All over the world, it seems to me, flower-lovers are pointing their cameras toward the sky, capturing glimpses of ethereal pink blossoms spread in wondrous canopies over their heads. What could be more heavenly than this?
One of the reasons I L*O*V*E Instagram is the connection it gives me to people in faraway places who see the world as I do, through flower-colored lenses. No matter what our language or our culture, Beauty is a common bond that brings us together, and there are few things in life more beautiful than flowers!
To illustrate my point, here are a few international photos shared by people I follow on Instagram:
The first image is from a dear friend, @loraole, and the following four are from @glolombardi, a beautiful young signorina who lives in Italy… @fairynuffflowers, who posts from the UK… and @fleuristagram, a French florist who shares her beautiful pictures from Paris. And I’ve seen many more ~ from Japan, Russia, South America, anywhere the blossom trees are showing off their loveliness. See what I mean?!?
The first and last photos are shared via Instagram by Lora O., taken at the peak of the Tidal Basin cherry blossom extravaganza in Washington, D.C.
Photos #2 and 3 are from @fairynuffflowers; #4 from @glolombardi; #5 is from @fleuristagram. Photo #6 is mine, taken at a local park in northern California.
Flowers were created to make us happy and lift our hearts. And so they do!