Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends – I’ve brought you roses from Paris!
This week I’ve been working on gathering up the images from my most recent trip to Paris into little themed collections, available in the shop, called Paris Vignettes.
As these all had roses of various hue, I’m presenting them to you on this day of romance. I think it’s lovely to send Valentines and Valentine’s greetings to anyone you feel affection for. Not everyone has a special someone to celebrate with (D for instance is in Chile) but everyone should be able to celebrate in knowing they are loved by friends, family and co-workers. So, with that, I send each of you love, hearts and roses. And leave you with some links to bring beauty and romance to your day:
I’ve just gotten a new post up at Paris By Two, inspired by the fairly cold and gloomy weather there right now.
For all things floral, I do hope you read Rona’s blog, Flowerona. If you’re not a regular reader, you are in for a daily treat.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hello, my friends! Thank you for all your lovely New Year’s wishes and I send mine manyfold back to each of you.
As we plan and dream to shape our destinies for the coming days, with anticipated joy for all the happy times, we will inevitably find at some points in the year that we are not in fact the ultimate arbiters of our fate, that other influences redirect or even completely detour our carefully laid out course. But how we adjust and carry on is what truly matters.
I’ve chosen the images for this post with a good measure of thought. From a shoot I did last summer (with Erin of Floret who created the amazing arrangements), I admit I’ve been “saving” them as they are quite special to me. They embody new directions and new levels of creative endeavor. I’ve saved them, but now release them – my gift out to the universe, a little offering saying “this is what I’m up to” and what I’m dreaming of. Breathtaking beauty to celebrate the coming triumphs, gentle grace to soothe and calm the stormy days that will no doubt come.
And so, this first post of the new year is filled with hopes and wishes and optimism. In twelve months time, I’ll see if these images will join in a complete circle of accomplishments, the ends tying rather neatly together the threads of flowers, travel and photographs.
And you? What are your dearest dreams for your new year? Whatever they are, you have my wishes right along side yours that they all come true.
Hello, my friends. For you this weekend, a previously unseen series, photographed at the beginning of August as part of a larger ongoing project. Clematis Rosemoor and The President, and David Austin rose Lady Emma Hamilton, all planted by me some years ago when we first bought our property and now, I’m happy to say, flourishing. This was their best year yet and I wanted to celebrate their remarkable and classic beauty.
Have a beautiful weekend.
(p.s. Due to a barrage of spam comments, I’ve had to turn on comment moderation, at least temporarily. I’m sorry. But no word verif, don’t worry.)