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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The peonies are blooming!


62 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having a beautiful day. But if our weather is any indication, a storm is heading your way.

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    1. I think you're right! It's already beginning to turn cloudy! Rain and peonies do not do well together..haha...that always happens! Glad I got a photo before they lay on the ground!

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    2. we never got rain, Yuji! I'm too far south in Ohio, I guess. So the peonies stand another day! ha.

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  2. Beautiful Betsy, lovely flowers to say the very elast.

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    1. Least! A sure sign I should head for bed.

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    2. ah...you're typing like Pat now! hahaha.

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    3. who said rhyme?
      We were talking typos!
      hahaha.

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    4. I have an excuse though
      One handed typer and crap keyboard at my show haha

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    5. OK, we'll excuse you for that.
      And because we like you, cat.
      lol....

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  3. My favorite! Ours need a little yet, so thanks for sharing yours!

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    1. My favorite, too! My white ones haven't opened yet....I like them the best..the ones with little bits of red inside!

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  4. Best smelling flower, this time of year!
    Put some by your bed and have the sweetest dreams.

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    1. I like your new thumbnail picture...coffee I'm sure.

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    2. yes, of course! :) When I chose that photo, blogger said, "We don't detect a face on this photo. Are you sure people will recognize you?" hahaha.

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  5. All in bloom
    Sure scares away the doom and gloom
    But look at you
    Take a day of and a title still can't come due haha

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    1. Nope, the stress and drama of school took a toll
      and today I couldn't think to save my soul.
      No title and no text
      Just a pretty picture, as I said, "what the heck!".
      lol....

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    2. Well I suppose that is a good excuse
      Suffering from brain abuse lol

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    3. brain abuse it was for sure
      and then your post gave my tongue the numb tour.
      hahahaha.

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    4. Glad I could help out
      As it makes you think less about the brain abuse with the numb tongue about haha

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    5. A distraction for sure
      when I needed a cure!

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  6. They are just about the prettiest and best smelling flower ever . . . so sad that they don't last longer.
    My honeysuckle vine is blooming and our backyard smells heavenly. I'm sure that my neighbors are enjoying it, too :)
    Have a wonderful week,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. your honeysuckle sounds wonderful and I have no doubt the neighbors love it, too!

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  7. Oooh, I love peonies! I think they're almost prettier than roses. My snowball bushes are blooming in my yard.

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    1. I agree...prettier than roses! I love how huge they get! Our neighbor has a snowball bush...they are beautiful!

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  8. Yay! Such a pretty pink....

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    1. Isn't it? Kind of like magenta...my favorite crayola crayon in kindergarten. lol....

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  9. If you look carefully you will see that each flower has it's own ant.

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    1. Oh, isn't that the truth! But more than one! haha. I learned that the hard way the first time I brought in a huge armful for a bouquet. I had ant (those big ones!) all over the dining room table! I wonder what the attraction is...do you know?

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  10. LUCKY YOU! Mine started to bloom, then (just like every years) they got knocked over by the wind and rain.

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    1. We're getting rain tonight! Isn't that too bad? It happens every year!

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  11. Beautiful lush flowers. And I love your new profile picture...that so cute.

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    1. Well, that IS what I usually look like...with my face in a coffee cup. haha.

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  12. I love these peonies are really beautiful! but I love roses too (how smell) and love your violets headers are georgeous and smell so well !!

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    1. I love how big and fluffy they are! But once it rains, they are ruined! :( The violets are doing very well...they love that shady spot! Have your leaves fallen yet or do you still have color?

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  13. my my my arent they pretty...smiles...love hte purple flowers too up top...

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  14. Mine are getting ready! I expect them to be smiling at me in just a day or two. :)

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    1. how nice! My white ones are not open yet. Any day!

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  15. Your peonies are such a pretty scarlet pink color! I also like your violet header ;)

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    1. thank you...the violets always do well...they spread like a weed!

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  16. Hi Betsy .. love them, absolutely love them ... pink too .. gorgeous ... thanks for letting us see them .. cheers Hilary

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    1. had to capture their short life on camera before any rain comes!

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  17. One of my most favorite flowers..... blessings ~ tanna

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  18. Your peonies are beautiful! Years ago a gentleman I worked for in an office environment brought in a huge vase full of peonies from one of his gardens and placed them on my desk. They were gorgeous and smelled wonderful but I didn't have the heart to tell him that they were full of ants. I don't think I got anything done that day other than killing ants and trying to keep them from crawling all over me...lol! I also love your new header -- very pretty!

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    1. I know! And it's the big ants! I wonder what the attraction is!?

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  19. Your peonies are beautiful! Ours are just getting ready to open and they are the same color as yours here.
    Last year I dried the petals after they were past their prime and made potpourri. They are still the same vibrant pink now as they were in bloom.
    I love your violets in your header picture!

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    1. Well, that is good to know...I might have to try drying some!

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  20. Just took photos of these myself and am cropping them. Spring is so fun for photos.

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    1. That is very true! I love how things bloom in stages so there is always something new showing off! :)

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  21. They are very pretty along with the purple flowers. Purple and pink are my two favorite colors for flowers. My geraniums are growing quite well except the gardeners cut a bunch of them down and the hydrangeas are just starting to bloom. I try to keep mine outside because they last longer and then everyone can enjoy them.

    God bless.

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    1. You'll have to post pictures of your hydrangeas! I'd love to see them!

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  22. YES! Gorgeous! and the roses too!!

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    1. My roses never do well...some kind of fungus gets them as soon as the leaves sprout! :(

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  23. Loving the peonies - and the violets. The only trouble with peonies is that here they tend to get bashed in the spring winds and don't last long. Amazing colours though. Your garden must be a picture.

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    1. it's the rain that gets them here...they get driven into the mud. So sad!

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