Sunday, May 8, 2016

We have officially


stepped

les dames d'abord

into



les dames d'abord


and into

a spellbound playground

where colors of reality


les dames d'abord

and 

make-believe 

harmonize.


les dames d'abord



les dames d'abord

75 comments:

Barbara Fisher said...

I don’t know how you continue to weave such magical tales Anita, but you do. I will be dreaming of dancing shoes and pretty flowers tonight.xx

Daniela said...

Happy May to you, marvellous Anita, and thank you for another heartwarming post of yours, amazing me more and more and leaving me in awe !
Always so delighted by visting you here I wish you much love for the remainder of your Sunday and for the begin of your week ahead, may it be filled with so many little things which to be glad for, dearie,
sending blessings of joy to you,

with sincere thankfulness

Dany

Cathy Hickman said...

Beautiful as always. Adding a lift to our hearts ♥ May you have a beautiful May Dear Anita...,again thank you for lifting our hearts up. ♥

Laura Beth said...

Love the mix of ballerinas and flowers. The colors are outstanding!

^.^ said...

... yes, beautiful as always, friend Anita ... all that whiteness in your blog makes my heart smile ... every time ... cannot find a proper reply button, so I'll reply like this if you don't mind ... Tchaikovsky is one of my very favourites ... Symphony # 4, 5 and 6 are my favourites ... Love, cat.

Sarah said...

Anita, you express the season so eloquently! Happy Spring, my friend. These beautiful images will be played over and over in my mind. Gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

May is surely a beautiful month, and my birthday month! Spring has finally arrived in your area, and the blossom trees look glorious. They have already come and gone here. Oh, I love that picture of the shoe, it's so mysterious and lovely. It looks like you have many vintage outfits and accessories to play around with when using your camera. Your pictures just made my mother's day. They're sooooo pretty.

love, ~Sheri

CiciBianca said...

Anita I am so happy you have continued on with your blog. I will always look forward to your lovely words and images.
Hugs on Mother's Day
Cindy

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Anita, as always your words and photos transport me to another world! I love seeing your work and am so very happy that you are enjoying it so much! Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

Love to you my dear friend,

dreamson34thstreet.com said...

Dearest Anita!
I am elated that you are back on your blog sharing your mesmerizing images and transcending words! I have been away for awhile. Somehow I missed your return. Likely because I switched from Google to Wordpress a couple months ago. Our Spring has been the warmest and loveliest in memory.
Thank you for the gift of Les Dames D'abord!
w/L

Méa Strauß said...

Again Anita with her wand - you make fairytales come true and alive, dear :)))!!!
You hold the key to the other world :) A jewel itself
Huggies from Méa :)))

The Dutchess said...
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The Dutchess said...

Dearest Sister...may I comment without words..because you know what I.m thinking anyway..Will be in you mailbox later..xoxx

The Dutchess said...

So funny...blogger decided to publish my every comment twice..this to make it absolutely clear no words are needed here..:)

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita,
Absolutely a spectacular welcome to Spring. The shoes are incredible and I would buy them in a heart beat.

Fond wishes for both the season and life and may the blooming continue.

Helen xx

Taste of France said...

Exquisite. A dream world and I don't want to wake up.

rosa said...

Je te souhaite aussi un bon mois de mai entourée de bonheur et beauté
Gros bisous ma gentille Anita
Rosa

Our French Oasis said...

Exquisite, what a beautiful tribute to the month of May and Spring, refreshingly different, simple and fantastic. Merci x

nélinha said...

oh! Anita que c'est beau, un vrai conte de fée....C'est Cendrillon revisitée by you et ton Amie....
Une inspiration aux couleurs de la nature...Le printemps....
MERCI POUR TA DOUCE PRESENCE
BISOUS TOUT PLEIN
néLINHA

Mary Hone said...

Wow, those trees!! What beautiful scenery you created. And the dresses, wonderful.

Colette said...

Plongée dans les parfums;... du printemps, de fraîcheur, de lilas, votre regard est sublimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmme ! I N s P I R A T I O N

Jeanie said...

Completely overwhelmed with the beauty of it all, Anita. It's simply magical. Oh, the miracles you work with that little camera of yours! (Or maybe its not so little!)

It's me said...

Anita !!!....thee trees are like a miracle....what a beauty....!....love your beautiful pictures....love you my friend ...love love love Ria x ❤️❤️❤️

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy Spring dear friend!

Mapi said...

Beautiful pictures and music dearest Anita, magical .
Happy May and love as always
Mapi

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhhhh Anita so beautiful. My eyes are smiling with all these gorgeous pics.
Have a good week ahead.
Hugs,
Kris

Kim said...

I would love to experience spring in your lovely world Anita! Beautiful!

Karen said...

Happy May to you, dear Anita. The tree looks like a painting with it's vibrant pink flowers.
Always a beautiful encounter to visit your latest post!
xo,
Karen

Art and Sand said...

Lovely photos and words.

speedyrabbit said...

Beautiful as always Anita!We have had better warmer temperatures of late.a bit of rain today and tomorrow but nice after that and a touch cooler the weekend but at least it won't be as cold as what it was.Ye Beautiful spring has arrived,xx Rachel and Speedy

Down by the sea said...

The blossom on that tree is fantastic! I wish I could smell the scent from the lilac too! Spring looks even better on your side of the water! Sarah x

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Your pictures are so elegant! Wow!

donna baker said...

All perfect Anita.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

BEAUTY~ JOY~
~Hope~
~New~ ~Ancient~
~Peace and Calm~
~Lovely~

BRILIANT!!!!

I LOVE EVERYTHING about this!!
~Perfection~

Love you dearest!!! xx oo

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Anita, such a lovely post. That tree is amazing! Truly beautiful and reeks Spring. Your photography is so gorgeous and re fined, just like you. It's a pleasure to visit and see so much beauty. Hope your Mother's Day was glorious. xo

Heather Orr Lindstrom said...

Breathtaking...the colors, the blooms and your artistic vision. No wonder spring is my favorite season. YOU have captured the essence in this post, dear Anita.
I'm off to this beauty!
xx, Heather
PS-I have news (more to come on my blog)...This will likely be my last year of school psych!!! ;)

Lowcarb team member said...

Anita ... your words, your photo's ... how the colours are ... it is just so beautiful.
Your posts always have a way of lifting the heart.

May you enjoy the rest of this wonderful month of May

All the best Jan

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Anita,
Your photos are breathtaking, and Clara is such a beautiful model!
BRAVO! Love your choice of music..

handmade by amalia said...

Anita, that may well be the most gorgeous tree ever. Another fab post.
Amalia
xo

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh Yes!!!! And such beautiful images of your gorgeous Spring!!!! We too are having a fabulous one, with
summer-like weather in April and May!!!
~ Violet

Madelief said...

I couldn't agree with you more Anita. There is something about May, about spring: the blossoms, the young leaves on the trees, the birdsong... that makes it special. The waking up of nature after a long, dark winter. The fairy in your photo's adds to the beauty of it all.

Have a lovely weekend ahead.

Madelief x

therelishedroost said...

I adore those gorgeous blooms and the colors are magnificent!! xo Karolyn

La Petite Gallery said...

I did it -- you are on the side bar. Going out to Garden, the lilac's are just getting green buds.
I sent a photo of Bennie. He is soooo cute. yvonne

Rhonda said...

THE most beautiful blog out there. Serene and calming - believe me I need this in my life.
Love ya girl!!!

Botanic Bleu said...

Anita,
What stunning images. You had me with the very first image of the gold shoes with bows. I do have a shoe obsession. And an obsession with these colors. How wonderful that Spring has arrived at your house.

Judith

Troebadoer said...

Chère Anita,

Il y a quelques années j’avais, tout à fait par hasard, découvert ton blog.
J’étais absolument ravi par son contenu, et je le suis toujours…
Le choix de ta musique me plaït d’ailleurs aussi parfaitement.

Je te souhaite des jours de printemps magiques…



In a secret valley
Of my restless mind
I saw a noble woman
Sweet and kind
Rare gifts she scattered
As trough my dreamworld
She passed apace
Divine smile, when she met
And clothing this veiled place
With loveliest reflection
Of her face...

https://youtu.be/v1RwbwLggY4

Dewena said...

It comes as a surprise each year, doesn't it? A very welcome surprise. I'm kind of partial to May myself, it being my birth month. I must tell my mother that it was great timing!

I'm so glad that you called it to our attention that May is the time when reality and make-believe walk as one heart!

Nancy's Notes said...

I stepped in here and immediately felt calm. Dear Anita your post is wonderful and your photographs, breathtaking! Thanks for sharing beauty, fills my heart.
Nancy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Cher ami, merci infinement.....mon but c'est toujours d'élever l'âme de celui ou celle qui vient ici. Mais le printemps, c'est le meilleur poète du monde et ce sont les mots qui parlent. Merci de votre poème ici, c'est toujours un coup de génie! OH! Et la musique, quel don merveilleux d'avoir le rhytme des paroles et des notes ensemble!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Dear One,
May is an incredibly fast moving month for me. So many Birthdays, recitals and events that I am tardy in my visits to my dearest of friends and I apologize for that.
But here I am this quiet morning enjoying your breathtaking photography, serene images of Spring, blooming colors and a dash of make-believe! One word perfection!
With love,
Jemma

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Spring also finally arrived at Cottage and it's magical, like it's taking some weight off my shoulders. Everything feels lighter and happier.

The French Hutch said...

Stunningly beautiful photos. Spring, April and May are glorious, my favorite months of the year.
Happy Spring to you Anita………..

Chloe said...

Your spring is really awesome! It's full of gentleness and natural beauty.

Robyn said...

Wow, Anita, I saw your comment on my blog tonight and was wondering why I hadn't seen a post in my email from you so I decided to pop over to check if I had missed something. Did I ever!! Oh my goodness, sweet friend. The colors in this collection just melt me and the stunning clarity of each shot is mesmerizing. Your words, your passion, your talent all combine to present perfection. I absolutely LOVE this! And the music is the perfect accompaniment. I'm smiling as I reluctantly leave.
PS...I know I sound so dramatic but your page just puts me into a trance. Love to you!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Amazing photos dear Anita. You have captured the essence of Spring in so many ways. Loving the whole presentation, music included. You truly are an artist. xo

Cynthia said...

Anita, your images are absolutely gorgeous. . .and magical! I always love visiting your blog; it gives me such pleasure to see what you've created. Just gorgeous!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, thank you for the birthday wishes! It means so much to me. I had a nice day at the Zoo, and it was so fun just looking at all the silly animals. I am always amazed when I see what God created. They are precious and beautiful.

School is almost out for you, I'm sure. Jess can't wait cause she has a lot of wedding planning to do, and this gives her more time.

Have a lovely week, and I am headed to your instagram to see if you have any recent pics. :)

love, ~Sheri

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, got the comment. the post is beautiful and the music is sooooo Spring. The news about lines at the airport , and the trains, it's awful. Does not have to be like that.What are you going to do this Summer?
Going to the Doctors today, why is it coffee taste better in a fine china cup? It's probably me ever since the Cancer, Chemo I smell stuff that no one else does. Maybe I am just fading at 80 years.
Hugs to you, my Mother had a high instep like that foot in the Antique shoe.

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, sending a link to a very funny thing on an interview with our MAINE Gov. There are a few bad words just to warn you. It is so true and funny. yvonne

https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=XZMps6VOJ6Y

Stephanie said...

Dearest friend, what a glorious post! Your stunning photos have been accompanied by one of my favorite classical pieces {{smiles}} I feel as though I could stay here all day and simply enjoy the beauty you have offered.

Thank you for the delightful visit to my blog. My break has been...much needed {I shall write you a lengthy email later}. I have missed you and I look forward to catching up. Much love!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh my... what gorgeous photos, my dear! I miss coming to see you so must catch up. I hope you've had a lovely May so far. It's my favorite time of year and love having summer to look forward to. Happy Spring to you! Bisous, Kirsten

Cranberry Morning said...

This is such a beautiful post!!💕

Jody and Stan said...

Yes!! We are in Spring and I'm in Heaven!
♥Hugs, Jody

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita, however did you get a flaxen haired fairy in your garden? Please do tell. What a sweet picture, my friend!

Have a lovely rest of the week. I'm going to the Greek festival this weekend. Should be fun.

love, ~me

Martina said...

OMG, Anita, your pix are GORGEOUS! And the whole post is - and the last one that i have missed!!!! Thank you for your sweet visit my friend, i have missed you too! It's SO GOOD to see you here and celebrate spring with you. Sorry i came so late - it's SO nice to be in toch with you. Your friend, the model in your photos must be so happy about these images. She looks like a spring princess. And the pink of these trees is so yummy and happy. COLOUR - yes, colour is life! Cheers dearest, to a lovely evening. iT#s a holiday here and i've spent much time in the garden today. The roses are just beginning to bloom, and i send you one! xox

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Anita just stopping by to see what's up. I read your summer list on Elizabeth's blog and it made me smile. It could've been mine. So happy to see you're prioritizing your poetry and photography. You've found your gifts.
xo
Leslie

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

this blog is so beautiful! i mean it... if i have that much of those dresses, I will be wondering where I would keep them...

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, HAPPY MONDAY and a lovely start of the week for you! Thank you for visiting me again and - yes, you are so right, PHOTOGRAPHY is the medium that suits you best besides poetry and you have made such remarkable progress. The bright colours in your recent pix is something new in your art and you really make it shine! PINK blossoms are what makes me happy today. Cheers to you my lovely friend,and to a bright and happy monday!

vintageandart said...

Beautiful music to listen to while perusing exquisite photographs....a post for the senses.

Ann said...

Love the music
so perfect with all these lovely images.
It is so refreshing to visit you although I have been
absent in the blogging for far too long.
Nice to see you are sharing your talents again.

http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I love the music and beautiful photos! I love the month of May...and lilacs, too! :)

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by, Anita. Yes, the colors of spring are magic, especially in your neck of the woods. Sending you splendor on this Sunday.
Much love.

francis said...

well ....it's JUNE and I am finally able to visit you here . my heart jumped when I saw the old YOU style again .... the music .... the lyrics and the pictures ......made by you !
I do not know why but I was not in a good relationship with my appliances ( I looked this up but I do not know if the translation is right ) I mean my laptop , Ipad and Iphone . To use for Blogging .
Most of the time I have no idea what I am doing . I seem to want things that are not possible .
I started blogging without "an education" and I am always trying and hoping it will work out .
Things change all the time and than I am lost ......
for my latest blogpost I have been doing things on my Ipad and the pictures by my Iphone and the sidebar on my laptop . I stopped when it went wrong but I wanted so much to succeed that I tried and tried and tried .......
so happy to be here again . sending you lots of love from Holland

Red Rose Alley said...

PIGEON SOUP, OH MY! Anita, I love hearing stories about your dear mother. She sounds wonderful, and so grounded. Family seemed to be important to her, and she sounds like a silent but strong woman. My dad always wanted us to try different foods that my mom made, even if we didn't want to. And I'm glad that he did, cause now I can say that I tried certain foods. The hunting doves look a bit different than the doves we see around our homes. And a little secret.....I had to cut off his little feet in the pictures because he was standing on a light fixture that had bird mess all over it hahaha.

Have a good rest of the week, Anita. I bet you're out of school now. Jess is too! Relax and enjoy the summer days, sweet friend.

love, ~Sheri

Deborah Nolan said...

Dear Anita stopped to visit. What a wonderful treat - your interview on Vicki Archer's page. You are such an inspiration. Hope your day is very blessed. Hugs!