Hello, dear friends,
Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. As promised, here are as many photos of springtime pink in Paris as I could gather up to share with you! When I arrived at the beginning of the month, the Kwanzan cherry trees at Notre Dame were at their peak (the Kwanzans are among the last cherries to bloom each spring). I won’t say there are trees like this all over Paris so it helps to know where to go. The cluster along the side of Notre Dame is very popular and I got up awfully early to photograph them without lots of visitors. We stayed on Ile Saint Louis which is just a short stroll away.
Alas, the blossoms are faded now but lilacs and even early roses are taking their place. Europe has had such a warm and early spring, the blooms seem to come and go nearly overnight.
I’ve posted some Paris videos on my Instagram account, too. And if you’ve been following along there, you’ll know my sister and I had some wonderful weekend adventures in Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens, which I will share here soon. She’s rekindled her love of photography and captured many exceptional images herself.
But yesterday I left Paris for a bit to spend the weekend in another marvelous city, actually my favorite of all, to celebrate D’s birthday. We’ve been traveling in different directions for months so are looking forward to a little getaway together.
I hope these images bring you some happy moments. I’m posting rather on the fly these days and with sometimes unreliable internet from trains and so forth, but I do appreciate your visits and comments. Please forgive me taking a long time to reply to you. Until then, more photos will be coming!
Wishing you a joyful weekend.
Hello, dear friends,
Yes, I’m traveling again with a very busy itinerary this time. While here in Paris, I completed a book cover shoot for a major publisher but have also spent much of the last week showing my sister the sights. We’ve had numerous adventures (many involving pastry and ice cream), and the weather and spring bloom couldn’t have been prettier. Since most traditional spring photos feature lots of pink blossoms, I thought I’d share some of the other colors that are also brightening up the days. But don’t worry, of course I captured the pink blossoms to for you to see and those will be coming up next. :)
Thank you, as always, for your visits and comments. Life on the road can have its challenges and your presence in my thoughts is like carrying a bit of home with me.
p.s. I’m sharing on Instagram more frequently than I’m able to post here so do follow along!
Spring greetings, dear friends!
As promised, images celebrating the delights of our spring garden. Though, to be honest, these were photographed last April – the garden is blooming even earlier this year but as I’d never shared these photos, I thought you’d enjoy seeing them. The ranunculus, parrot tulip and akebia vine are from the farm of my dear friend Erin and the rest were cut from right outside.
Spring is incredibly precious, isn’t it, with its symbolism of growth and rebirth? Life has been challenging and bittersweet here of late so the sunshine, flowers and birdsong bring welcome joyful moments. And I’m awfully pleased that spring danced in early for soon I will be traveling again and I hate missing even a single bloom. Adventures await and before long I’ll be taking you to new locations as well as familiar favorites, all graced with spring beauty.
Until then, many more spring images to come. My hope is that you are experiencing such wonderful explosions of nature where you are or savoring the last sweet days of summer down under.
with love and gratitude that you are in my life,