It’s Time

narcissus

narcissus

narcissus bridal crown

narcissus

narcissus

narcissus

narcissus

(Flowers by Floret Flower Farm, styled and photographed by Georgianna Lane)

 

Hello, dear friends! I couldn’t wait any longer! Now that the calendar says March and so much life is pushing up in the garden, I could delay not a minute more in sharing these images of the sweetest, cheeriest flowers of all (in my view).

When I was growing up, we spent several years on a little farm in Oregon that faced an enormous field of daffodils. I so well remember the glorious fragrance of the rows of brave, yellow soldiers – among the first beacons of spring.

Although I grow many varieties of narcissus myself, this particular shoot from last year features the dizzying array grown by Erin at Floret. When she dropped off several buckets of blooms last March, I couldn’t resist styling them this way and that way to show them off.

We are a few weeks away from this abundance being a reality this year but isn’t the anticipation of spring a delightful part of its magic? So much to look forward to, days of bursting beauty and new growth.

And bursting is what we are doing here with new plans, adventures and projects. I know it’s been a bit quiet here so far this year due to other things needing my attention but now we’re gearing up for some amazing endeavors. It’s a good challenge to spring clean the clutter and streamline the way for the best year of creativity yet, isn’t it?

It’s time!

Thinking of you and wishing each of you a weekend filled with beauty.

much love,

G

p. s. Erin doing a little survey over at her blog and would love your input!

Romantic Vignettes of Paris

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:

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I’ve just gotten a new post up at Paris By Two, inspired by the fairly cold and gloomy weather there right now.

My friend Nicole in South Africa has just released the latest and most gorgeous issue of her online magazine, Vintage Lifestyle. You can view the whole issue here.

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.

And finally, take a tour of the most amazing rose farm in Australia at Blooming Lovely. Thanks to Erin for sharing it.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

much love,

G

Points of Focus

Ranunculus by Georgianna Lane

Ranunculus by Georgianna Lane

Ranunculus by Georgianna Lane

Ranunculus by Georgianna Lane

Ranunculus by Georgianna Lane

Hello, my friends. I do hope you are well.

This year has gotten off to a high-velocity, head-long, full-tilt charge into a number of major projects. I have felt a bit like these wild ranunculus, turning in many directions, each full of promise and interest. I know many of us feel it often enough and I found it beneficial to begin crossing projects, ideas, plans and activities off the list until I had only the ones that were THE most important, the ones that, if I really got them done, I would feel that sometimes elusive sense of accomplishment and also know that I’d taken the right strategic steps for the future, for me, loved ones and family. It was a very good exercise and gave me some stable points to focus on and yank myself back to when the daydreaming and imagining of new and tantalizing projects sets in. :)

A very special one that absolutely stayed on the list is nearly complete. Recently I had the great pleasure of helping Erin of Floret Flowers update her blog and website. We’re still tweaking but are pretty tickled with the result so do stop by and indulge your senses in the abundant beauty of her life and floral creations. She has such an amazing year ahead, you are going to love coming along for the ride!

As for these images, I’m a bit ashamed to say I’ve been tweaking and playing around with them for nearly two years. Who can afford such an indulgence of time? Let’s grab our best and favorite projects, get them done and get them out! The world is waiting to benefit from what each of us are creating. And I myself can’t wait to see what you have been up to, so expect me popping in this coming week – I can’t wait!

Hope you are cozy or cool, whichever your weather requires.

much love,

G

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