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~ Jani Ortlund

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vee's Note Card Party - Peonies


Hurray!  It's Note Card Party time again!  I think it is so fun, and look forward to it every month.


A Haven for Vee

Since many of us are dreaming of Spring time weather to go along with the calendar date, I thought I would post edited photos of my peonies.  These photos are from back in 2008 - 2010, and taken indoors during the day, indoors in the evening, outdoors with an old camera...you get the idea.  But I know you all will be merciful to me, and say lovely things as you always do!  That's why this is my favorite blog party!








These peonies all grow in my garden and these deep pink ones smell like old fashioned roses.  They are a joy to me every May when they bloom, and I hope you enjoy them too!

24 comments:

Becky K. said...

Your peonies are amazing!! I know this from personal experience. That rose scented one especially.

Lavender Cottage said...

I always look forward to the peonies and their intoxicating scent. I've planted even more the last couple of years for cutting to bring indoors.
The light pink one you have is beautiful, perhaps Sarah Bernhardt?
Judith

Snap said...

Oh, Wow! I adore peonies and I can't grow them here, but I can enjoy yours!!! Lovely!

jean said...

I just love your gorgeous peonies! All those fluffy petals!!

Vee said...

Each photo is a delight. I was going to say that the one that matches your tea cup and saucer is my favorite, but then I saw the last photo. Now I'm conflicted. Ha! May is surely coming. I think my peonies bloom in early June.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Just beautiful!
I long for peonies but I can't grow them where I live. Our Winter is not cold enough which is what peonies need.
I for one would just love to receive that first card and then I would frame it!!
Shane ♥

Happyone said...

Such a pretty flowers.

Sally said...

Gorgeous! We had peonies in our garden when I was a child. Always loved them!

Michele said...

Oooooh, peonies are one of my very favorite flowers! And yours are lovely. :)

podso said...

Oh these are lovely photos. I see some sprouts coming out of the ground --- one of my favorite parts of summer!

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love peonies and your photos are beautiful and such lovely reminders of spring. Happy Spring to you!

Irene said...

Love your peonies, can't wait to see the real thing SOON maybe with snow still on the ground. My tulips are poking through it.

Jeanne said...

I just love these. I remember when we were little girls and brought the Peonies to church for the May crowning.

Cheryl said...

I can see why your peonies are a joy! They are gorgeous, Deanna!

Lorrie said...

Oh, I love peonies! Yours are so pretty. They are the frilliest flowers, so feminine with their ruffles.

Micupoftea~ said...

Peonies! A lovely choice for cards :)
HAPPY Spring~
shawn

Theresa said...

Gorgeous note card choices! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Peonies make for lovely note cards, and your photographs are especially lovely.

Karen

Debbie said...

They are gorgeous, inside, outside, and with an old camera. I think the peony is one of the most incredible of God's creations. It's like He put a flower inside another flower. Somewhere, there is probably a message in that. On top of that, they are my mother's very favorite flower. She had them at her wedding. We can't grow them here. She has tried, though.

bj said...

One of my favorite flowers and your cards are lovely....beautiful colors.

Jan said...

Peonies are such beautiful flowers and I adore how you have showcased them. A box of note cards photographed perfectly.

Have a great Spring!
Jan
Colorado

Sue said...

Peonies are one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowers for me, thanks for sharing, I can almost smell their fragrance.
Blessings,
Sue

Donna said...

Those are glorious! Such delicious colors and they make wonderful bouquets.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your peonies are soooo pretty! I just love them. I've tried to grow them before and just haven't had any luck with them.