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Probably got too much sun today…

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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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Comments: 15

  • March 21, 2013
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    Gorgeous captures!

  • March 21, 2013
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    I love the look of these !!!

  • March 21, 2013
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    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!
    bises
    Sophie

  • March 22, 2013
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    There can never be too much sun! I always try to have fresh flower sin side- love those hellebores !!

      • March 22, 2013
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        I hate grammatical errors- INSIDE smells great! I have a pot of hyacinths beside my bed tonight!

  • March 22, 2013
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    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.

  • March 22, 2013
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    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.

  • March 23, 2013
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    I love hellebores, and never saw anything like these before. Beautiful.
    As was your tea party: such elegance!!!!

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