Lisianthus: In The Pink





Pink & Green

I thought it was time for me to get on the Valentine's Day bandwagon, so here are some flowers for you to enjoy.

A study of Lisianthus in Pink & Green. Both the colours of love and healing. Both representing the Heart Chakra 'Anahata'. Pink for emotional health, joy and happiness. Green for physical well being, relaxation and renewal.

I hope you are all feeling 'in the pink' this week and not working too hard!!


Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: Photography and photo editing by me - [Being Ruby]
Although we can often get Lisianthus in a range of colours here in Australia, those in these images are actually white.. but a bit of hocus pocus ... and voila .. pink!! And... in case you think that green bottle is a strange hospital appliance, it is actually a vintage wine decanter... the centre piece holds ice without diluting the wine.


count it all joy said...

Thank you so much Julie! I was actually feeling a little "sub-optimal" this morning. This post has helped all my ducks to get back into a V formation. Hope your week is travelling lightly upon your shoulders. Meredy xo.

Sue said...

It seems we are usually on here at opposite hours of the day! The pictures are gorgeous...I love the first one. I've been working on my Valentine tablescape, so I finally got a bit "in the mood" myself. I don't make much fuss of Valentine's Day.

Sunny and 27 degrees in my part of the world...are you enjoying your warm days?


Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Julie - stunning! Now I know why pink might possibly be my very favorite color! :)

Luiza said...

Julie, I´m totally amazed, everytime I see your photos, and I must say, this is one of my favorite post! The images are beautiful!
It´s something so romantic over it all, that I can almost smell it all the way to my "winterland" =).

I promise you, I wont work too hard, if you do the same =).

I saw your comment on my previous post.
My email adress was there, but very hard to find.... So I made it easier, I guess Carole missed it too, so I knew about Jackies birthday,from Magdalena =). Thank you for trying!

Take care my sweet friend!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I love Lisianthus, Julie. I usually see them in white more than the pink here in the U.K.The only thing that I find with them is they often wilt and hang their heads !!...mind you, it's probably me. I'm really good with plants and flowers in the garden but, bring them inside and something bad happens. I think that I kill them with kindness !!
Yours look beautiful though, and I love that antique pink colour. XXXX

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Julie! Is this the Latin name for the flower. I haven't heard of it before. It's lovely though!


Chemin des Muguets said...

Hey there Julie Girl,

I'm feeling very soothed by these images. It has been one of those days. So the beauty you have created is feeding my heart and soul.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gorgeous Julie...a post to make me start thinking of Valentine's Day...Pink and green, a lovely combination for love and healing. Now you've got me thinking ha ha...have a wonderful day, Dzintra♥x

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Ciao Julie,
molto bello il rosa e verde. You are a fantastic photographer. Ciao Rita

Susie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie - love your beautiful images - the ones I bought a few days ago don't look half as good as these! Susie x

Mise said...

I know it's not a contest, but that second photo, with the shadows, is the winner. It gets to go on to the next round, which it also wins, and is in the finals now, sitting beside the ubiquitous Mr George Clooney. It's a tense moment.

simon said...

sadly its back to the reality of the 6-7 day week for me :o/

Jane said...

I have to confess I don't know lisianthus. What is its common name? Anyway they are lovely. No thanks to V Day. Urrggh. But it is always nice to think of love and flowers, any time of the year xoxo

Courtney said...

I love pink and green together, and these photos are no exception. So beautiful!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

My adorable Julie - you must put together a book of your photographs and have it published. It would belong on every coffee table in the world.

How's your week been??

hugs x deb

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful photos...I love a pink and green color combination! Those were my sister's colors at her wedding and we had such fun planning it...prettiest wedding ever! (20 years ago now!)
Love your artistic techniques....beautiful effect!

the old boathouse said...

Hey Julie, I am working too hard buy its all good. Yes I know I am a sook. gourgous pics i love your hocus pocus, have you always had the moon thing on the side? I love it too cheers Katherine

WrightStuff said...

Hello Ruby - (cause you're surely Ruby today right?). I like the idea of your other fun persona. Maybe I should have an alternative name too?? Someone on the radio today came up with the new name of Voluptua Lovelace which I thought was rather fetching though perhaps not quite what I'm looking for! Hmm, I shall have to keep thinking...
Lisa aka ????

desde my ventana said...

Wonderful images. There comes to us the love that you put in this work; your photos are works of art loaded with harmony and beauty.
Thank you for sharing this gift that you are.
Already the weekend comes, that you are happy.

rjerdee said...

Oh, favorite flower for styling an interior. They're a bit like wild roses, loose and free, fragile and fleeting. They're a bit rare around here, though, so it's nice to have some today by way of your blog.

Have a wonderful day, today, Julie! Hope your summer stretches out longer than usual...thinking of you at the beach drinking capucinnos...

nevin said...

My dear Julie ,

These images are beautiful..

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow, these pics are incredibly beautiful...thanks for sharing them with us! Tracey xx

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! Beautiful photos once again! I love lisianthus, I have so many favortites, but it's right up there with the best of them! And who new that pink and green were so good for you! Yay! Have a great day! Jennifer:)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That bandwagon! I'll jump on it with one post..., sometime next week. Lovely pictures, Julie! The still life is magnificent.

Anonymous said...

Your photographs give the appearance of having been taken in the moonlight. :)
Beautiful, as always!

erin's art and gardens said...

well of course i love the flowers, any flowers really, but i love your special touch with camera and manipulation! the striking stems in the first shot are a wonderful contrast to the soft blooms. That wine decanter is brilliant...i mean who would want their wine diluted?!
hope you are having a wonderful day....

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Julie! Thanks for thip amazing post! Your photos are so charming and they're healthy for my Chakra!!!
Happy week end!

Carole said...

Lisianthus is one of my favorite flowers....and especially the light pink ones. Resembles a rose but more delicate. I do like's such a happy color.
I need to get on the Valentine bandwagon too. A little LOVE, flowers and sweet sentiments are always welcomed..... any time of year.

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Hi gorgeous Julie

Dont you love a few clicks and voila ... the colour changes!
You are such a master at your art ... I think its time you change industries!
I always enjoy viewing your beautiful photography.
Your subjects are lovely!

Happy weekend!

Ange said...

Hope you yourself are full of healthy green and pink hue ;-) Lily the Pink m' dear!!

Elaine said...

Lovely pink and green study. I do love the muted colors in your photos.

Jeanne Henriques said...

Julie they are just beautiful...reminds me of old photographs from the 60's..when I look at the top one I expect to see Audrey Hepburn smiling as she is holding the bouquet whilst walking the streets of Venice. Just lovely...Hope you have a fab weekend and there are lots of photo ops for you!!
Jeanne :)

love lives in the kitchen said...

stunning pictures! here san valentine's day is not so important as in usa or australia but i like it:) i'll be in barcellona for san valentines this year. i would prefer to go to paris but this time, as my office is sending me to spain for a few days, my husband will reach me there :)
have a great san valentine and and a big hug.

Angie Muresan said...

If you'd have asked me, I would have said those were roses. Just goes to show how little I know.