In keeping with the theme of yesterday's post on the purple gemstone of February, Today's Pretty Post is of this collection of purple-hue lilac photographs by Georgianna Lane. (okay, there are a couple white ones in the group, but the overall palette is purple).
The Seattle-based professional photographer makes several trips a year to romantic destinations such as Paris, Venice, England and Chile. In 2014, she has three planned trips to Paris alone. Oh, to be able to travel and take pictures of gardens and their surrounds. I know it's work and we only see the best of the best results, but it does sound idyllic.
The talented artist has been featured in National Geographic Traveller, Romantic Homes, the New Yorker, Britian magazine, Gardens Illustrated, Papyrus Recycled, American Greetings, Nikon Owner, Artful Blogging, Somerset Life and many other magazines, books, greeting cards, calendars and blogs (such as this one!)
Not able to make it to Paris any time soon? You can bring a little piece of Georgianna's Paris to your home through one of her two Etsy shops: Paris Plus (which focuses on photographs from, you guessed it; Paris) and Geogianna Lane, which offers garden and nature photographs.
It won't be long before the lilac trees in my parent's garden are in full bloom. They have several trees; five in total I think. One has both lavender and white blooms off the same tree, another both light and dark purple. They are so nice to cut and put in the bathroom in an ironstone pitcher or even a painted mason jar. The blossoms only last a short while, but the scent is so beautiful. Fortunately, there are photographs such as this one here to enjoy. Especially in the the first days of February when spring is still a little ways away.