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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fresh Cut Friday

Peonies
 Hi!
It has been awhile since my last post.  I am feeling better and on my way to recovery.  I am learning to take care of myself slowly but surely, which is a new learning experience, and now on to something that I really enjoy...flowers!

I am participating in Liz's Fresh Cut Friday at Rose Vignettes for the month of July.  Liz was kind enough to send me an email reminder about this month's Fresh Cut Friday.  Thank you Liz!
 I want to share with you our peonies here in our home in Golden Valley, MN. 

These are blooming peonies here in MN from about 2+ weeks ago.  We just got back from Bayfield, Wisconsin, where they're just about ready to bloom.  Talk about a late spring around here.  I'll be honest with you, the first time I saw real peonies, I thought they were roses.  Obviously, I was wrong.
These peonies belonged to my mother-in-law that she lovingly cared for.

 Dear Hubby made a floral arrangement of beautiful peonies for our dining area.  By the end of the day, the windows were wide open due to the strong peony fragrance throughout the house.  I never get tired of them...I just wish I could enjoy them more than just a week or two a year.

Please make sure to stop by Liz's  Rose Vignettes Fresh Cut Flowers and visit her beautiful post on larkspur, and visit others' beautiful fresh cuts!
Thank you for stopping by, and remember to be kind to your yourself and take care.
God Bless!

8 comments:

  1. Girl...I am confused. Where are you? And are you feeling ok?? I must have missed that you were feeling poorly. Write me!! lencar@cox.net

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  2. I love your peonies! I can't grow them for beans but my mom grew them...they smell awesome!
    *hugs*deb

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  3. So glad you are feeling better, Olivia. So good to hear from you.

    Love peony blossoms, they are such beauties, the aroma is so sweet.

    Have a lovely holiday weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  4. Hi Oliva!!! These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them on Fresh-Cut Friday! I really appreciate your joining in.

    ~Liz

    P.S. Did you move? Are you okay?

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  5. I am spending some time in MN...staying out of the heat (eventually a certified "snowbird" in about a year). I had some high blood/cardiac issues, but now doing good :-)

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  6. Peonies are my very favorite flower. *gorgeous* arrangement! I am linking from Rose Vignettes.

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  7. I am so glad to see that you are back blogging. I love your posts and have missed them. Please take care of yourself. Enjoy your time in MN.

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  8. Lovely peonies...They are one of my favorite flowers ever...Hope you are felling better,
    Shirley

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