Somehow, the first of June seems like the start of summer, although officially it is still weeks away.
I couldn’t bid spring farewell, though, without a tribute to these sweetly scented, delicate companions picked from our garden these past few days. And indeed, Spring arrived past her usual time, so in truth, it is still very much au printemps at Hillhaven.
Our Lily of the Valley is so abundant in the front garden and along the walkways that I can cut heady bouquets to share with my Mom.
And white lilacs, her other favorite.
Each autumn I plant hundreds of narcissus so I have plenty to cut and bring inside where the tangible fragrance in our office makes me a bit dizzy and very happy.
Simple garden flowers, pale and precious, inspiring joy and wonder. I don’t believe it is a coincidence that their purity is accompanied by heavenly fragrance.
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Wishing you a joyful week! I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the South Carolina magazine.Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Perhaps I’ll have a chance to do another before too long.
June 1 is our fourth Anniversary! Happy Annivesary, D. You make all my dreams come true, even ones I didn’t know I had.
I love you.
(D is alone in Europe but won’t be for long.)
xo – g
Hello, my friends! How are you? Before Spring gathers up her blossomed petticoats and floral garlands and dances away on the first summer breeze, I wanted to share a bit more of my trip to the South last month, this time the incredible gardens I visited in South Carolina. Since there are quite a few images, and since I’m often frustrated with the limitations of the blogging format, I’ve created a mini magazine which I hope you will enjoy!
And I must mention again my deep gratitude to my Flickr friends Tina, Lis and Kelly, whose captivating images of South Carolina were one of the main reasons I decided to visit there. Tina even generously had me stay in her darling home on the water in Beaufort. Thank you, ladies! I will always carry precious memories of that special week.
And here are some of them.
I hope your weekend is filled with growing, blooming and memorable new adventures.
xo – g
p. s. Previous Southern posts here, here and here.
p. p. s. The mag was created in Indesign, exported to PDF and uploaded to my Issuu account
. I joined Issuu about three years ago to post my art related articles and really love how easy they make it to share documents.
All images and text © Copyright 2011 Georgianna Lane
It was a sunshine, lollipops and rainbows kind of day here in Seattle today! The garden is looking sparkly and smart as we spent much of the day tidying, weeding and sprucing.
These are tulips D brought from one of his trips to The Netherlands last fall that I planted in the woodland garden.
They even look kind of like lollipops!
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last post – I did get them all via email even though Blogger lost half of them here.
(And now I see Blogger has published THIS post before I was finished with it. Oh, dear.)
So, I’ll leave you with wishes for a weekend that’s brighter than a lucky penny and filled with everything that’s wonderful.
xoxo – g
p. s. These were all shot with my magnificent Nikon 105mm macro, very shallow depth of field and purposely a bit overexposed. No time for processing, just posting as shot. xoxo