Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Is A Keeper


Summer, to me, would just not be summer at all 
if I couldn't enjoy the scent and the beauty of Peonies:







19 comments:

  1. Peonies are among my favorites too!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. I'd love to see what you would do/edit with these, Bruno!!

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  2. Gorgeous peonies Jim! It seems that our gardens flowering times are pretty similar, at least this year with a cold spring. New Scotland indeed!

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    1. Yes, probably pretty similar Craig. Not called New Scotland for nothing.....I am sure you would think you were in Scotland if you see the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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  3. Oh wow what beautiful flowers.

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    1. Must be something comparable in Australia, Davine. And I am sure you will come across some on your nation-wide travels this year!!

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  4. Beautiful peonies, Jim. One of the loveliest sightings each gardening season!

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    1. Thanks Martha. I look forward to these.

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  5. Magnificent! Peonies are a fave of mine too.

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    1. I agree Debra! They are like roses but more intricate.

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  6. I had/should have white peonies. They don't last long but they are so beautiful. I like those with the pink.

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    1. Yes just a vein of pink in these. Depending on the temperature here, these will last for at least a week, if not more. The hotter it is, the less time they'll be around.

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    1. Aren't they Pat. Peonies can look complicated with all their 'ruffles' but their beauty is breath-taking I think.

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    1. Kathy, with a little luck your Grandmas peony will look like these in no time!!

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  9. I am caught up with you posts. I enjoyed your reunion with Paulette as I just finished my last post on San Francisco and speak there about old friends.
    Your genealogy journey was fascinating. I wish I could find out more on mine but since my mother is French and my father Armenian from Turkey, it’s difficult to dig about them from Georgia. I just know my great great grandmother had 22 children (!) and she was titled, I know how the name sounds but don’t know it’s real spelling –her name was Celine Temain de Limoges” or Teimin de Limoges” the teymun is the problem and I could not find out anything.
    I enjoy your quotes of Pema Chodron – I have some of her books (I have been a Buddhist since 1966 when I joined in San Francisco.)
    Happy belated birthday! It is true that 65 now is the new 40 since we have made so much progress with our health.
    It was a treat to look at all your pictures – the intricate colors of the clouds, the brilliant shades in your flowers – loved them all.

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    1. Thank you 'V'. Yes it is not an easy task to research your family tree...but sometimes you may be lucky to get a tidbit that will lead to another 'find'.
      I am so pleased that Pema and company have moved their headquarters to Nova Scotia back in the 80's I believe. It has opened up another spiritual opportunity for many of us here. I am not a Buddhist officially by any means but I have and do find their teachings to be very helpful to me on this journey.
      So I am 40!!! Again! Best news I've heard in years!! lol thank you!!

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  10. So gorgeous and refreshing.

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