Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Simply Lovely...



I picked these about a week ago as buds, and they have taken their own sweet time to open!



Can't you just smell their distinctive fragrance, and see that tiny touch of red?



Part of my love for them is that they are so fleeting. One heavy rain, they are beaten down, and gone until the next year.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love yours and am going to add it to my list! Peonies - aren't they wonderful? And you're right - they come and go so quickly.

    Claudia

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  2. Thanks for popping by and visiting my blog. Better still, that it led me to your piece of lovliness!
    I'll be back, you can count on that. :)

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  3. Hi Joan thanks for visiting me :) I don't have a shop but I've been thinking about starting one :) You have a lovely blog! Those are beautiful flowers!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  4. All you gardeners have so inspired me! I am gonna plant me some peonies! Yours are gorgeous.

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  5. it's raining here right now and beating all mine to bits....makes me a bit sad.
    have a lovely day.
    chasity

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  6. Hi Joan,
    Thanks for stop by. It's great to find a new blog and especially one as beautiful as yours. I left a comment a little while ago but my computer started acting up....so I guess it's out in cyberspace somewhere.????
    I love your white peonies and just found one of our new ones flowering called Angel Cheeks...white with a little pink. Your right. Their only downfall is they don't last long enough but they reliable come back every year. Sooooo take lots of pictures of them so you can look back at them all year long.
    See you again soon,
    Carole

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  7. These flowers are so wonderful - love them in ecpecially in WHITE! And your blog is great....very ininspireing! Thank you so much, for your nice comment!!

    Have a wonderful week, loveley greetings Jade

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  8. Gorgeous! Still waiting for mine.

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  9. Ooohhh what lovely discvery today: your blog!!! I love it! The peonies are my favourite flowers!!!
    Tank you for visiting and leaving such lovely comment on mine, see you soon!

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  10. Hi there. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Your Bentley is waiting for you at Ralph's place!

    These peonies are lovely. It is winter here in Australia so I am very much enjoying summer via all the OS blogs. By the way... i LOVE your dress form in the previous post. I will need to take a little tour of your blog!! Thanks: Julie

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! I love peonies. How gorgeous these are!

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  12. Your blog is so calming ~ thanks for visiting me so I could visit you!
    The peonies are beautiful ~ years ago my grandma had them blooming all around her porch.
    I loved them then and I love them now.
    I can't wait to visit more of your blog.

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  13. Thanks for visiting! Love your blog!

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  14. Peonies are one of my two favorite flowers. The other one is freesia. I had white ones last summer that I enjoyed SO much. I bought them at the grocery store of all places and put blooms in little white containers I had. I enjoyed them SO much. I also love the pink ones, but the white are just so special.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. Love the peonies, they are so beautiful. I am a huge fan of these flowers and I love their fragrance. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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  16. Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Joan! I am very gad you joined us! I love peonies...they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

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  17. Your photos of the peonies are truly beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

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  18. Hello Joan...thanks for stopping by my blog (pocketfulofbliss.blogspot.com), it's nice to meet you. I'm so glad you did, because that led me to your blog...and it's amazing! I love the beautiful pics of flowers and antiques. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. THANKS SO much for coming by..and I am so glad to get to see these lovely flowers!!
    xo bj

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  20. Peonies & a new visitor. A wonderful treat.

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  21. What gorgeous blooms!! Peonies and ranunculuses (ranunculi ???) are my most favorite flowers. So lovely!

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  22. As a teenger I did not understand the importance of ants to the opening of peonies.

    Upon finding our peonies swarmed with the little critters I sprayed them with ant spray. My poor mother nearly had a coronary!

    I love that bit of red in these.

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  23. Lovely pictures I have 5 peonies. Happy outdoor Wednesday

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  24. Those white peonies are gorgeous- now I know what kind of flowers they are thanks to you!

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  25. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the french cage you have. I could think of a ton of uses for that. :-)

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