Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My flower book (34): colorful autumn flowers October 8, 2011

 Enjoy the last flowers with the colors of sunshine. 

Winter is coming, we’ll settle for warehouse flowers until March !

 

 

 

Flower painters (2): Vincent Vin Gogh March 9, 2010

 Apart from his famous Sunflowers, Vincent Vin Gogh (Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890) has left us numerous other still life paintings, especially vases of flowers. Here are some of his flower paintings, less famous than the Sunflowers, but as wonderful as them. This is the kind of paintings that I would decorate my home with.

A real genius, Vincent.

Vincent Van Gogh        

     

     

    

Courtesy Vincent Van Gogh and owners of the paintings

 

My Flower Book (16) : Merry Christmas December 21, 2009

Christmas is coming ! 

  

Although the sunflower does not blossom in winter, its bright yellow color is so gay to warm the cold winter and to decorate the holidays, I chose it for my Christmas decoration this week. The sequined foliage is perfect to give more Christmas atmosphere…

Besides the small Christmas tree, I arranged a another bouquet with floral foam. Red and green are Christmas’s colors too.

 

Merry Christmas !                      

     

On the left :

Helianthus annuus: Sunflower / Tournesol / 向日葵

– Foliage / feuillage / 绿叶

 

On the right :

Abies: Fir tree / Sapin / 冷杉

Dianthus: Carnation / Oeillet / 康乃馨

 

 

 

Alps mountain flowers August 18, 2009

I passed the weekend of 15th August, which is a holiday in France, in a small Swiss village in the Alps Mountains, just beside the Lake Geneva. This was not the first time I’ve been to this area but the first time in August. The nature was scenic, the weather was mild…It was very difficult to come back to Paris and go to work.

 

Suisse self-service flowers garden fleurs 摘花

Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin 瑞士 花园

Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin 瑞士 花园

 Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin dahlia 瑞士 花园 大丽花Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin sunflower tournesol 瑞士 花园 向日葵

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Swiss farmer had planted flowers in his garden and at the moment when I passed, he made his garden a “self-service flower market” where you can pick flowers yourself. The Dahlias were so beautiful under the blue sky.

 

  alpes wild flowers fleurs 阿尔卑斯山野花Suiss flower fleurs mountain alpes 阿尔卑斯山野花alpes flowers wild fleurs 阿尔卑斯山野花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At the Furka Pass in the Alps, at 2500 meters of altitude, the mild flowers were very colorful thanks to the sunshine.