Plum Perfect

blue sky and clouds

Hello, my friends! Today’s post is a celebration in pinks and grey-blue of one of our favorite spring joys: the blossoms of our Blireina plum trees.

If you’ve visited here in past years, you might recall that every March I go a bit crazy during the brief appearance of these magical, fragrant flowers. So much loveliness to capture! And this year, with a sudden spell of unseasonably warm weather, the blossoms opened literally overnight and soon will be falling like fairy dust or like the snow that many of you have been experiencing.

Our Easter weekend was blue sky, billowing clouds springing across it like new lambs and summer temps which brought forth an explosion of pink and white beauty citywide. Perfect weather for a summer day and astonishing for March. All the more panic-inducing than usual because the window for photographing it all will be swift – the rains return in a few days. And so, my studio has been filled with bucket loads and arm loads and table loads of blossoms – not only plum but cherry, quince and magnolia. Not to mention the bounty from the woodland garden of narcissus, hyacinth, bleeding heart, hellebores, vinca and so much more.

But of all the pink blossoms floating around us, these from our plum trees are most special. Growing in our own garden, with the loveliest ruffly petals and sweet smell, they bring smiles and joyful thoughts of Spring’s arrival and a reminder to embrace and cherish her fleeting treasures.

Wishing each of you much beauty and grace this week.




  • Dear Georgianna
    is very, very, very beautiful!!! bravissima…
    I love this photos and your perfect styling!!!

    April 2, 2013
  • Oh yes….drooling as I expected that I might! Stunning fleurs and no one captures them quite like you do….xox, Janet

    April 2, 2013
  • Oh I just knew you were going to capture all of these lovely trees in bloom! Isn’t it wonderful? Hum, if only I had one of these trees in “my” yard…I don’t think strangers will be too keen on me cutting branches from their trees! Lol

    April 2, 2013
  • Beyond Gorgeous, Georgianna ~ I’m in heaven!!!

    April 2, 2013
  • Oh Georgianna ~ What beauty you have captured once again. How wonderful that these grow in your own gardens. What a joy it must be to behold these in real life. Thank you for sharing their fleeting beauty here.


    April 2, 2013
  • Georgianna, each of these is pure magic. What a beautiful spring you are having!

    April 2, 2013
  • Bellissimo Georgianna!
    Love Love Love the colors.

    April 2, 2013
  • OH Georgianna! I am in LOVE with your beautiful images of the plum blossoms! … sigh…

    April 2, 2013
  • Oh these are so very, very pretty Georgianna! I love blossom season too, and am so thrilled to have a tree in our front yard. Every year I can be found creeping around in the garden bed with my camera, heheh.

    April 2, 2013
  • Pure gorgeousness, as always! I love all your buckets and pitchers:) I went out on several occasions to get to those trees before they were gone. But I have to walk the streets and find them in other yards, since I don’t have any here.
    I’ve been loving our wonderful weather!

    April 2, 2013
  • oh my….wow. Also love how I learn names of flowers through your site. Spring is here indeed! Have a wonderful week. L

    April 2, 2013
  • tina

    G – these are all sooooo gorgeous!! I love the way you displayed all of them! Especially love the tin cans!!! I hope you and D are well!!! hugs my friend!! t.

    April 2, 2013
  • G, I can’t even handle how beautiful these images are!!! I want to jump through the screen and swim in them : )

    April 2, 2013
  • Your little corner of the world looks and sounds like perfection! What amazing scenes, one after the other. Beautifully done Georgianna.

    April 2, 2013
  • Olga

    Splendid flowers! Astonishing pictures!!! (as usual) The first one just hypnotized me!!!! Thank you for your garden, for your plum trees (and all other trees and flowers!), for your excellent works and for sharing!!!
    I promise to write you an e-mail! ;)

    April 2, 2013
  • Such a vibrant pink! I think I can smell them just by looking at your photos Georgianna! Have a wonderful April!

    April 2, 2013
  • Me encantan tus fotografias, parece que se pueden oler y tocar!
    Eres fantastica!

    April 3, 2013
  • Stunningly gorgeous images, dear Geogianna. I like to think this is what the flora at a regal fairy wedding would look like.

    ♥ Jessica

    April 3, 2013
  • Your studio sounds like paradise – these lusciously pink photos made me gasp! They’re so incredibly beautiful…I have no words. I always leave your blog feeling wonder (and with lower blood pressure just from staring at the lovely flowers). Thank you, Georgianna – have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

    April 3, 2013
  • Ritva from Finland

    Os Georgianna… such a perfectness, sweetness, beauty…
    How amazing your garden must be…
    Here is still so much snow that I’m only dreaming of spring and summer.
    Your photos are gorgeous…love the color and the tones…they’ re absolutely gorgeous!

    April 3, 2013
  • Georgianna, these are absolutely glorious images, pure treat for my eyes which have been deprived of spring beauty so far. Each and every image is totally stunning! I love all the different ways you have photographed this very beautiful blossom. We have had the opposite type of weather here in England – unseasonably cold with snow and very low temperatures that are still not rising. I shall be returning to look again at these amazing and very inspiring images of yours. Thank you so much for sharing. xo

    April 3, 2013
  • Yes, perfact indeed! Your photos bring spring even here up north :)

    April 3, 2013
  • Such beautiful blossoms. I wish spring would finally arrive here. It’s so cold.

    April 3, 2013
  • Constanza

    WOW WOW WOW Georgianna, this post is absolutely spectacular, your talent keeps growing.

    April 3, 2013
  • Oh, wow. Love coming here! I can almost smell the blooms. So many wonderful displays you created with these gorgeous flowers.

    April 3, 2013
  • Your yard must be mesmerizing G when all the trees are in bloom. Just gorgeous, and I like the vintage collection of buckets and watering cans for the best display.

    April 3, 2013
  • Gasp! This is my first visit to your site and I LOVE it. Gorgeous photos and styling!

    April 3, 2013
  • So beautiful!

    April 3, 2013
  • Hi G, these are indeed perfect, perfectly gorgeous!!! How fortunate you are to be having such a spring and to be able to capture the magic with your wonderful grasp of the camera and art.
    Would you mind sharing with me your camera settings for your third image? Love it.
    xo ~ A

    April 4, 2013
  • Beautiful <3
    My favorite is the one with the cup.


    April 4, 2013
  • carolyn

    So beautiful!!! I can’t help be envious of all that beauty so early in the season-it is still cold here.
    Enjoy all that beauty-I am sure there are not enough hours in the day!

    April 4, 2013
  • Oh my… They truly are gorgeous. Such a wonderful way to welcome in spring..


    April 4, 2013
  • Dear Georgianna, thank You for the beautiful pictures, we long for Spring, Flowers and Sun.
    Many Hugs

    April 4, 2013
  • Gorgeous pictures Georgianna!!!!!! I wish we had a beautiful blossom tree like that in our garden and I wish we had the lovely weather you’re describing in your post. You describe it so beautifully, I can almost feel the sun and see the little lamby clouds in the blue sky…. Over here, winter doesn’t seem to want to leave the country. It is super cold, freezing temperatures, much too cold for this time of year and as a consequence no blooms on trees, not even the tiniest bit of green on trees yet. Normally there should be a lot of fruit trees blooming now in Limburg, that’s on the other end of Belgium from where we live, but there are no blooms at all yet now. It even was in the news yesterday; the temperatures and weather we’ve been having for months now is so extraordinary, unbelievable really. I do pray spring will arrive sometime and summer will be better than ever, let’s hope….
    Meanwhile I enjoy your absolutely amazing, noone can do it better pictures! Thanks!

    April 4, 2013
  • I’m ridiculously in love with the second and second-last photos! So stunning. And so glad you were home to capture this year’s early blooming!

    April 4, 2013
  • Ahh, what luxurious blooms! Love your styling! And the photo of the plum branches against blue sky is breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing a piece of Spring! ;)

    April 5, 2013
  • Cindy

    So amazingly beautiful. Gorgeous blossoms and they’re such a beautiful color. Love the cloud photo too.

    April 6, 2013
  • Oh my, your property must be a wonderland of pink beauty! The blossoms are simply scrumptious. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.


    April 6, 2013
  • Georgianna – this is just gorgeous – the title of the post is just right – Plum Perfect. Every image is perfectly beautiful!
    I love the colours and the the surface of the table is amazing.
    No sign of any blossoms here yet – it’s still too cold. But soon….
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xoxo Ingrid

    April 6, 2013
  • […] images of plum blossom by photographer Georgianna […]

    April 6, 2013
  • Briana Berrie

    Magnificent!!! Love.Love.Love.

    April 7, 2013
  • Omygosh G! These are all a dream! I wish I had some beautiful blooming trees! Love every image! I have to come visit soooon! :)
    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already!

    April 7, 2013
  • The trees and flowers growing in your own garden are always more beautiful than all the rest. I spent this past Saturday at my parents’ country house, working in the garden and photographing the trees are only now are starting to bloom. It was heavenly. These are stunning, Georgianna!

    April 8, 2013
  • Just one word: Gorgeous!

    April 9, 2013
  • This is by far one of my favourite posts, Georgianna. So beautiful, bright and happy!
    Good luck with all your work :)

    April 10, 2013
  • … and what a celebration it is!! these images are all fabulous which makes it quite difficult to chose a favorite!! they are all so very pretty in pink, and oh my, to be in a room full of blossoms … so wonderful, Georgianna! enjoy your spring – it holds such promise of new beginnings … for us all!

    April 11, 2013
  • Pure gorgeousness, as always! Thanks so much for the big smile, Georgianna! xo

    April 11, 2013
  • oh what a dream! I remember as a child we had a big ornamental cherry tree in our garden and it was full to bursting with the most beautiful pink blossom. I would climb to the top of the tree and sit in the top surrounded by blossom! These photos bring back these happy memories. You should put some of these as Prints for your shop x Catherine x

    April 12, 2013
  • Why, Oh why is the blooming of these flowers so short ! I have 2 plum trees in my garden but the flowers are white and not double but I love those delicate flowers. Oh ! these photos are exquisite Georgianna ! All this pink…. so much beauty to look at ! You have beautiful pitchers and buckets, they are absolutely perfect for these flowers. Another wonderful post, and one that I’ll look at it more than once !
    Have a lovely week-end :)

    April 12, 2013
  • oh these are my absolute favourite blossoms! how gorgeous!!!

    April 12, 2013
  • Barb

    Your flower feast looks so delicious Georgianna. It is honestly the first time I have ever seen plum flowers but I can understand your love of them. We live near Central Queensland where the weather is too warm for such delights. Not that we don’t see quite a few sub-zero winter mornings though – but nothing like what you have there again. My best chance of similar flowers are flowering peach, but there are not many grown here. We have other compensations though I suppose.

    We are about to go to England for Chelsea and I am so looking forward to that. We will visit France in July – so no spring flowers then – but I expect it will be beautiful in a different way!

    Gorgeous photos as usual. It is always such a lovely trip to your site, Georgianna, and I always leave with a smile.
    Thankyou Barb

    April 18, 2013
  • Ahhhh…… I just LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful shots!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the beauties!

    April 19, 2013

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