Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ~ PAEONIA 'SCARLET O'HARA'

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made,
and forgot to put a soul into."
~ Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

Paeonia 'Scarlett O'Hara'


20 comments:

Kiki said...

So gorgeous Joey..BEAUTIFUL!!
Kiki~

Regina said...

How pretty!

Kala said...

Gorgeous color Joey - I do really love peonies.

Karen said...

Your flower fotos are so beautiful, so springy, so inviting. Are these all in your garden?

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Joey, My peonies opened this morning, too. You know, Nichols Arb has a whole huge display of peonies! :) Oh, Jimi says hi as he's pawing at the keyboard.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photos! They are so lovely. I love the poem too. Are these in your garden ? Thank you! Michelle, Vancouver Island.

Rick said...

Ah peonies - I can smell the fragrance already! Mine are 1 or 2 days away from bursting open - this is the only time I wish for cooler weather, just so the blooms last a little longer! Beautiful shots! and quote.

Lindalou said...

What beautiful pictures and the quote fits perfectly.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful... such vivid color and the single peonies have a wonderful personality separate from the full ones.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Joey, your photos are luscious. Do you use PhotoShop for your collages or do you have a separate program? They are always wonderful.

My peonies are just beginning to bloom. I have several in a vase here at work to enjoy.
Marnie

joey said...

Scarlet is one of my favorites, Kiki ... she's a beauty!

Welcome Regina and thank you.

Thanks, Kala. I adore peonies but this might be a favorite. The rest of mine are yet to bloom.



Thank you, Karen. Yes, these flowers are all in my garden.

Hi Monica. So far, this is my only peony open and fading way too fast in this horrid heat/humidity that I hate!

Thank you, Michelle. Unless stated, all flower photos are from my home/garden. My perennial garden, over 30 years in creating, is constantly changing.

Hi Rick and thanks. I'm with you and this too hot/humid weather ... too hot too soon. We wait so long for spring and would love my beloved blooms to last longer.

Thanks, dear Lindalou!

Hi sweet bay, Scarlet is nosy, my first peony to bloom and a favorite. I think she's a true beauty and very photogenic :)

Hi, Marnie, and thanks. I do have Photoshop but enjoy the ease of Picasa for collages. Scarlet is my first peony to bloom and, sadly in this heat, fading way too fast for me.

imac said...

What a beauty.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Ohhh, Joey, she's a gorgeous thing. Is there a 'Rhett Butler' to go with her?

Gail said...

She's a beauty~gail

nancybond said...

Miz O'Hara is a beauty! And I'm not so sure about the quote -- I sometimes think flowers do have a soul. :-)

Nutty Gnome said...

My peonies were just coming out in the hot weather we had at the weekend .... I think they've gone back in again as it's turned cold again!
Your collage is glorious and makes my heart sing :)

Cameron said...

WOW! That's a true beauty.

joey said...

Thanks imac ... as were your tree photos!

And don't I wish, Jodi :)

Indeed she is, Gail. Wish she would stay around longer ... with that southern name, you would think she wouldn't perish so with the heat!

I think you are right, Nancy!

Shall we sing together, Nutty! Thanks dear friend :)

Thanks Cameron ... so enjoyed your last post :)

Rose said...

Scarlett O'Hara is the perfect name for this crimson beauty! I'm still thinking about Beecher's quote--a great sentiment.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, I don't do doubles any more, cages and all that. This is a beauty and would go so well with my Krinkled White.

Eileen