17 June 2010

peony love

Peonies don't last long enough. Like lilacs, a week is about all I get before they begin to fade but they're just so darned beautiful, I wouldn't trade those few idyllic days for anything.

 A few glorious days, then the rain comes along and destroys their beauty. Luckily, the ants leave mine alone so I can bring them inside to enjoy {they last much longer indoors than they do in the garden}.

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Like the peonies, summer passes by too quickly to spend it indoors.  I'll be posting and visiting a little less than usual during the next couple of months to spend time in the garden, take lots of photos and just enjoy the carefree summer days.

Have a wonderful summer!

See you soon.

15 comments:

  1. Lynda, these are exquisite peony images! Perfectly captures their elusive beauty. I put our bouquets in the fridge at night and they last for at least an additional week that way. Your plan for the summer sounds great – have a wonderful time! xo – g

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  2. I've already drooled over the first image on flickr and here you have more as exquisite as the first. I'm in luscious overload. Beautiful blog, Lynda.

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  3. Peonies are so elegant and beautiful. I love how you've captured them. I have to enjoy peonies in images like yours because they don't do well in the dry desert heat where I live. I do hope you enjoy your summer and your time in the garden. ♥

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  4. Beautiful.
    You have a lovely summer too.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  5. oh my these are so pretty, i love love these soft colours :) peonies are just so beautiful aren't they! i am not fortunate enough to have a garden, but i will try to buy some at the flower market and decorate my house this weekend!

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  6. Oh I almost missed all my Peonies this season as I was so busy taking care of my beloved brother, but I did get to cut a few to bring indoors. They are so beautiful and could really give the Rose a run for it's beauty!

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  7. Sooo lovely...these ice cream colors steal the heart! Our peonies are blooming too...along with roses they are the queens of the garden. :o) Happy Summer Days, Lynda ((HUGS))

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  8. Beautiful! I love my visits here! What lovely work you do my friend.

    Smiles...

    Beverly

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  9. Beautiful! I love my visits here! What beautiful work you do my friend.

    Smiles....

    Beverly

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  10. Lovely, dreamy images of your Peony Lynda! Every year I anticipate them blooming & wish they lasted longer ~ ours weren't here for long this year due to the rain.

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  11. Your peony photos are gorgeous Lynda.

    Ruth

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  12. Such a lovely series! I missed out on peonies AND ranunculi this year and was so disappointed.

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  13. I just found your blog due Flickr, LOVE it!!!Anja

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Peonies are magic!! Love this season. Thank you for sharing :)
    Love, Claire

    24homes

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