Perhaps there is a yearning of Spring here, or reminiscing of lazy summers spent in rose scented gardens of stately homes with faded grandeur. Floral wallpapers, old glasshouses, tattered lace curtains.
During my Nana’s funeral, earlier this week, there was obviously a huge outpouring of love for this wonderful woman, but one thing that struck home to me was her love of nature, something I know was passed down from her to my mum and then down to me.
On the back of the service sheets was a picture of the rose which climbs the front of her house. pale yellow and tinged with pink on the edges, full and blousey. I want to plant a rose like this in my own garden. Letting it climb upwards and bloom forever.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.