Thursday, April 9

blissful inspiration

Good morning!  It's me again, Mrs. French.  I so look forward to my mornings here on sfgirlbybay...


I remember my very first bicycle, "the desert rose"...it was red with a white banana seat, and streamers from the handlebars.  I loved that bike with all my heart.  I have the same giddiness today...I went into my local bike shop and ordered a bicycle I have had my eye on for quite sometime.  I feel like I am 6 years old all over again.  I actually couldn't sleep last night in anticipation of my new bike. 

I have been inspired by all these bicycle daydreams.  This blissful inspiration post is particularly long, I couldn't help it, so many dreamy bicycle images out there...
ode to the bicycle...








I hope you have lovely bicycle memories of your very own and that maybe this post helped to conjure them up a bit...see you next week...

38 comments:

melinda said...

these photos are wonderful. i love this post. they are so dreamy.

our little love nest said...

*sigh* The best collection of bicycle photos I have seen. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a whole wall of those?xo

lovely lindsay said...

i've had bicycles on the brain lately as well. sooo... what did you pick???
++++
i love that idea of a whole wall of bicycle photos. love it!
love, lindsay

Shelby said...

Fantastic T. Especially the one with the darling skirt and knee highs that you posted recently. **adore**

simplyblogged said...

I adore bicycle shots.

Char said...

oh how gorgeous are 2, 4 and 8?

so beautiful

the seventy tree said...

I absolutely love these! I posted about bicycles earlier today too, so it must be a day for them! And yes to a wall of bicycle pictures. Gorgeous shots.

the seventy tree said...

My earlier today would've been your middle of the night time...just occured to me!

mrs boo radley said...

Lovely photos. I spent so much of my childhood on a bicycle...fun memories.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Gorgeous photos!

Who is naebyrd/ rna? said...

I agree with Shelby!!!

"Fantastic T. Especially the one with the darling skirt and knee highs that you posted recently. **adore**"


quite adorable:)

jamieofalltrades said...

What a beautiful post. Makes me miss riding my bike along the san diego boardwalk.

Chi said...

I absolutely adore your photos! So peaceful and beautiful. Greetings fron Finland!

the espinozas said...

charming and lovely!=)

smallbatch pets said...

love girls in skirts on bikes! thanks for the lovely pics, beautiful....you are amazing!!!!

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh Mrs French, this post is too perfect. I feel transported!

katelynjane said...

Every one of these photos are beautiful! I love the girl with the skirt and her tall socks beside the bike. Very cute (:

m e l i g r o s a said...

♥BikeLuv♥
adorable, very inspiring shots and oh so poetic!!

Kia said...

I love these pics! Lately I have developed a fetish for the vintage/antique look and these french bicycles are adorable!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, so gorgeous....so much romance and promise in a bike. I love these and am so happy you got your very own!
xo
Melis

Miss B. said...

love, love, love!!! Mrs. French it's always great to see you here:)

Chessa! said...

that photograph by Federico Erra is one of my all-time favorites of his...I saw it on flickr when he first posted it ages ago and fell in love with it.

black vanilla rose said...

They are very dreamy photos!! I have fond memories of my first bicycle, it was hot pink and I use to ride it everywhere xxx

paula said...

poetic and beauty! lovely pictures...
your blog is a great inspirations!
xxx from Brazil
Paula

Marian said...

I just got a bike seat for my daughter so she could ride around with me. I couldn't wait to share bicycle moments with her!

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you as always, mrs. french.

time to clean up my old motobecane!

LINDSAY said...

I just bought a 1972 magenta schwinn, found on craigslist...all original parts, cute chrome fenders. now all I need is a basket.

fennymun said...

wonderful and lovely photos. I love the mood very much!

Alicia said...

I adore this lovely collection!
Thank you so much for including my photo among such talent.

Amaya said...

aww. This is so beautiful! Wonderfully done!
♥ AMK

me melodia said...

I love this post. bravo.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Photos are great.

betsy and iya said...

FanTASTIC! I ALSO just posted a few about bicycles. It seems that those of us who love them, really really love them. Thanks for the nostalgia!

-betsy

CLAIRE MOJHER said...

Really love this set - Makes my morning fly by with thoughts of summer pedaling :)

LenkaLovee said...

amazing photos!:]

Stacy said...

I sooooooo want to go on a bike ride now.

naomi megan. said...

oooh these are lovely. i once has an old blue bike with a pretty little basket and bell on the front. i'd bike to the farmers market near my apartment in nyc. then it got stolen and i cried and cried.

maybe i should get another one now... this post makes me want to.

Courtney said...

Love this entire post! Each photo is gorgeous, and I think I'd feel like a 6-year old too if I were getting a bike (on my "I'd love to have" list!)