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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

ABC Wednesday arrives

P for pairs

P for Peony... last year's crop. I've given myself license to use my photos again because it'll probably be until June when we see peonies in Minnesota this year.

Is there anything more delicious than the subtle scent of a peony in full bloom? They spell Memorial Day for me, taking huge bouquets in large tin cans to the cemetary to leave at family plots. My job was to hold them so they wouldn't spill in the car. So much better to hide my face in their soft petals and inhale.



Chinese artist Yun Shouping, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century


For other photos of life beginning with the letter 'P' stop by Mrs Nesbitt's who hosts ABC Wednesday worldwide.

Life is good!

22 comments:

Andrea said...

Nice "P" Post.

Marianne said...

Mmmmmmmm, Peonies. Mercy. Surely heaven sent....scent.... :^)

Blue said...

Hi fellow Blue lover!

That pair of Canadian geese had me smiling & the flower collection is lovely.

A thought - with all the weekly meme's around - why don't, we two co-host a 'Blue' meme, on maybe Thursday???

If you're interested & want to talk...
My emails:-
HeadgirlDJC@aol.com.
It's only a mad May thought...

Best wishes
Blue

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nice P-post! Love the pair:)

Have fun:)

Judy said...

My peonies are just starting to pop up through the ground. Love your P's.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Love the pair of Geese, I post some not too long ago. And your Peony is so big and beautiful. WOW!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

Petunia said...

Pair and peony! Perfect!

Dragonstar said...

Your Pairs are great, and I love the Peonies. My Gran grew deep red peonies when I was a child, and I always think of her when I see them.

Texas Travelers said...

Great collection of "P" posts.
Well done.

Come visit,
Troy

leslie said...

Original take for today. I, too, love peonies! All colours! I can hardly wait for my across-the-street neighbour's to bloom! I see he has them all tied up and there are buds on them already.

Neva said...

I love peonies but have yet to plant any!
This is my ABC.
as well as this.

Liz said...

What beautiful peonies! They're such extravagant flowers.

photowannabe said...

Excellent choices for the letter P. I hadn't thought of pairs. Nice photos too.

Katney said...

Very good choices for the P. I don't grow peonies, but they are very popular to be taken to the cemetery here, too.

anno said...

Oh, peonies! I have a secret affection for these old-fashioned flowers. They always remind me of my grandmother and freshly-baked lemon cakes.

Annie said...

Nice. Love the geese. Got some wonderful goslings photos yesterday of our Canadians. They are such doting parents.

Helena said...

Good ideas for "p"! I had trouble thinking of anything this week! "Q" is going to be even harder! LOL!

Sherry said...

Great photos, and your peonies are absolutely gorgeous! I love that deep pink color. Mine are just about ready to bloom, and I can't wait -- I love these flowers.

raf said...

yep, a pair is perfect, peonies are particularly pleasant and peacock blue posts are a pleasure too.
Thanks for sharing!

babooshka said...

What an eclectic mic of P's. All superb choices of course.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I am so eager for my peonies to begin to show more life. I agree about Memorial Day.

mrsnesbitt said...

So sorry for being late to visit you, I am playing catch up after a few days out on the motorbike.

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers, for the wonderful perfume which brings sunshine to any room.