I couldn’t help noticing this pretty mix of leaves – their colours and textures seem more like a design than purely accidental. The feathery leaves are Herb Roberts (Geranium robertianum), looking their best in autumnal colours; the glossy leaves are some form of hellebore and the veined ones, ivy. Spent pollen stalks have added their forms to the mix.
Now, if only I could find a dress with this pattern on it – floral patterns seem to be in this season, so perhaps I have a chance. The leafy pattern reminds me of my favourite dress, shown here with a faded rose in my lap. If you’ve met me in real life, there’s a good chance I was wearing this!
I don’t think I am typical in my willingness to wear the same dress over and over if I really like it. There’s quite a lot of pressure on us to ring the changes, not just from society, or the fashion industry, but from ourselves. But I still love wearing this dress just as much as on the day I bought it. It makes me feel happy, and what can be better than that?