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Friday, June 18, 2010

Night and Day, A Gift

It's been a very busy, relaxing, hot, surprising, hectic, calm, energizing, exhausting Day.
I start with the end...this peony photo was taken just after dusk...amazing the clarity for my small, insignificant camera.
Look what came in my mail today. I came home to find this on my steps. It is a bee-utiful framed picture of a bee collecting nectar from a buckeye bloom from Tom's tree. Tom is The Fishing Guy at This Is My Blog........isn't it the greatest? Thanks again, Tom, for the surprise that was waiting for me tonight. It pays to know my birds, even tho I got one wrong. It's hanging on my pale yellow wall by my computer. I love, Love, LOVE it!
God Bless Your Heart

I couldn't go to sleep tonight, without sharing one more look at the night and day shots of my peony.
Night..........................
They are both gorgeous and smell divine. My favorite is the night shot at the top of the entry. The colors just seem to ' pop.'
Day.............................
The peonies are something else, an incredible treat for the senses.
Smell their sweet fragrance, like that of the rose.
Touch their silky petals and shining, leathery leaves.
Hear the busy bees gathering nectar or the butterflies wisp near and far.
See their different varieties show off their doubled or bowled flowers, some with stamens of gold.
Taste NOT!!! NEVER eat the peony. ALL parts are extremely poisonous, especially the Flower. But do, do
take time to smell the peonies. You will so glad you did.

God Bless Your Sunday

10 comments:

Ann said...

The Chinese like the peony, they used to feature on the royal ladies head dress. I have not seen a peony so I am so happy to see yours.

Kellie said...

What a wonderful gift! I love it!!

My peony's are about done, unfortunately.
I didn't realize they were poisonous! Good public service announcement :)

Lucy said...

Your peony is beautiful. We used to take peonies to all the graves but weather is so unpredictable now you can't plan on them for a certain time. At least here in Ne.

Paula said...

Very beautiful and thanks for the warning.Now I can comment in your blog again.

Suz said...

boy are you excited!

jack69 said...

I love the surprise gift. Looks great.
Also the pictures of the peonies. the colors come out here, brilliant.
Didn't know they were poisonous. I read somewhere that all flowers are edible, I reckon there are exceptions. 'course I wan't planning on eating one.
A soothing entry, with the flowers.
Love from NC

Hildred and Charles said...

Your peonies are beautiful Dar, - so crisp around the edges and satiny inside. This one is a very lovely colour, - deep and rich. I didn't know about the poisonous aspect of peonies, - thank you for the warning....

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love your peonys. They smell so heavenly!!
*hugs*deb

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, Tom (Fishing Guy) is a friend of mine too... I have one of his shots hanging on my wall at home too.... He's a special guy!!!!! Congrats....

Love your peonies... SO beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

imac said...

Looks like you had a nice time.