Windmills and Windflowers

Kinderdijk by Georgianna Lane

The Windmills at Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Hello, friends! In late spring we visited one of THE most magical locations I’ve ever experienced: the windmills of Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Imagine a perfect day of billowing clouds, soft Dutch light and the enchanting structures that are the symbol of Holland. Such a classic scene, right out of a painting. I thought it would be fun to pair images from that never-to-be-forgotten day with a few of charming windflowers, one of my favorite late summer blooms.

Windflower, Japanese Anemone by Georgianna Lane

Windmill, Holland with Windflower, Japanese Anemone by Georgianna Lane

Windmill, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands by Georgianna Lane

Windflower, Japanese Anemone by Georgianna Lane

Windmills, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands by Georgianna Lane

Windflower, Japanese Anemone by Georgianna Lane

Windmills, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands by Georgianna Lane

Windflower, Japanese Anemone by Georgianna Lane

Windmills, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands by Georgianna Lane

Windmill, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands by Georgianna Lane

While traveling, I shot quite a lot of video footage which I look forward to sharing with you in the months to come. Here is the first and I hope it gives you a taste of what a day at Kinderdijk is like:

Kinderdijk from Georgianna Lane on Vimeo.

love,

G

p.s. just for fun, here is one more video that I took in the Dutch countryside. Whenever I am getting to stressed about things, this lightens the mood. :)

Baaaaa from Georgianna Lane on Vimeo.

Roses and Macarons

Paris Macarons photographed by Georgianna Lane

Paris Macarons photographed by Georgianna Lane

Paris Macarons photographed by Georgianna Lane

Paris Macarons photographed by Georgianna Lane Paris Macarons photographed by Georgianna Lane Paris Macarons and roses photographed by Georgianna Lane Paris Macarons and roses photographed by Georgianna Lane Paris Macarons and roses photographed by Georgianna Lane Roses photographed by Georgianna Lane Roses photographed by Georgianna Lane Paris Macarons and roses photographed by Georgianna Lane

Hello friends!

Taking advantage of a brief lull in my European travels for a quick update and to share a styled shoot I recently did. Most often, I am lucky with the weather wherever I go. On the rare day that I am “rained out”, my usual activity is to stock up on beautiful props and do some indoor still life photographs. A week or so ago, thunderstorms across western Europe prompted photos of summer-colored macarons from Laduree complimented by the pink and green roses D gave me for our anniversary. I hope you enjoy them and that they don’t leave you craving too many sweets.

My journeys are wrapping up soon and I have some incredible adventures to share in the coming months. For example, just yesterday D and I spent the day at the largest rose garden in Europe, a few minutes south of Brussels, and I really don’t have words to express its beauty. But I do have quite a few photos of the more than 30,000 (!) rose bushes and you’ll see them in the next post.

Thank you for your continued visits and comments. They mean so much when I’m far from home. Hoping you are well and looking forward to catching up very soon.

love,

G

Peony Party

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

peony by Georgianna Lane

Hello, dear friends!

I’m back on the road after a couple of quick weeks at home for priorly scheduled seasonal projects and to tend my sweet garden. Honestly I’ve lost track of how many planes, trains, trams, taxis, boats, buses, automobiles, metros, tubes and other forms of transport I’ve been on over the last several months! No complaints at all but it does make keeping up with blog posts and visits tricky, especially frustrating when I have so many fun adventures to share with you. Ah, well, we’ll have all summer for that.

I couldn’t let peony season go by without a celebratory post of these images. Last year I was very fortunate to make several visits to North Field Farm near the Canadian border, owned by the amazing Geraldine, introduced to me by my great pal Erin at Floret Flower Farm. Geraldine’s passion, knowledge and generosity made each trip a delight (not to mention the buckets of peonies she lavished upon me to photograph in my studio).

Part of my delay in posting has to do simply with my own dithering as to what you might like to see – more travel or more florals? And I’d also love any recommendations you might have for destinations in northern France, Holland or Belgium, particularly photogenic villages and of course, flower markets!

Thank you for visiting and much love from me.

G

p. s. I’m posting a bit more often on Instagram so you’re welcome to follow there, too.

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