Probably got too much sun today…

March 21, 2013

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I really do adore having a 100yr old house that creaks and groans. I’ve been out all day and just now the sun-warmed house is cooling down and popping and snapping its old bones and I have to tell it it’s loved just the perfectly imperfect way it is.

I stole gathered some hellebores from my mother’s garden and put them in a vase with some other little garden snippets and the evening sun lit them up so beautifully that I spent a happy few minutes photographing them. (I would have taken more time but I lost the light.)

Then I put my cheery little arrangement in the living room and the house creaked its appreciation rather loudly.

I’m looking at some of the photos and loosing myself in the beauty of the blossoms. These hellebores absolutely have to be painted immediately…well, maybe tomorrow. It’s evening and Morgan has missed me. She’s terrifically determined to replace the lap top on my lap. I’m stroking her soft fur and wondering how I might be able to spend the rest of my life happily photographing and drawing flowers.

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  • Reply Cassandra March 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Gorgeous captures!

    • Reply Veronica March 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you Cassandra, and I’m glad you left your addy because now I can visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Green Speck March 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I love the look of these !!!

    • Reply Veronica March 22, 2013 at 5:17 am

      Hi Green, they are spectacular, aren’t they? And they bloom so early giving spring hope. 🙂

  • Reply Sophie March 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    j’aime les hellébores ! ce sont de magnifique fleurs délicates et somptueuses par leurs couleurs!
    douce journée au soleil! en France il est bien timide!
    Norma ( mon chat) aussi veut prendre la place de mon ordinateur !
    ou plutôt elle se couche dessus!

    • Reply Veronica March 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

      Bonjour Sophie,
      Darn cats, just when you need to get some work done. 🙂 The sun here in Vancouver is very also very shy to come out.
      Bises back to you 🙂

  • Reply March 22, 2013 at 1:22 am

    There can never be too much sun! I always try to have fresh flower sin side- love those hellebores !!

    • Reply Veronica March 22, 2013 at 5:22 am

      Ok Kathryn, that’s probably very true, lol, especially after this long and dreary winter. 🙂 Hugs

      • Reply March 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        I hate grammatical errors- INSIDE smells great! I have a pot of hyacinths beside my bed tonight!

  • Reply JoAnn Bayne March 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Such beautiful flowers – I’ve never seen them photographed so well. I love the things you say about your old house – we love old houses too, with all their personalities and the feelings of those who have come before us.

    • Reply Veronica March 22, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Thank you so much JoAnn. 🙂 Do you live in an older house? When I was looking for one to buy I saw a 1950’s house which hadn’t been touched at all. It was amazing, like stepping into a time bubble.

  • Reply March 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    When you figure out how to spend the rest of your life happily painting and photographing flowers, or anything else, please let your reading public know how it can be done. The flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful photography, as always.

    • Reply Veronica March 23, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Hi Marriana, that will be the answer to the million dollar question! 🙂 Thank you so much. I have to pop over to see what’s happening in your lovely, vintage world.

  • Reply Touch2Touch March 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I love hellebores, and never saw anything like these before. Beautiful.
    As was your tea party: such elegance!!!!

    • Reply Veronica March 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Thank you Judith. 🙂 I’m so glad you left your addy because now I can come visit you. Hugs.

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