Damask and Daffodils

Hello, my friends! Spring is so very close, isn’t it? Here is a peek into what’s going on in my studio. The weather hasn’t been too inviting, some sunny days but also coolness and gray rain – fortunately the light is reaching further toward the equinox and there is lovely softness coming through the windows.

So scattering some spring color your way to brighten your week.

Narcissus ‘White Tete a Tete




Once again you’ve overwhelmed me with your gracious and enthusiastic comments on the ranunculus post. Thank you very much. And delightful to see quite a few new visitors from around the world – so lovely to hear from you!
And in the garden, the robins are singing, the chickadees are chattering and soon I’ll be rising before daylight again to begin obsessively recording it all. What joy! And what a pity we have to sleep at all in spring and summer.
A most beautiful week to each of you.
love,
– g

60 comments


  • Wow! You've been busy. Really beautiful work as always. I think the backlit crocus is my favorite. It says SPRING!! and I guess it is almost Spring.

    March 8, 2011
  • Thanks for being the first comment, D. love you and miss you! ♥

    March 8, 2011
  • Oh I so wait that lovely spring time gets here in Finland. You have make so beautiful set ups again, I really enjoy your work.
    Try to sleep even few hours, with tired eyes world is not so beautiful:)
    Love Henrietta

    March 8, 2011
  • ohhh..wonderful flowers and composition!!!!

    March 8, 2011
  • Oh my, so much dreaminess and beauty! Love all of these spring-like photos Georgianna! Hope you're having a wonderful week! Moa xo

    March 8, 2011
  • These narcisuss are truly beautiful and really tell us that spring is trying to sprout. I love the Crocuses as well….wow. In Australia the true essence of spring is a little lost, it just doesn't get cold enough.
    I remember being in Holland after a cold winter and the ground was covered in little blue sprouts, it was truly lovely…it was like they were desperate to get out! I love the way you have captured them and coupled them with an Easter theme, truly they do demonstrate new life.
    x

    March 8, 2011
  • If I was a narcissus in your photo, I'd be totally narcissistic too… Coz they are so gorgeous:) The tones in the second image is absolutely breathtaking…

    March 8, 2011
  • Magic, pure magic. Thanks dear one.

    March 8, 2011
  • oh such beauty! I am loving these gorgeous spring flowers……so so pretty!

    March 8, 2011
  • What a beautiful post which really captures the essence of spring! Particularly love the narcissi images.

    March 8, 2011
  • These are gorgeous. They shout SPRING!!

    March 8, 2011
  • Gorgeous post today! Just beautiful! Thanks so much. Have a blessed week, Pamela

    March 8, 2011
  • you make my little creative world so much brighter, Georgianna…just so wonderful pics…i love these color combination…inspire us to new little easter projects, right? Wish you a lovley sunny and sucessful week, too and hopefully you have some little break moments for your soul…take care…cheers and hugs…i…

    March 8, 2011
  • I especially love #3 and 5. Am still so amazed that you can routinely wake up at 3 or 4am to capture all this beauty… Good for the rest of us to enjoy!

    March 8, 2011
  • Hi G
    I really want to comment on the photos but I'm stuck on the little note at the beginning of the comments – how sweet is that!!
    Checked out the post I missed – awesome colours. I love the white daffs against the purple damask backdrop – stunning.
    All the butterflies caught my eye and the bird's nest is cute – hurry up spring!
    Hugs,
    Judith

    March 8, 2011
  • i love the flowers against the damask, it's a great pairing! and that macro shot of the flower is stunning! what lens did you use for that?

    March 8, 2011
  • Thank you, everyone! So glad these bring spring thoughts.

    @Sandy, I used my Nikon 60mm f/2.8 macro, on a tripod, f/9.0, 1/8th of a second. Thanks for asking!

    xoxo

    March 8, 2011
  • Thank you for the lovely photos esp. the daffodils. Spring is almost here!

    March 8, 2011
  • Just today I saw my daffodils starting to unfurl this morning. I love your white tete a tetes, I have never seen this variety, pure beauty! I love your backgrounds to your images. I have started to look at my product photography and could learn a lot from how you put your photos together. I love your Eastery grouping with the colourful buckets. Do you use wallpapers that are on your walls already as backgrounds or how do you get these lovely backgrounds to your sets? Weather over here is looking promising for the weekend for D, tomorrow and thursday rainy and cloudy, but Friday sunny (9c) and Saturday sunny (12c)! So I hope it means a nice bright day for Ghent. C x

    March 8, 2011
  • Oh, so much beauty and colour. Definitely evokes Spring – now if Mother N gets the hint … ;-)

    Can't wait … hopefully soon. xo

    March 8, 2011
  • Gorgeous! Wonderful moments here! Thanks G.!!
    Kisses Monica

    March 8, 2011
  • oh how i love the sweet little tete a tete's!!! and of course your delicious styling and photography! i don't know how i missed the ranunculous, but boy am i glad to see them now. holy cow, that first image of the shades of white ranunculus, just moves me…it's so beautiful and to think, you will be sharing tips on future tutorials to help us achieve that scrumptious depth. i for one can not wait!

    erin
    xxoo

    March 8, 2011
  • Hi again! Catherine, thanks for asking. For the backdrops, I use large pieces of handmade papers, 3' or 4'. I prefer using these instead of printed backdrops because they have lovely texture and depth.

    I believe the White Tete a Tete is a new introduction. At least I had never seen it before this year.

    And thanks for the Belgium weather update! D is very much looking forward to Ghent. :)

    xoxo

    March 8, 2011
  • Daffs, a Crocus, and other wonderful flowers, oh but it will be a while for us yet. So nice of you to share yours, Georgianna : )

    And how I adore damask!

    March 8, 2011
  • OH BIG SIGH!! I have spent the last 10 minutes just rolling up and down this post. You've captured ALL my favorite spring flowers here, Georgianna. I love these! Applause applause.
    Heavenly.
    Thank you for all you do!!
    love,
    Sherilyn Koss at Clear Crick Cottage

    March 8, 2011
  • Oh yes, applause, applause also from me!
    It´s so lovely to read your words, imagine how spring raise in your garden.

    So glad to enjoy your pictures!

    A big hug from germany!
    Anja

    March 8, 2011
  • Love your displays today and the close up of the orchid was gorgeous. Everything looks like spring. V

    March 8, 2011
  • Robins singing and chickadees chattering ~ how lovely to be in your garden. I love how the daffodils stand so tall with their little faces ever so slightly glancing down ~ such graceful elegant ladies wearing as always their distinctive eau-de-parfum.
    xx
    "All Things French"

    March 8, 2011
  • Hi Georgianna ~ as usual your talent and beauty shines through in this stunning post. Spring is coming, not sure when…it snowed like crazy here in Utah last night, a regular blizzard for most of the evening! Thank you for sharing your exquisite photographs. I sincerely love visiting your breathtaking blog! ~Stacy~

    March 8, 2011
  • Hi Georgianna,
    Beautiful- I especially love the Tete a Tete.
    Spring will be a welcome sight here too-finally melting some of our snow here.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

    March 8, 2011
  • Oh my, these are just breathtaking! Each more beautiful than the one that came before it, and such a much needed reminder of the beauty to come.
    Your work is truly amazing Georgianna.
    I wish you a beautiful week.

    March 8, 2011
  • These are so beautiful! It's so nice that spring is really starting to show its many faces. I agree, I have waited a long time through this winter it seems a shame to have to sleep through any of this coming sprng. I am still waiting in my little neck of the woods for things like crocuses and cherry blossoms but I can go to the store and get some tulips or daffodils. So I continue to wait patiently and get signs of spring here!!

    March 8, 2011
  • So fresh and beautiful. Love the colours. Your work is truly a thrill to the senses.

    Warm greetings,
    xxx Sas

    March 9, 2011
  • Simply beautiful…..smiles.

    March 9, 2011
  • Are they really Daffodils or what we call here in Europe Narcissus? they are beautiful whatever they are and so stunning against the damask.

    March 9, 2011
  • I can't wait til those daffodils poke their little heads out of the ground!

    Thanks for the info. I'm so excited to see the Lilacs. My favorite flower!
    I might still email you later with a ? or 2 thanks!

    March 9, 2011
  • So pretty Georgianna! Spring is definitely soon here (at least where you live, we got some more snow today) and this is such a great start of the season. It's always wonderful to visit you studio. And I love the ranunculus shots below. The take my breathe away! :) xo

    March 9, 2011
  • Hi Georgianna, I love the white tete a tete soft focus shot. But the backlite crocus is fabulous. I have a few snowdrops struggling out of the snow, which we are getting more of tonight, sigh:( hugs, Jen

    March 9, 2011
  • So lovely to hear your enthusiasm for spring shared. I feel the same way. Although currently I'm just as excited for the cool change in the air signalling the start of autumn here in Australia. Hooray!

    March 10, 2011
  • Spring is my absolute favorite time of year! I love the flowers…they make me smile just looking at them.

    March 10, 2011
  • I love the texture of the damask against the fragility of the daffodils. Such a beautiful hint of spring days ahead!

    March 10, 2011
  • What a gorgous series of captures. Always a delight to visit your sight.

    March 10, 2011
  • Oh how pretty, glad to see spring has arrived for you1 My daffodils are poking out of the ground a few inches, along with the hyacinths and tulips so it is slowing coming here. Of course we got a bit of a dusting of snow today. Soon I will have pics of spring. I did buy a small potted plant of mini daffodils today, will take pics this weekend! Have a wonderful weekend Georgianna!!

    March 10, 2011
  • Love the daffodils! They were often one of the first signs of Spring in Tennessee where I spent some of my growing up years. We called them Buttercups. I'm assuming they are "cousins" in the Botany world. I never see them here in North Florida so your pictures made me smile but then your pictures always make me smile!

    March 11, 2011
  • Dearest sweet g, your gorgeous photos always make me happy!! These are truly beautiful and i always love all the amazing props that you have along with your set up! Very inspiring! Thanks so much for your well wishes on the move! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

    March 11, 2011
  • So lovely! Thank you for all the beautiful colors. I can't wait for green grass and flowers blooming.

    March 11, 2011
  • Dear Georgiana, I have seen all your posts that I have missed and I don´t have words left to say how much I´m in love with all of them.
    Will you come soon to Chile??
    hugs my dear

    March 11, 2011
  • Oh Georgianna, how beautiful!!! Those narcissus against the purple damask is stunning. And the purple pansy — pure beauty! :)

    Hope your weekend is wonderful!
    xoxo

    March 11, 2011
  • What a beautiful Spring arrangement! Your home must be filled with these wonderful scents. It won't be long now … Spring will be here soon! Have a lovely week! xo

    March 12, 2011
  • Hi Georgianna! Fabuous shots!! And a great macro!!

    Matisse and Chagall: what a ticket… ;) Confirm it at Blogtrotter Two… Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

    March 12, 2011
  • :O I love that photo with the nest with the little eggs..so creative :D x

    March 12, 2011
  • It was wonderful to discover your beautiful blog and what gorgeous photographs.
    I especially love the white Tete a tete.

    Have a happy weekend
    Carolyn

    March 12, 2011
  • Such beautiful images of spring! :-)

    March 12, 2011
  • Gorgeous collection as always! Your style always leaves me so envious! Thanks for stopping by last week. Hope you have a fantastic time in Savannah and South Carolina! I love it!!

    -nicolette

    http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com
    http://www.photographygetaways.com

    March 13, 2011
  • Georgianna these are all just gorgeous! I'm designing again, so have been too busy to post for a while. I see spring flowers popping up around here, although we had snow last Sat and rain today. I'm just itching to leave my drawing board and run around the neighborhood with my camera. ♥

    March 14, 2011
  • These are so pretty, springlike and remind me Easter is on its way! xo ~Theresa

    March 14, 2011
  • What can I possibly say that I haven't said before? Every one of your posts is beautiful, the ranunculus one was absolutely stunning in colour and composition and this one really tells me that Spring is on its way… Thanks for the beautiful inspiration xo

    March 14, 2011
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    March 20, 2011
  • How beautiful! Your blog is blooming Georgianna.. Happy Spring to you my friend. Mandy Lynne~x

    March 20, 2011
  • You, my friend, are the most beautiful stylist. Look at you. Your blog is blooming even more quickly than spring. Bursting forth in beauty and comments and new friendships. So lovely.

    March 26, 2011

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