Ice Cream Blooms

My garden is exploding with blooming roses at the moment. I have several David Austin Roses planted and they're all so beautiful. I decided to be a little creative with them this morning. Ice cream, anyone? :)

Happy Friday!

Lady by the Bay - David Austin Roses

The roses shown here are Grace, Strawberry Hill, Lichfield Angel, and Climbing Eden.

Lady by the Bay - David Austin RosesLady by the Bay - David Austin Roses

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in full bloom here in California and I couldn't be happier. There is so much beauty around and I've been trying to capture some of it. These are a few bits I collected on my walk the other day.

Lady by the Bay-Spring Love

I recently learned of the Steller app and have made my first story on there. I thought I'd share it with you here. This is a fun app where you can add photos and videos to your story.

Happy Spring!

Spring Collection

While taking my walk this afternoon I was overwhelmed by how much beauty there was all around. There are so many types of flowers blooming at the moment here in Northern California, so I picked one here and there as I walked along and it created quite the pretty collection. This is only half of the varieties I saw. I'll have to pick another collection another day. :)

And after I created this and photographed it I noticed there's a word amongst these flowers. Can you find it? It got me thinking that maybe I should start putting some floral word searches together. We'll see.

Lady by the Bay - Spring Collection

I Made a Calendar!

In October 2013 I envisioned a floral design encompassing an inspiring quote paired with fresh flowers that were in bloom at that time. I decided to capture blooming flowers during the first week of each month thereafter until I finished an entire year's worth. Most of the flowers were from my own garden and others were fresh flowers purchased locally. Throughout 2014, I photographed my monthly floral arrangements and added a quote that I felt represented each month. This lovely 2015 calendar is a result of my vision. It can now be purchased in my Etsy shop.

Lady by the Bay - 2015 Floral Calendar

Lady by the Bay - 2015 Floral Calendar

Lady by the Bay - 2015 Floral Calendar

Lady by the Bay - 2015 Floral Calendar

I had a lot of fun creating these each month and am so happy to see them all together finally.

Weekend Hashtag Project #WHPicecream

I got creative this past weekend with Instagram's weekend hashtag project of #WHPicecream. I've been inspired ever since I saw a floral cone on the cover of Kinfolk Magazine last year and this weekend's hashtag project allowed me to finally create some. This was a lot of fun.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay


Pastel Mood

We've had lots of sunshine and spring-like weather around here in Northern California lately, and that's put me in a pastel mood, I guess. In looking back at some of my most recent Instagram shots I noticed this pattern. I love how they all flow together.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous February so far!

Lady by the Bay - French Fleur

Lady by the Bay - Savoy Vintage Camera

Lady by the Bay - Magnolia Bloom

Lady by the Bay - Vintage Camera & Books

Lady by the Bay - Magnolia

Lady by the Bay - Sunset

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay