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One curious little hydrangea defying the season and the setting.

What's especially cool is that it was shot in a Montmartre cemetery in the middle January. A living flower, in the middle of the winter, in a graveyard. It's hard not to go to the symbolism, right?

Have a great weekend, everyone.

UPDATE: Okay, look closer at that flower. Amy pointed out in the comments that it is NOT a real flower. I've been punk'd! I was so busy caught up in the idea of a living flower in the middle of the winter that I abandoned all common sense. I don't feel quite as blonde, because Evan didn't notice either. :)


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maria

This is such a beautiful shot! I can't stop staring at it. I love so many of your pictures, but this one is my favorite- the fact that it was taken at a cemetery is giving me the chills!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

I'm new to your blog … A fellow photog, Etsyan (is that what we are?), and Paris fan. Great pictures, great blog, lovely life!

Wanna trade? ;)

Anywho, glad to have found this lovely little window to your Paris. Bon weekend to you, too :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by CitricSugar

That is an amazing shot and a powerful little symbol.

I love it. Have a great weekend, as well!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Zacky

Like ur Blog…^^

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by leah

i bet that same flower gives comfort to the familys that come 'round there to visit.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by hatjunkie

What a beautiful discovery. Hydrageas are one of the flowers that look so pretty even when they are dead. Or sleeping.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by secret, fragile skies

i love love love this blog! so happy to find you!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by thedoodlegirl

Beautiful! And symbolic!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sabine

Equally impressive to me: people who know the names of plants and flowers. I only know how to kill them when they're in my house (despite watering and everything).
Did you see the tomb with all the ballet shoes? Montmartre is filled with so many of my idols, I really should go next time :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

ZZ –

We had never been to the cemetery in Montmartre. The cemeteries in Paris are beautiful/park-like, and very different than the ones here in the US. You'd be surprised by the number of people that stroll through on a nice day.

It's very peaceful and calming, not creepy!

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