Hello, friends! While I continue to edit the almost embarrassing riches of our photographs of Venice, I wanted to say hi with a few more spring images that have recently gone into my shop. (Those on my mailing list have seen some of these already.) We’ve had gorgeous, summery weather in Seattle so we’ve escaped to the garden often – tidying up, taking photos or working from laptops and iPads.
I admit it’s taking me much longer than anticipated to get back to my regular blogging schedule, between travel, shooting the bounty of blossoms here and recent house guests. And soon I’ll be traveling again. But, I will have another Venice post up this week for you with favorite images from the city. For a sneak peek, you can check here!
Thinking of you, as always, and sending fondest wishes for a fabulous week.
with love, – g
Venice first captivated me during a cold, brief, middle-of-the-night visit one March many years ago. In a way, that misty, surreal stroll through eerily quiet streets was a fitting introduction to this most hauntingly unique city.
Following that night, I wrote a story about the ghosts I’d imagined accompanying me through the empty streets – the adventurers, explorers, writers, painters and scores of others – the brilliant, the famous, the infamous – who’d lived in and been inspired by the outrageous beauty that is Venice. La Serenissima always beckoned me back to fulfill a long-held dream. And after all these years, I now have the images to join with the words.
As expected, we have many photos to share. Here, a few of my initial favorites:
I hope you have been well. Thank you so much for all your visits and comments. They are more than appreciated and I’ll be catching up over the next few days. Ciao! xo – g
Hello, dear friends! Stopping in quickly with a few images from a test shoot I did last week for an upcoming project. The flowers are Helleborus, also known as Lenten Rose or hellebore, and they’re blooming abundantly in our garden this week. Also shown in the top photo are the white flowers of candytuft (Iberis sempervirens), blossoms from our Pieris (Andromeda) shrub, Variegated Italian Buckthorn (my favorite shrub) and some fronds from Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa).
And, although I rarely do this, I’m officially taking a short blogging break from now until the end of the month. I’ll be working on some very exciting projects and will share them in early May. In the meantime, there is a clue to one in a photo above, in case you like puzzles. :)
Thank you so much for all your visits and comments! I hope the rest of April is amazing for you and I will be checking back in very soon.
much love, – g