A Year of Traveling

Hello friends! Here we are at another weekend and I’m posting quickly from the road again with a few new images for you from my travels this past year. I’ve chosen a selection of them for my 2013 calendars, the first four of which are featured here and are also available in the shop.

The first will come as no surprise: Paris Peonies!

And while seeking out the most beautiful peonies in the Paris markets this spring, I also was fortunate to experience the most gorgeous roses they had to offer:

And from magnificent Versailles:

And finally, Bella Venice:

The best part of traveling for us is being able to share the adventures through our images. It means so much to have you along with us, so thank you for being here. (All of these are available now here, and to all of you, at a 20% discount through September. Just use the code CAL20 in my shop.)

More calendars to come in a few days. Some you might expect and some surprises!

Have a beautiful weekend!

much love,


To a Beautiful Weekend, Dahlings!

I love photographing dahlias, for their fabulous form and colors. These dinner-plate sized beauties, “Cafe au Lait”, were grown by Erin and were among the bounty she bestowed upon me last week. Like ruffled, fairy petticoats – gorgeous!

Wishing you all a weekend as joyful as these blooms and thank you again for your lovely comments on my last post.

I’ll be busy preparing several big new releases for early in the week. Can’t wait to show you!

with love,


p.s. Clear skies above – celebrating tonight’s Blue Moon with a wave and a wink for Neil Armstrong. The stars beckon and remind us of bigger adventures ahead.



Market Flowers
Hello, my friends!

It’s been quite an adventure filled ten days, overflowing with celestial activity, star gazing and heartfelt connections. In addition to the usual shooting, stock client work, gardening and print shipments, a quick review of what I’ve been up to:

Stayed up all night with my Mom, stretched out on recliners up in the mountains on a clear warm night, watching the Perseids meteor shower. We saw many shooting stars and made wishes on all of them.

Attended Antiques Roadshow with my brother, Robb, an aerospace engineer for Boeing. We weren’t filmed but we did find out the value of the items we brought (some high, some low!) and the hours spent in line provided a great opportunity for us to get caught up.

Watched coverage of the successful launch of Robb’s latest satellite rocket which is now orbiting the planet.

Erin, the owner of Floret Farm, stopped by for an impromptu photo shoot with a van full of flowers, extras from the wedding she’d just done. Delighted and overwhelmed, I’ve spent the last few days and late nights scrambling to do photographic justice (some shots above) to the incredible bounty in the overfilled buckets that she unloaded in my driveway.

Had a most fabulous visit from two dear blogging friends who came by for lunch in the garden. Debi Kirksey, who divides her time between Houston and London, and Lori Burleson from Panama City, Florida, have been blogging friends for several years but we never met in person until this Sunday. We strolled the garden, laughed, had lunch under the trees and felt instantly like old friends. Their visit, part of a trip to Seattle and Vancouver, set me thinking of our blogging journeys and the incredible connections that we forge across the world. Under the same star-filled skies, we share our lives, our joys and our creative endeavors. I can’t help feeling that it’s for a very good reason, perhaps one we don’t even yet know.

So, thank you to Erin, Debi and Lori – three amazing ladies who have graced and enhanced my life this week and who I would not have met if not for blogging.

Beautiful and amazing Erin, photographed at her farm last week:

Debi, myself and Lori photographed in my garden on Sunday.

And by extension, my gratitude to each of you who stop by here, even in passing, for whether we communicate or not, your presence is felt.

I do know that you are here.

And I know I am fortunate.

with love,


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