Thursday, May 28

blissful inspiration

I love that it is Thursday and I get to spend my morning here with all of you. My name is mrs. french and I feel so very honored to post here on sfgirlbybay...the excitement never wears off...

In my opinion, one of the loveliest things about photography is the different interpretation each photographer has of one particular subject. This is how I get lost for hours...it is amazing to me how basically the same subject can be seen in completely different ways...all depending on who is behind the camera....

Which is how I came up with today's post....I am all about pink peonies right now. I love the feathery texture paired with soft colors...almost boa like. I have been completely knocked out by the peony photography this time of year...I am dying to get a bunch of my own and see how they come out...












completely different, yet equally beautiful. Have a beautiful weekend, see you next thursday and please do stop by bliss...xo mrs. french

28 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh so beautiful! sigh!

Jane Flanagan said...

Very beautiful.

Alicia said...

Thanks you!
This is just what I needed today. Mine will bloom again within the next week. I cannot wait. Wish you were here, I would be so happy to share.

umama said...

Are these all your photos? If so gorgeous, and if not great finds!
You are so on about the boa-ness of them!

Miss B said...

Mrs. French, I am always excited to see what you have up here, Holga's loved, Pink peonies, my favorite BUT, whoa bowl me over with a feather and knock me straight out to see one of MY images in this mix? I think I just dropped. Thank you for your post and for adding my lil' peony. You are the very bestest and I can not wait to see what your peony photo's result in, I am sure magic...

Simply Mel said...

Pink Peonies make my heart race. Gorgeous photos!

shanon said...
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shanon said...

ARGH! I want my peonies to bloom RIGHT NOW. My mom and my MIL have pink, but I planted two different kinds of white ones last fall. The buds are teasing me at the moment.

I think I might have to buy some pink ones when they go on sale at Bachman's later in the season. Like how I named dropped? That was meant for you, Mrs. French. ; )

Rebecca said...

Lovely lovely lovely

Miss Aimee said...

you are one inspiring chica! xoxo

Teri said...

New to your blog... just had to comment to these photos. So breathtaking! How could you not like Peonies after seeing these photos! Beautiful!

Charlene said...

so pretty. and such a coincidence. i just took pictures of my pink peonies over the weekend!

sfgirlbybay said...

my favorite flower...perhaps we are separated at birth mrs. french, for what you love is never far from my own heart. :)

ina said...

So funny! I spent about an hour today wandering around and around the peony pots at the garden center today, trying to decide which to buy. Most hadn't bloomed yet, so I was going by the picture. And the name. Yeah, I chose "Bride's Dream," what can I say?

Char said...

love the one with the bottles (of course)

Callie Grayson said...

love them all, they are just completely amazing flowers. I love big bunches of them in my bedroom next to my bed.

fabulous image collection, can't wait to see your images:)
callie

the purcells said...

just saw some beautiful peonies at trader joes today and can't wait to go back and get them! gorgeous inspiration!!

Jess said...

I came *this close* to buying myself some pink peonies yesterday at Trader Joe's! But I had already paid when I spotted them and was way too pragmatic about it. After seeing this post, I am going over first thing in the morning to correct my ways and get my pink peony on!

Jenny - pygmeestyle.blogg.se said...

Beautiful!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

I just love peonies, in every shade of pink! There is a Peony Festival in Upstate NY this weekend (at Linwood Gardens) and I can't wait to go. They have giant tree peonies and they're gorgeous.

Kristin said...

Oh, peonies. So blissfully beautiful!

The Lil Bee said...

Frenchie:) This was like dessert before dinner...just delish. Love love love peonies!

Nancy said...

These are all beautiful! However, I think you should cite the photographers here. For instance, I see my good friend Elinor Scott-Sutter's polaroid at the bottomm (she is known on many sites as "equivoque.") Here is a link to the Flickr page for her photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/equivoque/2284708005/

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks Nancy. If you've never seen Mrs. French's guest posts here, if you click on the three litte '***' it links back to the original photograph.

decor8 said...

The 5th image is mine, you may link to it here please:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/decor8/3282980235/

Thank you Mrs French for the lovin'!

Holly

sfgirlbybay said...

All fixed Holly - thanks! :)

Devon said...

I was taking pictures of my fresh bouquet of pink peonies moments before reading this post! Hearts full of peonies unite!!

Pink Peony said...

My favorite since I was very little. Only my grandmother wouldn't let me pick them . She said they brought in ants :)