Happy Weekend, dear friends! I plan to watch the Perseides meteor shower and make wishes upon falling stars. You will be in my thoughts and I hope your days are filled with magic.
Hello, my friends! Roses for you because you deserve them.
In this bouquet are several varieties of garden roses, including David Austins, but not from my garden this time.
These beauties were generously given to me by Erin at the conclusion of our latest shoot last week and they come from Dawn Severin at All My Thyme, another wondrous farm in the Skagit Valley just north of us.
My instructions as I headed home with my car laden with blooms was to just enjoy them and not panic about photographing them. But of course, I couldn’t resist just a few photos to share with you. Erin and I both love these impossibly beautiful, ruffled, fragrant roses, especially when they are a bit past their peak and on the verge of collapsing into a romantic pile of petals, as these are.
For more about Erin, Dawn and these magical roses, see this recent post from Erin at Floret Flower Farm.
And soon we’ll share more of our latest shoot, one that may be my favorite ever.
I hope your week is filled with romance!
I’ve been nearly bursting to share this for months and today is the day! I’m skipping in the sunshine to announce my creative collaboration with Erin Benzakein, the brilliant floral designer and owner of Floret Flower Farm. Erin’s floral wizardry leaves me speechless and her exuberant, crazy, flower-filled life is a whirling dance with sweet peas and roses and all things flowery, as documented on her addictive blog. An organic farm, Floret is in the beautiful Skagit Valley, an hour north of us, so I decided to contact Erin. We met, we planned, we plotted and now we’re on a high-energy, petal-strewn adventure to create amazing images that showcase our work and celebrate the endless beauty and magic of flowers.
Could any thing be more exquisite than this bouquet she created?
Recently, along with our model, Deanna, we spent a sun-drenched afternoon and evening at a neighboring farm, complete with weathered barn, tractor, farm truck, chickens, Shetland ponies and authentic, rustic atmosphere..
We hope that you like the images – this is just one of many shoots that we’ve worked on over the last several months so you’ll be seeing more very soon. And do visit Erin’s blog for even more floral abundance. Thank you, Erin and Deanna for everything you did to make it so much fun.
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And I am delighted to announce the winner of the Parisian Hideaway book giveaway. I read with great interest each of your responses and was captivated by your descriptions of the magic of Paris, even if you haven’t visited yet. Thank you all for participating.
The winner is Jocelyne Deneau of Inspired and Pretty – congratulations, my friend! I will send your book out on Monday.
A happy and flower-filled weekend to you all.