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Chasing flowers

Finding beauty in the ordinary also means marvelling at nature’s wonders, and when you can’t travel to the other side of the world to discover something completely new and extraordinary, well you just have to find that little bit of magic in your everyday life.

This is even more true now that travelling is… complicated, to say the least. This is what local adventures are about for me, even when there is no pandemic: making an adventure out of pretty much anything. It can be for an afternoon or just a few hours, it can be a new hike or walk in your area, taking pictures of a flower field, discovering a small town next to your city, or even just going to a museum 5 minutes away from your home.

Well, in spring most of my local adventures were about flowers, and I have already talked about going to the bluebell forest a few weeks ago, for instance. Another time, I went with a friend of mine to a beautiful street close to my place which has, every spring, the most beautiful Japanese cherry trees, and for a few weeks each year, this street becomes the most beautiful one in Brussels.

After that, I pretty much leaned in to it and took pictures of flowers every time I saw a beautiful rose bush or colourful tree, decorating my balcony with cute flowers and plants, and buying nice bouquets to brighten up my flat.

When I walk around Brussels I sometimes pass by these huge trees (or bushes?) with so many flowers that just smell heavenly and I can definitely imagine myself growing one of these in my future house with a garden… One can always dream right? 😄


Do you also take pictures of flowers every time you see some?
What is your favourite flower?

Where was your latest local adventure?


Check out my other local adventures in Belgium:

Belgium’s Blue Forest
A morning at the Atomium
Autumn walk at the park
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Hey, I'm Juliette! I'm starting this blog to keep a record of and share my adventures. I love everything sweet, sunny days, fluffy kittens and people who smile. When I don't work I like to discover new places and try to learn languages. I hope you will find something that you like in here! ☼

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    • Thanks a lot, Lashaan! It also helps to get some movement in during the day, to have these “missions” 😊

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  1. I am the same in spring taking pictures of all the flowers when I’m out and about. The colours of nature always make me appreciate everything abit more. Don’t worry, I also dream of having a (huge) garden in my future home!

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    • Ahah I’m glad I’m not the only one that is already planning how their garden will look like in the future! I know it’s a lot of work but it is also amazing to be surrounded by nature and watch *your* plants grow! 😊

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  2. I don’t often photograph flowers, as I’m more of a “big picture” kind of photographer. I tend to capture vast, sweeping landscapes containing flowers as opposed to close-ups. However, there is plenty of beauty in the minute details of nature, and you capturing some of that beauty in your photos are a lovely touch!

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    • I understand, I also really like taking pictures of landscapes, but close-ups usually make me appreciate more how incredibly amazing nature is, to creat such delicate and pretty things every season 😊 Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. One of the reasons why I love flower photography is because these kinds of pictures can capture incredible beauty, without a great deal of effort. It’s fun to go outside and document the wonderful array of colours that can be found in flowers, especially for those that live in the Northern Hemisphere. Right now, rhododendrons are in full bloom, and we already made three separate trips around Sligo to capture them. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂 Aiva xxx

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    • I have “discovered” rhododendrons recently and I absolutely love them! I want to take a few trips around brussels to get some wild flowers but now the weather is terrible, it feels like we are back to autumn… Thanks for dropping by 😊

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  4. Oh, these are so pretty. Something about flowers always make me smile. Currently, our butterfly snow pea has lots of flowers and this is nice because I can eat them. Haha!

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    • I know! They are so delicate and colourful! It’s amazing that you can eat them too! I am growing edible flowers on my balcony but they haven’t bloomed yet, I’m very curious to see how they will turn out! 😊 Thanks for stopping by!

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