Peony Passion

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Hello, friends! I’m back from an adventurous trip to Alaska for a charming, back-woods, country wedding and now am literally knee deep in peonies! I’ve made a few trips up to visit my delightful and generous friend Geraldine at her North Field Farm, where she grows an incredible 60 or so varieties of peonies. The season is nearly over and the fields are loaded with fully opened peonies. I’ve gathered armloads to bring back to document and share with you here.

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

You know that I’m a rose girl through and through, but honestly, is there anything more sumptuous than a bucketful of peonies?

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Made myself a peony petticoat!

Peonies, David Austin roses and ranunculus in Mason jars by Georgianna Lane

The last of the ranunculus, peonies and the first of the David Austin roses, both from my garden and from my friend Dawn at All My Thyme farm.

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

More varieties than I can count!

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies, David Austin roses and ranunculus in Mason jars by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

In this post I featured many of the pink and white varieties but the corals are just as special. I’ve prepared a separate post on them which you’ll see after a few days break. Peonies are so rich, it’s almost like too much dessert!

Sending love and wishes for a joyful June.

G

Floating and Flying in Central Chile

Floating Roses in Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Water – flowing, sparkling, transparent and tranquil – featured prominently in my recent shoots in Chile. Multiple drives and walks along the glittering coast, and a morning spent photographing María Cecilia’s rose strewn pool, all linked by aquamarine-hued, aquatic beauty, resulted in this combined series of images.

The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Seagulls on the Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Grey gulls soaring just inches above the pounding surf.

Floating Roses and the Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Floating Roses in Central Chile by Georgianna Lane The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane Seagulls on the Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

I love the way the sea foam resembles a lace-edged tablecloth.

Floating Roses in Central Chile by Georgianna Lane The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Fallen leaves and petals in the pool mimic the textures of sea foam and sand.

Floating Roses in Central Chile by Georgianna Lane The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Floating Roses and the Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

The Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

Floating Roses and the Coast of Central Chile by Georgianna Lane

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This may not be a typical November post as many of you are experiencing autumn, or even winter, weather. But I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of sun, surf and roses to brighten the week ahead. I’m grateful you are in my life and I hope your days are filled with joy.

love,

G

p. s. I’m posting daily on Instagram @georgiannalane

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!

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