Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My Flower Book (25): country-style bouquet August 10, 2010

In August many florists in Paris are closed for vacation, but the one near my home which proposes 5 bunches of flowers at 10 euros is still open during this period. I bought 10 euro’s flowers last weekend and have arranged these two country-style bouquets. Value for money.


I love these colors : orange, yellow, white, which are quite cheerful but announce already the coming of Autumn.

By the way, the 8th August is the first day of Autumn this year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.




 

Spring wild flowers in Paris Suburbs April 20, 2010

Paris is surrounded by forests and fields. The nature is never very far from the city. In one hour, we can have a completely different landscape.

 

The past weekend I walked in the forest of Val d’Oise, a community at 60 km to the West of Paris. The spring comes later there than in Paris, but a lot of wild flowers were already blossoming. Here are some pictures to share with you.

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

Wild Flowers in Normandie (2) May 21, 2009

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Wild flowers in Normandie (1) May 17, 2009

Plantago Aerial Plant  车前草

wild flowers 野花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some pictures of my walk in Normandie. There were so many lovely flowers…