Summer Impressions from Far Off Lands

My dear friends, a quick hello and update. Yes, I’ve been away again – a somewhat spur of the moment and simply marvelous trip but one rather unexpectedly without internet, hence the silence here and lack of email and visits from me.

My adventures of the last ten days are far too numerous for one blog post. In fact, they span such a spectrum of activity and emotion, if they were in a novel they would be considered unbelievable.

To start, here are a few new images captured in a legendary garden a week ago today, with many more to follow.

I hope you have been very well. Thank you for your patience while I get caught up – I’ve now read all your recent comments and look forward to being in touch with each of you. To new followers, lovely to have you here and to get to know you.

A bientôt!
xoxo – g

The Scented Whites of Spring

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

South Carolina

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

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