Blue Skies

The day before I flew back to Istanbul, my brother Stefan and sister Katrina surprised me with a visit. I was completely over the moon to get a chance to see them again before going, and also saw an opportunity to take a few pictures of Stefan. Being a model/ St. Martins fabric design sort of a person he is really tolerant of me and my camera, just another reason why I wish I lived down the road from him (and all my other siblings). The second bonus came when I actually checked my flight time and realised that I wasn't, as I had thought, on a plane at the same time Ville had flown several days before, but had a whole morning more than I expected. Instead of rushing about I relaxed and even had time to take some precious pictures of my beautiful brothers Daniel and Brendan and my Mum with Neve.

I love unpacking our suitcases when I return. They are always full of gifts that are precious daily reminders of the affection of those far away. This year there was some fantastic artwork by my illustrator sister Hellen, a string of long coveted lights from Katrina, clothes, posh moisturiser and a stash of chorizo from my Mum and an adorable handmade rabbit from my friend Suzy.

Apart from not quite managing to sort out the sleep deprivation of the last few weeks (as soon as Neve's teeth emerged Matti got a bug!) we are all in good spirits thanks largely I am sure to the scent of spring and the increasing number of blue skies. Today we went to Ihlamur Kasrı where I had recorded the very first signs of spring only weeks before and found an abundance of flowers and fallen petals.

My brother Stefan

My brother Stefan

My brothers Daniel and Brendan

My Mum and Neve

Neve's gorgeous birthday gift from my painter/ illustrator sister, Hellen.

Neve's first outing with shoes and the fabulous Clews bunny.

More blossom.

Blue skies!

Anton at Ihlamur Kasrı

Anton at Ihlamur Kasrı

Anton at Ihlamur Kasrı

White flower.

Flora

Anton and a lamp-post.

Flora

Anton

Petal pond

Launching petal boats

Launching petal boats


Anton

Ville and Neve

Flora


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8 thoughts on “Blue Skies

  1. I love all of these! Its absolutely freezing here in England- snow is even back in some places- so nice to see the Spring- you photograph the flowers so well, proper Easter shots.

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  2. So many beautiful photos as usual, I love to see your family too!

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  3. Oh Julia, so much loveliness this week! What a special post, to sneak in so many family photographs. It's always good to have so many models to choose from :) I love the shots of your three brothers. You did a great job capturing them all.
    I also love the shot of Neve with your husband. Such a sweet shot. x

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  4. Gorgeous pictures. I love the colours in the park with the flower petals. Beautiful!

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  5. I always love your photos Julia. That first photo looks like something out of a magazine and the photos of spring have so much texture in them it's almost like I can feel those petals.

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  6. Beautiful set of photos. My absolute favorite is the one with Neve and her first outing with shoes and the bunny. Such a sweet capture. <3

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  7. Oh Julia these are just gorgeous! What a beautiful family you have; how blessed you are to have them and they you.

    Ps am LOVING Anton's hair.

    xx

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  8. Julia, what a lovely post - your spring photos and all those blossoms brought an array of sunshine for me in England too, many thanks for sharing!

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