April in Paris: Clouds of Pink

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry blossoms at Notre Dame

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry tree in front of Shakespeare and Company

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Jardin des Plantes

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

One of the largest cherry trees I’ve ever seen! Jardin des Plantes

Magnolia blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia blossoms, Jardins des Plantes

Crabapple tree blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Crabapple blossoms, Ile de la Cité

Cherry Blossoms, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

White cherry blossoms against a pink building on the Left Bank

Blossoms in The Tuilieries, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Blossoming trees in The Tuileries

Blossoms in The Tuilieries, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Vintage books, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Pink antiquarian books at the booksellers along the Seine

Notre Dame, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Twilight over Notre Dame Cathedral

Hello, dear friends,

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. As promised, here are as many photos of springtime pink in Paris as I could gather up to share with you! When I arrived at the beginning of the month, the Kwanzan cherry trees at Notre Dame were at their peak (the Kwanzans are among the last cherries to bloom each spring). I won’t say there are trees like this all over Paris so it helps to know where to go. The cluster along the side of Notre Dame is very popular and I got up awfully early to photograph them without lots of visitors. We stayed on Ile Saint Louis which is just a short stroll away.

Alas, the blossoms are faded now but lilacs and even early roses are taking their place. Europe has had such a warm and early spring, the blooms seem to come and go nearly overnight.

I’ve posted some Paris videos on my Instagram account, too. And if you’ve been following along there, you’ll know my sister and I had some wonderful weekend adventures in Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens, which I will share here soon. She’s rekindled her love of photography and captured many exceptional images herself.

But yesterday I left Paris for a bit to spend the weekend in another marvelous city, actually my favorite of all, to celebrate D’s birthday. We’ve been traveling in different directions for months so are looking forward to a little getaway together.

I hope these images bring you some happy moments. I’m posting rather on the fly these days and with sometimes unreliable internet from trains and so forth, but I do appreciate your visits and comments. Please forgive me taking a long time to reply to you. Until then, more photos will be coming!

Wishing you a joyful weekend.

much love,

G

36 comments


  • Gorgeousness all around! Such a beautiful post G!

    April 18, 2014
  • Magnificence.

    April 18, 2014
  • Well you know how much I am SWOONING over all of these stunning PINK photographs! I do hope that you are going to include some of them in your Etsy shop! (*_*) Happy travels G! I wish that I could be hopping trains with you! xoxo

    April 18, 2014
  • Just gorgeous.!! Im in love with each photo .

    I know at some point I will buy one of your prints if I can but not sure which..

    Im in heaven , with such beauty you share.

    Safe Travels and stay rested. This is so much work.!!

    April 18, 2014
  • The white blooms against that pink is sooo striking.

    April 18, 2014
  • Truly breathtaking beauty, Georgianna.
    Enjoy every moment.
    I wish you a beautiful weekend. xo.

    April 18, 2014
  • These are fabulous!!

    April 19, 2014
  • Valerie

    Your photos are wonderful. The colours and the surroundings make them seem like a magical place. Valerie

    April 19, 2014
  • Georgianna!!! Your photos are stunning, as always. Cherry blossoms have very deep meaning for me as a breast cancer “Thriver”. I gasped when I saw the scale of these majestic trees!
    I am busy planning The Pink Tree Project’s “Pink Tree Day in the Park” (a dedication of a special bench and cherry tree) to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our city’s most cherished parks and to herald a flower-filled season of friendship and Pink Days In Bloom fundraising for breast cancer research. “The dream” is to one day see cherry blossom trees throughout our communities to help bring awareness, hope and support in ‘growing’ a future free from this dreaded disease. I am feeling more inspired than ever after seeing the potential beauty in our ‘new’ first trees to be planted this year. THANK YOU.
    Hugs,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

    April 19, 2014
  • Be still my heart…magnificent! We have all those trees here in Virginia, but your backdrop is much better than what we have here with that gorgeous architecture!! Thank you for sharing, Georgianna. :)

    April 19, 2014
  • Georgianna – such beautiful images of the pink blossoms, and I love all the backgrounds of Paris. Exquisite photography.

    April 19, 2014
  • These are clouds from which may fall only a rain made of colour, of wonderful scents and of joy, dear Georgianna !
    Given that Paris has always a little magic in every season of the year, given that Spring bring a touch of magic everywhere, well, enjoy your time in Paris my friend, never loose a moment of your days spent there !
    With love
    Dany

    P.S.: I’d never seen such gorgeous and so old Cherry Trees before, believe me, thank your for your always amazing photographs !!!

    April 19, 2014
  • Oh Georgianna! Beautiful pictures! We must have been just too late to see the cherry trees bloom near the Notre Dame. So beautiful! All the tulips were faded already as well when we were there(for just one day) From what I read we must have been in Paris while you were there as well! How great to stay at Ile St Louis, peaceful and quiet in an otherwise busy city. We did spot gorgeous blooming poppies in the Jardin de Luxembourg though. Maybe you saw them as well? How great to visit Keukenhof and Amsterdam. I hope to visit both someday as well. Can’t wait to see your pictures.
    Marian

    April 20, 2014
  • Olga

    Lovely! Thank you, dear Georgianna!

    April 20, 2014
  • Debi Kirksey

    Paris all decked out in pink–I don’t think it could be any better, except maybe with a pink macaron on top!

    April 21, 2014
  • Oh my goodness, Georgianna, these are all so stunningly gorgeous! I wish you would offer some photography classes where I could travel alongside you and learn how to take such pretty pictures. I love your work so much :)

    April 21, 2014
  • So much pink lush! Incredibly beautiful!

    April 22, 2014
  • Absolutely gorgeous! Oh how I wish I was there with all of that spring colour :) Thankyou for your stunning pictures!
    Jennelise xx

    April 22, 2014
  • Oh my, those blossoms make one swoon! What a sight they must be to behold up close. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures with us. Paris is a magical city.

    My son is going to Provence in June. It will be his third visit to France. I’m jealous!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    April 23, 2014
  • Amazing and wonderful and so very beautiful dear Georgianna ! I missed your blog a lot, I have a lot to catch up. Have a beautiful weekend dear friend :)

    April 24, 2014
  • So many amazing photos. So dreamy and beautiful. A Joy to see my friend.

    Hugs~

    April 27, 2014
  • Oh, what a joy! How incredibly beautiful with Paris at springtime. And your photographs are such a pleasure to look at!
    Enjoy your travels and this gorgeous spring we are having.
    xoxo Ingrid

    April 28, 2014
  • Gorgeous photos! Can’t wait to go back next week to see how it looks again.

    April 28, 2014
  • Absolutely beautiful work, Georgianna!

    May 2, 2014
  • How romantic!! How beautiful!! I’m sitting here with sparkles in my eyes! :) and reading your post feels a bit like reading a novel – what an adventure! Oh, Georgianna – I’m so happy for you!!! :) Joy to you and yours! :) xxoo

    May 2, 2014
  • These are breathtaking, Georgianna!

    May 2, 2014
  • Sigh… these photos are just too gorgeous G! How lucky to experience these beautiful blossoms in Paris xx

    May 3, 2014
  • You are a lucky girl, I was in Paris last April, it was so cold and everything were just starting to bud.
    Beautiful and I love love love Paris and your lovely shots!

    May 5, 2014
  • Lovely pictures! Paris is magic any time but Spring specially

    May 5, 2014
  • Awwww! So much gorgeousness, Georgianna! :)

    May 6, 2014
  • Vesna Armstrong

    What a feast for the eyes! Just a fabulous collection of images, Georgianna!

    May 7, 2014
  • So much pink loveliness, G! The scale of some of these flowering trees is amazing, speaking of the history they’ve seen! Looks like you enjoyed a glorious time.
    It’s been a different type of busy at our house, as you saw by your recent visit to my blog :) Thanks for stopping.
    xo A

    May 14, 2014
  • Every time I come over here I’m swept away by your sense of color -I love it! We went to the Netherlands in the spring and I was totally overwhelmed w/my first DSLR and the beauty and all of it. I’ve got a long ways to go, but it sure is FUN (and sometimes a little frustrating) to photograph the beauty of creation! =) Thanks for the inspiration!

    May 15, 2014
  • Pink clouds are my absolute favorite – in the sky or on the trees. How blessed we are that you share your trips with us!! SD

    May 16, 2014
  • These are all so beautiful……it must have been amazing to be there in person!

    Thank you for sharing them.

    Take care,
    Carolyn

    May 20, 2014
  • Soooo dreamy, not just this post but the peonies…all of them.

    June 15, 2014

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