Saturday, June 28, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro A Classy Lady


One of the rare times when I post a photo 
that is not my own.

Darling Daughter is teaching in Scotland
at the moment and just sent me this


knowing full well it would make me drool
while winter rainstorms are drumming on my
roof and windows and my wood-pile is diminishing by 
the minute.

Peonies are extremely hard to grow in our hot, dry summers
that burn off their leaves before they can form buds.

This lovely, flamboyant lady I believe
is 'Sarah Bernhardt',
I wish I could stick my nose in . . .

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Arija What a lovely surprise and present for you even you cannot smell it. Yes I can imagine it is too hot for this plant to do well where you live. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. A gorgeous peony and a lovey photo. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. How beautiful and what a shame you cannot have then where you live. They are growing all around me right now in all sorts of colours and if I could I would send you some. Hugs to you, stay warm and dry and healthy~

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  4. Yep, a wonderful surprise.
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/06/hibiscus.html

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  5. That's a beautiful peony. I haven't had much luck with mine although other people in my neighborhood grow them successfully. My sister in Nantucket, MA sends me shots of hers that also make me drool.

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  6. very pretty and worth sharing. :)

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  7. The mere mention of a peony conjures up an image of self with nose buried in the petals! Thanks to your daughter and you for sharing. It's beautiful!

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  8. I don't think I could live in a climate where there are no peonies... This one is a beauty!!! So ruffly and full!

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  9. oh this is so pretty to drool over.. Nice of your daughter to send it. We all are drooling over it here.

    My oldest Granddaughter is going through to be a French teacher.

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  10. Such and exquisite flower and beautiful color, Arija! Thanks for sharing the beauty! What a wonderful, thoughtful daughter you have!!

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  11. Our peonies ate blooming in northern MN right now, too. I have a fragrant bloom in a jar on my table.
    This one is a beauty!
    Wishing you plenty of other joys to fill your winter days, Arija!
    PS: Have I ever told you that I think your name is so beautiful?

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  12. So, that means peonies would also not do well in California (have never tried, lol). So strange to think that it's cold and wintery where you live. Keep warm!

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  13. Ooooh. Peonies are something I lust after and have had no success in growing. Yet.

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  14. I wish I could transport some of my Peonies to you.They are in full bloom now, The one you pictured is gorgeous.

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  15. beautiful, it looks pretty big.

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  16. Gorgeous macro shot of one of nature's delights with rich color ~ Happy Sunday ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. She is beautiful and flamboyant and I bet her perfume matches! Speaking of wonderful aromas, I had to go to Google to look up choke cherries (from your comment on my lilac post).

    Love that your daughter sent you this, even if it made you envious! Mine does the same thing with the early spring flowers that we don't (usually) see any more.

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  18. A beautiful bloom, even when seen third-hand. It's fitting that Ms Bernhardt should give her name to a peony - beautiful and exotic but rather difficult.

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  19. Ein schönes Foto für den Sonntag!

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  20. Wirklich wundervoll und in einer herrlichen Farbe blüht diese Pfingstrose. Ganz große Klasse !
    Viele Grüße Synnöve

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  21. So beautiful. How interesting that our sleep/non sleep patterns are aligned dear Arija. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  22. That is a beautiful flower. Scotland must be quite the change for your daughter compared to where she grew up, how exciting for her!

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  23. Arija, your blog is a steadying force and post. Everything in the world is okay when I come here. Nothing is ever simple or easy but your love for life is so contagious. I want to keep you forever. I love you. Tsup!

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  24. WOW! That's amazing. Sure wish there was cyber smell.

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