REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Peonies are Blooming!

Finally, my favorite "early" perennials are blooming.  I have around 20 different peonies, all from my mother's huge peony garden.  (She told me that she thinks she already has 100 blooming.)  The rain is so hard on the blossoms, but I'm counting on some pleasant weather for a change!   I think this is a good choice for Nancy's Your Sunday Best...here on Saturday!


22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. they always make me think of ants, though.

adamselinflannel.com said...

Oh, so pretty! I love those colors. If I could make a dress out of those flowers, I so would. :-D

Ms. Becky said...

whenever I see a peony I just want to sink my nose into the center. my own are long past flowering now, so I'm happy you've shared your beautiful blossoms - they remind me of tutus! happy weekend to you Evelyn.

Terri Buster said...

Gorgeous pinks!

Pink Tree Studio said...

Oh, how I love peonies and these are gorgeous, Evelyn!

I love the way you've made a mosaic to show the different varieties and colors! Your mom's garden must look amazing!

I live in a condo, so I don't have a garden, but I treat myself to one or two bunches of peonies every year from my local Farmer's Market. I hope the weather is nice tomorrow so I can walk over!

Have a great weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

They're lovely. I like the varied shades of pink.

Tricia Hays said...

Can you smell them a mile away? They're beautiful! Mom's are all dead & gone, now... =( I wish they lasted all year long... I love the smell of them! =))

Angie said...

I know! Beautiful, Evelyn! I first noticed them at Trader Joe's just this past week, while there picking up milk and what-not. Sooo pretty! And they bloom so large! Have fun photographing them, from what I understand they aren't in season all that long. Shame really, as they are so lovely. :) xo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Peonies are such a pretty photography subject. Well captured. I think I like the one in the upper right corner with the spiky petals. Kinda sassy. :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I think peonies are so gorgeous. Some of my absolute favorite flowers for sure.

Candy C. said...

I love all the different shades of pink in your peony mosaic! :)

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

They are gorgeous!

Nancy Claeys said...

20? Wow! I have one variety that as here when we arrived. How wonderful that your mom has so many peonies to share and enjoy. xoxo

Madge Bloom said...

A pink explosion! Glorious!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I think it would be wonderful to have a peony garden. They are one flower that is on my "grandma flowers" list because they remind me of her.

Deborah said...

absolutely stunning photographs!

Daryl Edelstein said...

SO beautiful . peonies are among my favorite flowers

Rosemary Aubut said...

Oh I so love these flowers! Can't grow them in Florida used to have many in New England! Enjoy them a very beautiful presentation!

EG CameraGirl said...

MMMmmm! So lovely that I'm SURE I can smell their wonderful aroma.

Anneke said...

Beautiful flowers! You made wonderful photos! Love the collage!

Lisa Gordon said...

Indeed they are, and these are gorgeous!

Miss Kodee said...

Beautiful peonies - I hope the ones I planted this year bloom as well as yours.