Hallo my friends, it has been a long time between
drinks but it seems that I am finally back
Been home bound for health reasons but can travel again
and have just ( by grace and favour of
spent a week in New Zealand
ticking, for now anyway, fields of
off my bucket list.
It was the last opportunity before the end of the season
and the growers were apologetic about the fading blooms
but for me, it was like heaven on a stick
whether mottled pink
rising like a double waterlily
in bud or fading
just mind-blowing beauty
and looking beyond, quietly grazing sheep . . .
I took almost 500 pictures, so be warned
there will be more.
Linking with OUR WORLD
I have never seen a field of peonies! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh, its so good to see you posting. And I agree that peonies are some of the most gorgeous flowers to be found anywhere and to see a whole field of them would be marvelous. I finally live in a climate where I can have peonies grow and I'm so looking forward to them come spring. Merry Christmas, Arija. May the New Year bring you good health and happiness.ReplyDelete
What a lovely treat. Hope you are well.ReplyDelete
So great to see you back it is indeed, Arija!! And, yes, I too, hope the New Year brings you good health and much well deserved happiness!! Gorgeous flowers and beautiful captures as always!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! Take care and enjoy!!!ReplyDelete
Sheer magic to see you on blogger again, Arija. Glad you're back on form. Have a blessed Christmas. Greetings, JoReplyDelete
How lovely to see you back. You have been missed.ReplyDelete
And oh, what a treat you had - and are sharing.
I assume you have had crispifying weather at home? Sigh. I looked like having success with peonies this year (for the first time thanks to your lime tip). They got fried.
Hello, your peonies are just lovely. So many pretty colors. What a gorgeous view, rows of blooms. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!ReplyDelete
here's my potted summary of the adventure, MaReplyDelete
Wow! Beautiful peonies and great shots!ReplyDelete
Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all,
artmusedog and carol
WOW!!! I would go photo crazy at a place like that.Looking forward to seeing many more photos of these beauties.ReplyDelete
Glad to see you back! Lovely captures. This pink is pleasing. :)ReplyDelete
Heaven indeed.... Glad you could have a visit... MichelleReplyDelete
Oh, diese sind wunderschön !ReplyDelete
How very beautiful! I am so happy you are back to blogland and wish you joy and continued "wellness" in the New Year!ReplyDelete
how lovely that you got to enjoy NZ with your daughter. I also find peonies to be gorgeous, so many petals.....ReplyDelete
These blooms are out of this world beautiful!!!! CheersReplyDelete