Howdy, flower lovers. I'm back in action. This morning at the markets,  I snaffled the most gorgeous David Austen roses, flannel flower, oak leaves, hydrangea. I go away for two weeks and the season has turned.

The trip was a whirlwind of friends, food, flower shops, hot chocolate and train trips. New dresses and old haunts. I'm a little blue to be home already, but luckily the flowers have turned it on for me to welcome me home.

Photo above: a Parisian wall, somewhere in the St Puces markets.