Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gardenias, Love and Beauty

This Saturday is filled with beauty. I am admiring the photograph I bought from Maddie titled: Love is an endless mystery. You can transport yourself to India and fall in love with love, all over again.

At the framer's there is my daughter's painting by the amazingly talented Maia.
In my garden, my potted Gardenia blooms wildly and perfumes the air.

(photo by google)
How is your Saturday coming along?

13 comments:

that girl said...

and they smell nice, too!

We used to have these at our old house -- they got fried by the sun... but they were so pretty!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous photos Yoli. Your daughter's portrait is delightful.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh... I just love, love, love Gardenias... they always remind me of my Nana's house... she had the biggest bush that was forever blooming... here in FL I cannot for the life of me get them to grow... take care

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Just saw your message on my site... I just updated it... managed to drop 3lbs so far... no all I gotta do is stick to it... since I am 'out there'... can't look bad now...

Gillian said...

I am on a different computer Yoli, but will respond to your email as soon as I have access to my messages.
I liked this photo too, I have the same one framed in the spa. She is fantastic isn't she?
xoxo

kerri said...

I love the painting that Maia did of your daughter, she is an amazing talent, I love her work.
Your gardenia picture is so pretty, it's one of my guilty pleasures, I buy Gardenia soap for my bath.
I am off to check out the web site you linked for the beautiful photo...
Have a great weekend. ;)

paris parfait said...

Beautiful shots of beauty, Yoli! And I have that same photograph of Maddie. The painting of your daughter is gorgeous - almost as gorgeous as your daughter. xo

Tamara said...

If we did not choose to adopt, this year would have been a trip to India for my husband and I. Now I'm thinking I ought to just plan a trip with our little one someday. Beautiful, as is Maia's portrait of your little girl! I remember seeing her posts on it when it was a work in progress.

Bhavna said...

What a beautiful painting..

acaligurl said...

the painting is lovely.
gardenias are intoxicating!!

Alkemie said...

Thanks for coming to visit! You were a fencer? THat is SOO Cool! The photo of the INdian hallway is amazing. That is such a neat portrait of your daughter!

I absolutely love Gardenias. I lived in Japan for a couple of years and my friend and I used to go back and stick our noses in the neighbor's gardenia bushes when they flowered. Amazing scent.

Karen

{this is glamorous} said...

The gorgeous blue of the top image, the portrait of your daughter, the gardenias . . . such a lovely post.

Relyn said...

A lovely post. I especially love the portrait of your gorgeous little love. I have several of Maddie's photos, too. I love the one you posted. My favorite is the one of the sea and a suitcase, Maddie in gaiters. Do you know it? Anyway, thank you for sharing a bit of your lovely day with us. The lilacs are blooming here and the whole house smells of them.