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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Peonies and What is that Sound?

In just a week, the Peonies burst practically out loud.  Their scent fills a room with a single stem, sweet but not at all overpowering.  Who would not love such glory as that!
 From the many shades of rose 
to the whitest of white, my peonies bring joy.
 Every one of my senses is enjoying the peonies before they come and go for the season, so quickly.
I see their beauty all in a row as I smell them perfume the air.    To touch their satin petals suggests an elegance about them, no matter their names, such as Sarah Bernhardt,  White Wings,  Bowl of Beauty...oh, there are hundreds.
I would Never, Ever taste one, nor any animal would try. The Peony, any part of it, is so toxic, poisonous to the point of no return, particularly the flowers. 
However, if one cares to listen very carefully, you just may hear the ants scurrying around within the petals.  They seem to delight in it's scent as much as I. 
 Thankfully, I was able to cut just one last bouquet before the down-pours of rain, cracking of thunder and bolts of lightening that's  loved our neck of the woods lately. 
Note to self:  do not complain of the rain as the water tables are still low in spite of flash flooding.

 On a brief visit to our daughter's, she says there was such a racket, sounding peculiar, unlike a bird...what could it be?
It came from the waving Walnut trees, the towering pines, the past-bloom lilac hedge.
 She knew it was not the cardinals, as she sees and hears them often, 
 nor the wren that seems to have abandoned it's nest.
 Certainly it was not the hum of many grasshoppers
daring to munch away on her rose colored Weigela.
 It almost sounds like it's meowing.  Well, of course, it was the Grey Catbird singing it's song.  Just as we were talking about him, he showed himself, perching on the electric fence.
That brings to mind a great curiosity.   Just how can birds sit on electric wire without getting zapped?   Mr. Catbird was sitting on a 3-mile wire, which shoots a pretty strong punch.   It sure sends a horse a-galloping, even with a quick swish of his tail barely touching the hot line.  (Sorry, I did not get a picture of that.)

All in all, another great week!  There could be more to come.
Here's wishing you all a joyous Sunday


Paula said...

Your flowers are beautiful.We are starting to be desperate for rain. Have a nice Sunday tomorrow.

jack69 said...

I love the pictures and SPRING/Summer flowers and birds. Wish I could hear them.
If the cat bird reaches up and grabs the other wire in his beak he is toast. Takes two wires to tango.

Love from down here!!!!!

Shug said...

Hmmmm...I don't think I have ever seen a Catbird before! Gorgeous pictures of the peonies...I would love to be there to take in the fragrance...
Life is sure good out in the country!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

So lovely--I'm a big fan of the peonies, too. In fact, I want to plant a couple more in our yard.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

So lovely--I'm a big fan of the peonies, too. In fact, I want to plant a couple more in our yard.

Michelle said...

Those peonies are so lovely!

Chatty Crone said...

That made me remember my mother. We had peonies in our year when I was little and my mom loved them. She used to tell me they needed ants - which is totally correct. I didn't know they were poisonous. Sandie

Cicero Sings said...

Peonies are so gorgeous! My friend came to visit and brought me a vase full. Lovely. Tonight, whilst out weeding, I noticed I have one little bloom on my peony plant. I have had it for 3 years and this is the first bloom I have ever gotten from it. We moved it last year to this new location so maybe it will take off.