I keep returning to flowers as a subject for my photos, because not only do they look pretty, but, unlike birds, they let you get as close as you like, and, unlike dogs, they stay where you put them!

Earlier in the week, I found a use for the jars I’ve collected, and popped daisies into them. I lined them up on window sills and bench tops around the house, and it completely lifted the mood of our home—it’s now much softer and brighter.


Monique has had a big week, beginning with the launch of ‘Rocky Romance‘, an anthology of love stories published by Serenity Press that features one of her stories. With a book launch, a book fair, jam-making and farewelling a teenage son, she hasn’t had much time for creative photography. At the weekend, her husband brought her a bunch of Gerberas, her favourite flower. She smiles each time she passes them and, as they were a gift from the heart, her photo is a close up of the flower’s “heart”.


By the way, I had a lovely surprise when my pre-ordered copy of ‘Rocky Romance’ arrived in the mail this week, numbered and signed by the authors. (The anthology is available for purchase by clicking here.)


Midweek Moment is a weekly photographic endeavour in which Monique Mulligan and I team up to share our favourite photos on our websites. It’s a way of stretching ourselves creatively and a nice distraction from writing. Click here for more of our Moments.