Tuesday, June 17, 2008

bloomin' tuesday!

I absolutely love peonies, and so miss them from when we lived in New York. We had them growing in big bushes up by our house and they almost looked like fake flowers they were so beautiful! So here in Southern California, we don't have peonies and I keep eyeing them on various blogs from you East Coasters!! ;) I was trying to decide what to post for Bloomin' Tuesday and what a perfect way to celebrate flowers with one of my favorites.. hope you enjoy! And go visit Jean if you would like to participate! Thanks for hosting, Jean! :)
Up close, don't these look like fake flowers??? Amazing that these are real! :)

I thought this was such a beautiful picture with the cute chairs in the background.. wishing I could take my cup of coffee out there this morning haha!


Those pink ones have got to be my favorites though...


And what a perfect way to display these fabulous flowers after they are picked! And anyone who is reading this and DOES have peonies in your yard, know that I am so envying you right at the moment. :)

Andrew has his first swim lesson of the year later today, but he is also battling off a little cold so we will see how the day unfolds. I have the funniest pictures of him playing outside in the garden yesterday... the child can get so incredibly dirty!!! I'll try to get those posted later today. Enjoy your bloomin' Tuesday, everyone! xo!

**And remember, please sign up for our vacation post game! We will all choose a place we want to go on "vacation" and post our imaginary vacations for everyone to see on June 26th! Read all the rules and join us.. I have a list started with all the participants and you will definitely want to join us!!! :)

14 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hi mommy Holly, I love the bloomin peonies, they bring back a childhood memory. We lived on a dairy farm until I was nine and my mother, whose mother was a Victorian 'lady'in every way, grew a flower garden so she could have flowers in the house every day. Just like her mother did. We were allowed to pick the flowers when they were in bloom and we always picked the peonies. they were so beautiful and we loved them best.

Thanks for the recall of those wonderful days.

Jeanne

Beverly said...

Holly, I agree they are beautiful. I have never grown any - I wonder if they grow here.

I can't remember if I signed up or not, but if I didn't please include me. Thanks

Suzy said...

Love the peonies...Had a bush at the last house, but had to leave it there..much too large to move!

Jean said...

Holly, Thanks for joining us for Bloomin' Tuesday! I love all your peony pictures. I only have white but my neighbor has the dark pink. I was mowing the lawn last night and that's all I could smell!Looking forward to seeing more favs! Jean

Laurie & Chris said...

Great pictures the peonies are so pretty!!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Welcome Ms. Holly to Bloomin' Tuesday. The photos of the peonies are extraordinary and your blog is wonderful. Love the photo of your little boy and you. I hope you come back next Tuesday, I can't wait to see more of your flowers.
Hugs, RoseMarie

Heidi Ann said...

Just the prettiest photos ever! Thnak so much for sharing!....Heidi :)

Deb said...

Love all the peony pictures - especially the peonies in the blue jar :-}

Suzanne said...

Beautiful pictures!

Deb said...

Thanks for posting some beautiful pictures! Yes, I love the one with the chairs in the background, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope to see you next Tuesday!

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a pretty post, and a way to end my Tuesday.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful pics!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful flowers...love the picture with the chairs...Stop by and visit our mantel party!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Shannon said...

I loved all those mantel pictures. I especially love peonies! My mom has some bushes in her backyard. Have you tried growing them there? I haven't tried but maybe I will. Thanks for the inspiration!

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