With Flowers in Her Hair

I love how the world looks just after it has rained. Everything seems brighter and greener - a vibrant shade that seems to light up any surroundings. And then the first rays of sun begin to gently pierce through the grey, ominous expanse of storm clouds and every tree and building seems new and fresh. Swallows and starlings cautiously creep out of their hiding places and begin to sing with delight. The sun hits the wet roads and the streets are suddenly paved with gold. I'm Dorothy, skipping down the Yellow Brick Road. I think that this is my favourite part of the rain. Those magical moments just after it stops, when everything is still and anything seems possible. I guess the point of this poetic tangent is that things aren't perfect all the time. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it storms but there are these fleeting moments of joy, of pure unadulterated bliss that we should savor, because they make the difficult parts fade into oblivion, if only for a minute. 

Anyway, my philosophical ramblings aside, I just want to give a shout out to everyone who reads my blog - I can't put into words how grateful I am that people actually take the time to read what I have to say. As a writer, it is difficult to put yourself out there and hope that you are well received. 

Also, thank you to everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my blog, I love reading through them and I will always respond by visiting your blog and returning the courtesy. I've been so busy lately (I'm house/cat sitting at the moment) and I haven't had time to respond lately, but I promise I will get to it as soon as I can

Love & light, 
M xx 

P. S. Lovely photos courtesy of Pat Sydie :) 


  1. love your photos! that floral crown is great :) xoxo

  2. It's cloudy and rainy day today.. I was complaining but after reading your first paragraph everything seems just better:) And now just waiting for the rain to stop and the sun to show up.x I know I' ve said it before, but I love your new hair colour:) As for the outfit, I just love how summery it looks, love your skirt:)xx

  3. Hahaha I know what you mean about people reading your blog, as in really _reading_ it >D I love your pictures AND your writing, especially your 'rambling' about Dorothy down the yellow bricks after the rain. I really like that part of your writing. There's like an artistic side to your writing, something which I personally like and had yet to achieve but I do try <3 To be honest, I prefer to read long wall of text than a wall of photos because well, you just look at photos and forget about them but words, words stays with me for a very long time ^^

    Yay for good weather! <3


  4. I LOVE this look! I could just ramble on about how I love one particular part..but to be honest I love it ALL! Beautiful Melissa! <3


  5. You look so lovely.I'm loving your pictures so much girl :)
    Keep this up


  6. love this top and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  7. Lovely outfit and beautiful words! You make me, a person who hates rain, miss it haha! You hair looks great and those boots are so perfect!

  8. love your flower crown <3
    what about to follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!

  9. L
    E the flower crown. Nice touch! Especially love the rosette tee, too. When do you have time to create such artistic photos? Wow.

  10. In love with that outfit :)

  11. cute pics, cute you! and thanks for stopping by, happy to follow you back!
    when you get a chance pop up on my facebook page and like if you like :)

    a possible fantasy

  12. Great post! You look very well!

    Have a nice day!


  13. Wow! Lovely pics!
    Beautiful blog! :) I follow you!

  14. dear you look amazing! i love your hair and that floral crown! and the maxi skirt is amazing too!
    maybe you would like to follow each other?
    love and kiss,mary

  15. Hi I thought you would like to know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check it out here on my blog: http://fashioncarousal.blogspot.co.uk/ Laura

  16. wow great photo's! you look amazing.