Today's Flowers: Peonies

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From May 7, 2011

From May 7, 2011

My parents' peonies are about to blossom. It's great to watch them loosen up under the sun as the days grown longer and warmer. After a recent heat wave, we've had the pure pleasure of low humidity, vivid blue skies, and breezes that have kept the pollen flying about and the vivacity of spring going on. In Connecticut, we've escaped the extremes of weather that have taken lives and left people homeless and facing an uncertain future. Ours is a sheltered world, somehow.

Wishing you a delightful Sunday.

Today's Flowers

Comments

  1. The Peonies certainly are fantastic this year. Hope a big rain doesn't come and ruin them.

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  2. interesting shot of a bottom, Sandy...isn i´t?

    Congrats
    havea nice day

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  3. what beauty, one of my favorite flowers

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  4. Those are beautiful peony buds Sandy. I also love your shots on the home page of today's flowers.

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  5. So very beautiful,your peonies, your roses . . .
    I do hope things are going better for you.

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  6. Lovely, would love to grow them myself. Have a painting of peonies at home. Beautiful shots.

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  7. Gorgeous flower and superb capture! Seeing all the nightmare storms and weather over so much of the country, I'm embarrassed by the fact I whine so about gray skies and rain. It is beautiful here today with cloudless blue skies that I can so enjoy just sitting here at my desk. And I do give thanks for all of the beauty in my life. Your gentle reminders are greatly appreciated, Sandy! Have a beautiful day!

    Sylvia

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  8. Que lindas fotos! As flores são muito bonitas. Bom domingo para você também!

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  9. Anonymous12:26 PM

    Nice shots..Peonies, never seen or heard of them before! The colors itself radiate the magic of spring...Have fun, while it lasts and capture the best of them!!
    ..and God bless those who are deprived of these little joys!

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  10. Mine are over :( almost bought some at the farmers market.

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  11. The peonies are gorgeous. I could use a shot of that cooler weather. It was 99 here yesterday. UGH... Cooler today though, only in the 80's. Someone forgot to tell the weather man that it is just June. We shouldn't have this hot weather yet.

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  12. how beautiful flowers!

    via Today's FLower
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  13. Lovely rose photos for Today's Flowers and I can almost smell those delicious peonies (which were on my mind today also.)
    Happy week!

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  14. Sandy, these peony buds are beautiful. And peonies are not easy to photograph, either, with the soft iridescence of the petals so hard to capture. We are lucky here in Seattle, also, to be spared the weather extremes lately.

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  15. i miss peonies so much but can surely smell your roses all the way to fl.sandy

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  16. I feel frustrated for them, just wanting them to open. Mine are big pink snowballs now. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  17. These Peony buds look beautiful. I hope you'll Share some more pictures after they open.

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  18. There is a sort of magic that accompanies the first peony of the season! these are such a beautiful colour!

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  19. You have captured the mysticism of the peonie. So beautiful and God has blessed you with good weather.

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  20. I like their tight little blooms and how they slowly unfurl into perfection. And then there is that scent, unforgettable, and never bottled.

    Lovely reminders here Sandy, we had these in our yard when I was a kid.

    Hugs my friend, G

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  21. Beautiful flowers! I just stopped by to thank you for your fun contribution to my latest Limerick-Off!

    Mad Kane

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  22. enjoy your Eden....amazing peony!


    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  23. Love the photos!! Peony is one of my favorite flowers. Wish I could grow them here!
    And yes, it is hard to wrap ones' mine around all that is occurring around the world. So much anguish and pain and destruction.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  25. I feel like I can reach out and touch them.

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  26. Ah, the Chinese national flower. I love it.

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