Peonies Survive the Storm

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On Saturday night, this part of Connecticut endured a deluge that defies description. Wind and rain stripped the rhododendron, mountain laurel, and lilac of their blossoms. Torrents of rain carved new streams into the sides of hills. Rocks washed into the roads. We came home from a washed out baseball game looking like, well, very wet possums.

But these peonies in my parents' garden didn't mind the cold shower. These are pictures of two of them the next day.

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  1. These are beautiful! Especially that top one!

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  2. They are so beautiful.

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  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Sandy,

    Wonderful! It's perfect for postcard. Beautiful, beautiful shots.

    Enjoy your day and thanks for dropping by. :)

    Anah

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  4. oh those are yummy; like cotton candy

    http://ascenderrisesabove.com/wordpress/

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  5. sandy you inspire me have you framed any of your work for your home? I know you did a show of the graffiti, do you hang those at home did you sell any?

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  6. i'm always looking forward for your post as i love the picturesof your flowers...they are so pretty...

    mine is up. hope you can drop by.

    Inside the Big Bubble

    Moon Garden

    Happy WS!

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  7. there's too much petals. what a special type of flower.

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  8. beautiful macro shots! now you make me miss my Mom's garden =(

    http://hipncoolmomma.com/?p=1861

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  9. omg! those were beatiful! i really love it!! and i can smell the beautiful scent frm here!! :)

    Happy week ahead, sandy! :)

    Jean Chia

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  10. I love peonies as did my great-grandmother. But I never know whether to call them PE-ah-knees or pe-OH-knees.

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  11. The first looks like angel's wings. Perfect.

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  12. wow! love that flowers but only now... i know the name ... hahaha! perfect catch for WS! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  13. Such gorgeous shots! All growing things need rain but rain and wind can be terribly dangerous! Glad these survived! :)

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  14. The blooms are beautiful... and your weather sounded dredful... glad you and your home are OK

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  15. My peonies are long gone from last week's heat wave. I absolutely love these colors!

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  16. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Well, despite the fact that they look so delicate, they are obviously some tough little buggers, aren't they? Great pics!

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  17. they're so beautiful

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  18. Absolutely stunning!

    I hope there was not any major damage done due to the bad weather.

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  19. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Nothing would dare happen in
    Grandpa's garden. Love Mom

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  20. Anonymous6:40 PM

    Lovely blooms.

    I enjoyed reading about the day you went to your parents house for the swim.So where is Slow Poke now, still in the garden with the ferns?

    Have a great week, Sandy :)

    Is school out?

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  21. Storm-tossed peonies are more beautiful than no peonies at all. I can smell them! I want mine back.

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  22. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Such beautiful flowers! I love its shades. Glad that they survived.

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  23. Great shots - and I enjoyed your previous post, too, Sandy

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  24. Wow they came out alright Sandee, awesome job!

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  25. Lovely (and apparantly hardy) blossoms!

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  26. Peonies are my favorite. I have two bushes that were transplanted from my grandmother's farm. I wish they stayed in bloom longer! I look forward to them each year. These photos are really breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

    And thank you for blogging for peace and displaying your peace globe in the sidebar. I have to believe we are making a difference in our world and will continue to do so.

    Peaceful peonies.....yes.

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  27. Gorgeous. They are so intricate and delicate, and yes, survivors of torrential storms. There's a lesson for the spirit in there.

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  28. Sandy: My peonies got beat over but seemed to survive the storms.

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  29. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Oh, Peonies are my favorites and those two are so breathtakingly beautiful. Love the close up of the first one. So gorgeous that one gets wordless!!!

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  30. I'm in Michigan and we have had some really nasty storms with lots of wind. Some of my plants didn't make it. Your picturs are really nice.

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  31. I would love to visit those homes someday. Happy TT.

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  32. Anonymous10:04 PM

    That first peonie is beautiful, not that the second isn't, but I've never seen one with the colors in that first one. I love peonies, I'm glad they made it through the rain!

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  33. one of my most favorite flowers

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  34. Beautiful, we have one too but after four years there was only one flower.

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