Monday, April 26, 2010

Show Me Something Beautiful

Aren't these peonies absolutely beautiful?

I did not have my camera with me to capture the actual ones I saw today, but it was this same variety as shown above.

Did you know that a peony plant has a very long life?

I can hardly stay out of the garden. It has kept me away from the blog and I have missed you all!

Have you found something beautiful lately? Open your eyes. It's all around you.

If, by chance, you have your camera handy, take a picture of it and email it to me. I'd like to see it and possibly share it with everyone. Tell me all about it.

Who can deal with more beauty in their life? Where do you find it?


  1. one of my favorite flowers is a peony. so so pretty!

  2. I have enjoyed taking pictures of all the spring beauty around me. I love all the flowers that bloom in the spring. Daffodils, tulips, wisteria, forsythia, phlox, peonies, azaleas, dogwoods, etc. God's paintbrush in the spring is breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. So beautiful!! One of my fav flowers of all time!

  4. One of my neighbors had peonies that were started by her great- grandmother well over 100 years ago! Thay're gorgeous!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Peonies are my favorite flower of all! Lucky you ~ mine are still in the bud stage with blooms a few weeks away. We just planted a white lilac tree ~ love their sweet scent.

    Enjoy your beauty ~

  6. Love, love, lovely!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  7. peonies are my absolute favorites.
    my wedding had them absolutely everywhere....
    huge, huge bunches everywhere.
    the peonie's scent was wafting through the wedding ceremony....
    and after in the reception and dinner party.
    ahhhhhh.....such memories peonies bring to me.

    and as for beauty, i have recently found it at a pond in my neighborhood where i take my morning walks.i have taken some pics but not fine enough to pass on to you.
    i will retake a few and see what happens.

    i am smiling that you are posting again.
    xxx and hugs

  8. We are wild about peonies also and have many arrangements using them in our new collection. My peonies in my garden haven't bloomed yet, but my tree peonies just finished and were absolutely gorgeous.

  9. I love peonies. We planted them in our VA garden but they do not grow here in TX:(

  10. these are gorgeous... mine are ready to bloom very soon and i can't wait!
    i will do my best to take pictures... dont hold your breath...

    i am SO happy you are back... xx

  11. Beautiful! I feel as if I'm always taking pictures of flowers, but when I look back they are never with as beautiful as they were through my eyes. I think with flowers it might just be better to stop and enjoy :)

  12. i had 3 peonies just bloom out over night -finally. i think they are my most anticipated bloom every year. love them.

    in the really older neighborhoods where we live the peonies bushes/plants are HUGE!
    love them! enjoy your new ones!

    can't wait to meet you, Mrs. GSG!!! even though, i feel like i know you a little already.
    hope you and your family have a beautiful week!