Thursday, June 10, 2010

Peonies


Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. These are in our backyard. I am always amazed by how quickly they change. These pictures are each taken 1 day apart. The sad part is, this also means they don't stay around long, so I have to enjoy them while I can!

36 comments:

Kat said...

Gorgeous! I love them too. Beautiful color.

Hugs!
Kat

SusanD said...

One of my favs too. Yours are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Nancy said...

Those are so pretty, love the color

Just Mom said...

We have ... er, had ... beautiful bright pink ones and white ones. The fierce wind and rain here this morning was too much for them. I'm hoping more bloom.

Karin said...

Excellent shots of a gorgeous plant! Love the color!!

Pat said...

Love them! How long do the blossoms last?

Jane said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the one when it is in full bloom.
Jane

Kathy said...

The flowers are beautiful! The brilliant pinks pop right out. Enjoy...

susan said...

I so wish I had some peonies. I just don't have enough sun. Yours are gorgeous!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I love peonies too. I wish they stayed longer as well. Beautiful pictures.

Mariel said...

you have such a green thumb!!! these are beautiful! thank you for sharing your garden pics here. my "garden" (or my excuse for one) is finally looking nice, but it certainyl does NOT come easy. I am good at killing plants...even the so-called-hardy ones! so I enjoy the stroll through your pretty flowers :)

jane said...

love the progression. so beautiful!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Such a wonderful vivid 'hot pink'!!! They were one of my mother's favorite flowers.

Brooke said...

gorgeous! :) i might have to come collect you for a visit to my house. you've always got such beautiful flowers!!

Susan said...

My peonies are long gone. Yes, what a beautiful flower. Like the way you captured their fast opening. I cut several of mine and we enjoyed them on the table for a few days.

jenniferw said...

Stunning flowers! Amazing color ... and great pics as usual.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Love that vibrant pink! WOW truly is so amazing how quick that can pop open and show the Lord their beautiful faces looking up at Him. We should follow by their example.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Betty said...

They look stunning. I love any flower with such vibrant colors. YOu´re lucky to have them in your yard to enjoy.

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Kathy said...

In my book you just don't get any prettier than pink peonies!

Connie said...

I love the smell of peonies. We have one plant. You are right, they don't last long. Yours are beautiful!!

Sue O said...

I love peonies too. Unfortunately, in Oregon they usually get soggy in the rain and don't look as pretty as yours. BTW, I loved your comment on my blog about feeding the birds by hand. Isn't that a cool feeling? I took my older daughter to England when she was about 12 and in London we were able to feed sparrows that came and perched on our hands. An old man had been doing it at the spot for years and the sparrows knew him. They were much nicer than the pigeons in Trafalgar Square!

Butterfly Works said...

Aren't they the most beautiful flower....yours are darker than mine but in any color they are georgeous....I am like you I really wish they would stay around alittle longer....such a short life but oh so grand.....

You leave me the sweetest comments and I look forward to each of them.
Thank you dear friend....

Hugs and blessings,
Nancy

► My name is Abraham Lincoln said...

My peony in pink is a double and done or this year. I also have a red and a white.

LuAnn said...

Neat trio - I love the smell of this flower

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Simply Beautiful Mari!!! Love it!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Beautiful photos, Mari! Looks like out of a magazine! I love the series with the elasped time!!!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my Friday post, The House that Built Me. My Friday post regarding the Miranda Lambert song was also personal to my readers. I received several emails and comments of your childhood homes and how your childhood home "built" you. What a beautiful song, what a beautiful sentiment. Scrappy Dee left a comment about her grandmothers home and how meaningful and special that it was to her. She also suggested that I have a Mr. McLinky party where we could share our special house that built "you". I would love to hear a special memory of growing up in your special place, or perhaps it is your home now. Share photographs too!

We will have the "House that Built Me" Party on Friday June 18!!!!

Hopefully that will give you enough time to think about, type and publish your post.

I will post Mr. McLinky on Thursday night June 17th, following Thrifty Thursday. I hope to have the link up by 8PM, assuming there are no linky issues. So, join me won't you, in sharing your special memories. Think of it as a progressive house warming party. That's exactly what it is!

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Kim said...

What a gorgeous, intense pink!

I felt that way about the lilacs we had in the yard at the parsonage; so quickly gone!

Makes us appreciate them all the more for the short time we have them :D

Debbie said...

The same thing goes for lilacs. I have to enjoy them fast!

"D" said...

they are very bright aren't they? I do think they are pretty too.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love them too! Bursts of happiness!

Lynn said...

Really lovely pix, Mari.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

How pretty! I would have never guessed what they were. I'm so bad at knowing what most flowers are!

Cherdecor said...

I love peonies. Some old folks back home call them pinies! In Ohio, they bloomed for Memorial Day so for some reason, I associated them with graveyards.
I guess they were the flower that was in bloom at that time and we picked them and put them on the graves.

I love how you put them in a collage.

Alice Teh said...

Being a Chinese, peonies are very special to me. I love peonies and am planning on getting a tattoo with peony design.