A Tale of Two Cities in Spring

St. James's Park, London, in April

St. James’s Park, London, in April

Hello, dear friends! I’ve just spent several weeks photographing a spectacular April in London and Paris for clients, amid gorgeous weather and blossoms at their perfect peak. As always, I covered much ground, documenting all the beauty discovered along the way. Join me now on my early morning walks through the gardens, parks and beautiful streets of these most iconic cities. Happy Spring!

The Eiffel Tower, April, by Georgianna Lane

Pink and White Cherry Blossoms at the Eiffel Tower

 

Cherry Blossoms at Notre Dame, Paris and in Kensington, London by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms at Notre Dame, Paris and in Kensington, London

 

Pink Magnolia, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Pink Magnolia, Notting Hill, London

 

Notting Hill, London, by Georgianna Lane

Notting Hill, London

 

White Cherry Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Paris by Georgianna Lane

White Cherry Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

 

Tuileries at Dawn; narcissus at Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Tuileries at Dawn; Narcissus at Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

 

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

 

Cherry Tree, Primrose Hill, London, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Tree, Primrose Hill, London

 

Yellow Magnolia, Paris; Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Yellow Magnolia, Paris; Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London

 

Pastel Houses, Primrose Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Pastel Houses, Primrose Hill, London (yes, Paddington’s house from the movie!)

 

Enormous Kwanzan cherry tree, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Enormous Kwanzan cherry tree and a tiny admirer, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

 

Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London by  Georgianna Lane

Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, and a Green Beetle in Chelsea, London

 

Rue Crèmieux, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Rue Crèmieux, Paris

 

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London by Georgianna Lane

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms, Notting Hill, London

 

White Cherry Blossoms, Notre Dame, Paris by Georgianna Lane

White Cherry Blossoms, Notre Dame, Paris

 

Dawn, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Dawn, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

 

Wisteria on a Fence, London by Georgianna Lane

Wisteria on a Fence, Kensington

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms in the 16th arrondissement

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Eiffel Tower, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms, Eiffel Tower

I hope you enjoyed this springtime stroll. And I’ve not forgotten my promise for sharing advice on getting to Paris. In fact, I’m working on something very special for you right now. And I’m currently in negotiations to teach a series of photography workshops in Paris over the next year. Hands up (you can email me directly if you’d like gl (at) georgiannalane.com) all those who might be interested in attending. We’re setting up gorgeous Parisian venues and a dream curriculum of study and locations.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

with love,

G

 

Return to the Sanctuary

Pierre de Ronsard (Eden) and Leonardo da Vinci roses at the Chilean home of Maria Cecilia, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard (Eden) and Leonardo da Vinci roses

Autumn has arrived and with it the time for our annual journey to the Southern Hemisphere to central Chile to visit family and friends. Once again, I am so, so lucky to stay a few days with my dear friend María Cecilia in her mountain sanctuary in the Andean foothills. The beauty and magic she has created here, and so generously shares, is breathtaking and transporting. This year, my timing was perfect to witness and capture her abundant roses at their peak. I have photographed rose gardens all over the world but, truly, none compares to hers.

Rosa Mon Jardin et Ma Maison

Rosa Mon Jardin et Ma Maison

Rosa Mon Jardin et Ma Maison

Rosa Mon Jardin et Ma Maison

Arches are covered and heavy with fragrant, perfect blooms.

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose, at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose, at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose

Terrace at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Private terrace off one of the bedrooms in Maria Cecilia’s home

Her home is a dream of serenity, beauty and stylish creativity.

Mon Jardin et Ma Maison Rose at the Chilean home of Maria Cecilia photographed by Georgianna Lane

Rosa Mon Jardin et Ma Maison

 

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose, at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose

Rose at the Chilean home of Maria Cecilia photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose, at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Roses at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

María Cecilia photographed in her rose garden in El Arrayan, Chile, by Georgianna Lane

Here is my dear friend, such a beautiful spirit, amongst her roses. One day soon, she will be leaving this property for a new adventure, a new creation – let’s all wish her so much love, joy and happiness.

Roses at the Chilean home of María Cecilia photographed by Georgianna Lane

Roses at the home of María Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Pierre de Ronsard, Eden Rose, at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

Roses at the Chilean home of María Cecilia photographed by Georgianna Lane

Roses at the home of Maria Cecilia in Chile, photographed by Georgianna Lane

My previous post from María Cecelia’s garden last year is here.

Thank you, as always, for your visits. I will be posting more this week from Chile, including the stunning coast and more of my friend’s amazing roses. You can also see so much more of María Cecilia’s home at her blog. I honestly can never thank her enough for all she shares with so many of us around the world. I am greatly privileged to know her.

much love,

G

p. s. I’m posting daily on Instagram, too, @georgiannalane. Hope to see you there!

Summer Flowers

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

From my garden: David Austin roses ‘A Shropshire Lad’, ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’; various hydrangea; ferns, ‘The Lovely Fairy’ rose; ‘Rainbow Knockout’ rose; hardy geranium; Coral Bells; spirea blossom; and from Floret Flower Farm: peonies, scabiosa, nigella, feverfew, yarrow and Queen Anne’s Lace.

Hello, friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have had a taste of these summery images but here’s a full serving of flowery, sorbet-colored treats.

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

A selection of my colored bottle collection with summer flowers, taken in my living room window

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Clematis ‘Rosemoor’ (the most incredible flower, like velvet!), Hydrangea ‘Twist and Shout’, David Austin Rose ‘Eglantyne’, hardy geranium, ‘Rainbow Knockout’ rose, ‘The Lovely Fairy’ rose, Walker’s Low catmint, Pacific Bleeding Heart, Spirea Goldflame, ‘China Doll’ rose. All from my garden.

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Hydrangeas by Georgianna Lane

Multi-colored Hydrangea macrophylla, including ‘Glowing Embers’ in front, all from my garden

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

From Floret Flower Farm: Sunset-hued Achillea (yarrow), snapdragons, Queen Anne’s Lace, pink and lilac-colored Campanula, peach-colored foxglove, Nigella damascena, dahila, larkspur, on a vintage chair in my garden.

So many beautiful field flowers from my dear friend Erin at Floret Flower Farm.

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Sunset-hued Achillea (yarrow) from Floret.

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Yarrow and feverfew from Floret

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Rows of feverfew at Floret.

Chocolate Queen Anne's Lace by Georgianna Lane

Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace (oh yes, there is such a thing!) at Floret.

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Digital double exposure of Scabiosa, Nigella and Queen Anne’s Lace

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Digital double exposure of Nigella and Queen Anne’s Lace

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

Hydrangea ‘Pink Parfait’ in my garden, obviously not too pink anymore!

Summer flowers by Georgianna Lane

In other news, I’m creating a small fleet of calendars, for 2015 for my shops and for 2016 and 2017 for my publishers. And editing away on my European photos, more of which will appear here very soon. And all while enjoying our garden and the incredible Seattle summer weather. We love traveling all over the world but our summer hearts belong right here.

Wishing you the most lovely week ahead! Thank you for stopping by.

love,

G

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