants and flowers, so it seems funny talking about golden leaves!
This week my mum and I went over to a friend's allotment, under instructions to help ourselves to anything. It was a welcome outing for me as I've not been able to get out much this summer. As a second thought, I decided to quickly grab my camera before heading out. I'm so glad I did! While my mum picked raspberries and runner beans, I found lots of beautiful flowers to take photos of, including a stunning tall sunflower plant full of busy bees buzzing around. Then came the flower picking, there were so many colourful blooms, we went away with a car boot full which are all now in vases scattered around the house.
One sunny afternoon this week I took my last opportunity to take some photos of this amazing paper flower crown in my garden before autumn well and truly arrives. It was made for me by Helen Windram of Windram Design, all the flowers are hand made out of paper, which must have taken hours and hours to make. Helen makes custom made crowns in any theme and colour required which can be found here in her etsy shop. I feel like a flower fairy wearing this crown and that can only be a good thing! I've been wanting to share it with you for months but the weather and my health have both been so bad that I've not been able to share my intended outfit which hopefully I will get to do in the spring.
The last photo is of some of the flowers we brought home. I love all the colours together and couldn't resist taking them out of their vases to create an artistic photograph to celebrate the last blooms of summer.