6/12/08

Birthday Peonies




Peonies are the queens of gardens everywhere, reigning over their sisters in the loveliest of gowns to be found, their extravagant perfume trailing over everyone else at the party. I hope you've had the pleasure of sitting down face-to-face with a peony. They don't like to grace Southern gardens with their presence, but there are other ways of getting them to drop by. They always arrive in stores around my birthday; this year the first shipment arrived precisely on my birthday (I checked a few days before!) I left the store cradling my sweet peony bouquet in my arm with so much tenderness of feeling that I surprised even myself. They have become my birthday companions over the years, providing a celebratory display of beauty and fragrance for me to persistently stop and admire throughout the week. I think I could sit and look at them all day long!

6 comments:

Inside My Shell said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!!!! And many blessings for the new year of your life!

pebbledash said...

Beautiful photos, stunning peonies. And belated happy birthday!

Michelle Melania said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

I was reading through yours and saw the icon that you are writing. How did the finish product come out? I'd love to see photos.

Michelle Melania said...

Oops.. I forgot to say Happy Birthday!!

Meadowlark Days: said...

Many thanks for the birthday wishes!

I will post a photo of the finished icon sometime soon!

DebD said...

Happy Birthday! I love peonies, they are my favorite flowers. I just wish they lasted longer when cut.