PEONIES FOR YOU

We are still away from home and I am missing home (although I am enjoying the lack of activity and the shared responsibility as far as supervising children goes). There is no better ‘distraction’ than grandma and grandpa. 🙂
Peonies
I took most of these pictures before we left for our spring visit to my in-laws. I was glad that most of the plants bloomed by then.
Peonybuds

SO, I took a lot of photo souvenirs to remember the flowers by and to be able to show them off. 🙂 They work hard to make our place pretty, they deserve the praise. 🙂3peonies

Chances are, these blooms are mostly gone by now, and those that opened after we left are down on the ground because of the heavy rains that they had just endured.  I was meaning to make a rope ring to support them but I ran out of time.

Peonies3

The above peonies are planted on the front yard.  I hope that the flowers made passersby happy as I feel happy seeing another’s garden.

blushpeonnies

White peony

Anyway, I cut some of the stems and gave them to my next door elderly neighbor.  I was glad to see the young lady’s face light up wen she received the flowers on her grandmother’s behalf.
Peony bunch

Then I cut some more for my in-laws’ vase.  My husband wrapped the stems in a wet paper towel inside a plastic wrap.  It survived the 7 hour sunny trip to Maine.   The pink ones lasted 5 days in the vase without any flower food.  The paler peonies were good for three days.

Peonies in a vase

I consider that a great vase life.

The last peony is not from our garden but from the place we went to for Mass yesterday.  After some rainy days, it was a treat to go out into the sun and see flowers abloom.

Churchpeony

Sonel, I had you in mind when I posted these flowers. I remember promising you that I will post more peony photos. Here they are.

Proverbsgirl and Friendlyfairytales, thank you for the award you gave me. They brought me a lot of smile and encouragement.  I also have you in mind when I posted the flowers.

Friends, Proverbsgirl has an inspirational blog where you can find a compilation of themed quotations from the Bible and from famous people, among others. Friendlyfairytales, on the other hand, writes original fairy tales. I love the characters in her stories because they are well-fleshed out and so real. Do check out these wonderful pages. 🙂

And of course, these flowers are for all of you who have been so kind to follow the blog (thank you!), visit, and leave comments.  Your presence is much appreciated.

I hope you are all having a great day.  It’s a nice day to be outdoors today, at least where we are. God bless you all. 🙂

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35 comments

  1. Such gorgeous flower pics, Imelda. Peonies are really beautiful, and I love the colours. It sounds like you’re really enjoying being at the in-laws, and I’m sure they’re having so much fun with you all, especially the children. 🙂

    • Hi Adin. 🙂 Oh, my in-laws and the children are having a great time with each other. How noisy their house has become since we arrived. 🙂

  2. Love the pictures!! So beautiful!! And … WOW, thank you SO MUCH for what you wrote about the blog. We are all inspiring each other, I feel blessed today! Keep writing .. keep sharing with the world!! 🙂

  3. The peonies are gorgeous, and thanks for the mention and the wonderful things you said about friendly fairy tales and me! Have a great almost-summer day!

  4. They surely brightened my day Imelda. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous flowers hon. I totally love them! 😀 *big huugs*

  5. You post so many pictures of the individual flowers in your garden I’d love to see what the whole thing looks like sometime!

    I love peonies or “pleanies” as one of my kids calls them. We have a house we are hoping to move to (yay!) and when we looked at it today and had peonies blooming in the backyard, added bonus for sure!

    • Ayay! Jessie, my garden is a mess – there’s a patch of garden here and there. There is a thin strip of planting area near the porch, by the side wall, etc. then the state of the plants’ health, especially the roses, is another story. 🙂 Then I dug in places which won’t get too much in the lawnmower’s way. I’ll see if I have random photos.

      Yay for you. You are in the midst of both exciting and harrowing times. I hope your move go smoothly. When we were looking for a house, roses in the garden were some of the signs I asked for whether the house was a good fit or not. 😉 Silly no? Peonies in your yard a good welcome signs. 🙂

      • Well from the pictures you put up I’d never guess your garden was a mess- your flowers are beautiful!

        We have the big house inspection on the perspective place tomorrow, I’m crossing my fingers that those roses and peonies really are good signs!

  6. The flowers are beautiful! I like the way that you shared them with everyone – I’m sure that they made everyone’s day just a little bit brighter! Enjoy your time away, it’s a good time to recharge, and your kids are doing just fine with Grandma and Grandpa 🙂 God Bless you and your family!

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