I have a very, very deep love for roses that goes all the way back to my childhood. It first began in with my grandmother’s rose bushes, trimming them, cutting the flowers to take to my elementary school teachers. Growing up in Texas my father would always bring me a dozen yellow roses on special occasions and now from time to time when I come home from New York to visit.
This past summer I put a lot of love and attention on the terrace at the back of our studio in Tribeca. It’s a small urban garden but in a city this compact I feel pretty lucky to have the amount of outdoor space I do. I grew my first rose garden, the flowers in these shots I cut from these bushes. I was so proud every time a new bud would emerge and in the mornings when I sat outside with my coffee I would touch the petals and remember the sweet lingering memories of my childhood.
Tending to a garden, making sure that someone is there to take care of it when you’re traveling or working the hours away was a lesson for me. A lesson in care, patience and pride. I realized, it’s not unlike relationships. If you don’t tend to them, take care of them, they too can wither and die. It’s not much that we need, just some sunlight and water and it’s amazing what things can blossom into and make your life a richer place.
So on this Valentine’s Day I give you roses and I hope your own gardens are full of love.
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11 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day”
And such full, beautiful roses they turned out to be! You have such a green thumb!
I hope that my dream/future home will have a beautiful garden with roses like these, and fresh fruits and veggies for the picking, always.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Kevin, Jamie! Can’t wait to see what you guys are creating this week for NYFW! <3
Gorgeous! So sweet to have roses be one of your first memories. They’re a special flower for sure. xo
Lovely post. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Roses are my favorite. Love them.
Happiest of love days to you two!
So beautiful! Love your photos and words.
so much love for this post and the photographs! I love London for the fact that there are so many green spaces. I don’t have a green thumb, but rosebushes remind me of my mother so much! x
Happy Valentine’s Day
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Beautiful, Happy Love Day!
Wow! Beautiful photos!