Monday, December 21, 2015

OUR WORLD - Paeonies in New Zealand

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

 sheer magic!!!

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


  1. I have never seen a field of peonies! Beautiful!

  2. 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.

  3. What a lovely treat. Hope you are well.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. 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!!!

  5. Sheer magic to see you on blogger again, Arija. Glad you're back on form. Have a blessed Christmas. Greetings, Jo

  6. How lovely to see you back. You have been missed.
    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.

  7. 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!

  8. here's my potted summary of the adventure, Ma

  9. Wow! Beautiful peonies and great shots!

    Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all,
    artmusedog and carol

  10. WOW!!! I would go photo crazy at a place like that.Looking forward to seeing many more photos of these beauties.

  11. Glad to see you back! Lovely captures. This pink is pleasing. :)

  12. Heaven indeed.... Glad you could have a visit... Michelle

  13. Oh, diese sind wunderschön !

  14. How very beautiful! I am so happy you are back to blogland and wish you joy and continued "wellness" in the New Year!

  15. how lovely that you got to enjoy NZ with your daughter. I also find peonies to be gorgeous, so many petals.....

  16. These blooms are out of this world beautiful!!!! Cheers


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