Tuesday, May 10

Poetic Peonies

Amelia Kay Photography
My favourite month of the year has always been May: the fresh green of the trees, the air fragrant with the scent of spring flowers, mild temperatures plus a handful of public holidays to look forward to. Peonies, one of my favourite flowers will be in full bloom at the end of this month. Perhaps that's why I insisted on getting married in May nine years ago!

Studio Wed by Mirela

This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises, 
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers
and they open ---
pools of lace, 
white and pink...
 (excerpt from Mary Oliver's poem Peonies) 

Soap Rhapsody





I hope you get some time off to enjoy and soak up nature's beauty this month...

26 comments:

  1. I love Peonies too. <3 They are so pretty! Especially the pink ones... (No big surprise there... *smile*)

    My friend found a tutorial for making peonies out of fabric if you want it? Here it is:

    http://rhonnadesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-fabric-flowers-for-mothers-day-or.html

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  2. What a beautiful flower....

    I guess we're lucky here in Philippines coz we can join flowers whole year round..


    Have a great Duni!

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  3. Hello Duni! I think I haven't seen Peonies. If I have seen one, I perhaps forgot to recognize them. After all I am not really familiar with the names of the flowers. hehehe

    I read your old blog by the way and I learned a lot from you. Wishing you a great week!

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  4. Peonies are some of my favorite flowers. I just wish they bloomed longer!

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  5. So sweet and dreamy..They're perfect for spring fashion!

    Dita

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  6. I had peonies in my bouquet too!!! Love all the old fashioned flowers : )

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  7. I love that first photograph! Beautiful!

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  8. Love your blog. So cute!

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  9. Beautiful.

    And Happy Anniversary.

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  10. Peonies are beautiful flowers! Have a wonderful May and anniversary month!

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  11. Mine are blooming right now and they are gorgeous! I want to plant more.

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  12. My grandma has peony bushes in every color...so pretty!

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  13. My parents have a peony bush- rather large at that. I remember loving to scope out how the ants would crawl over the buds every spring to help them open!

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  14. What a stunning photo of you on your wedding day!!!
    Have you ever seen Camelot? There is a great song about May in it!
    Blessings!
    ann

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  15. My grandma always had peonies so they remind me of her! Hope you have a Happy Anniversary!

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  16. love peonies. mine are just getting ready to open.

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  17. Well happy anniversary to you. I love peonies, they smell so good. I have some growing right outside my front door.

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  18. I'm not sure what I love more--the fragrance of peonies or Mary Oliver poems!! Both are heavenly. :)

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  19. Hi Duni (and Sammy;)

    I married also in May :)))))
    Its the best spring month always !!!

    (Sorry for our long absence ...
    I needed a break
    its so silent at home (because Suzanne has also a appartment)
    Now i'm really alone ;(

    Enjoy celebrating your wedding date :))
    ((hugs))

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  20. Gorgeous!!

    I like May too!

    :)

    My birthday is in one week!

    :)

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  21. These are my favorite flowers. I will check into putting some in at the new house. Thanks for the idea and the pretty poem :)

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  22. Liebe Duni,

    der Mai ist wirklich ein schöner Monat zum heiraten! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Hochzeitstag!
    Stell Dir vor, Du hast bei meiner Verlosung gewonnen! Freue mich sehr für Dich!
    Du hast wirklich einen schönen Blog!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Verena

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  23. Absolutely divine, the flowers, poetry, the month of May - all of it:):) Happy Anniversary! It is also my birthday month:)

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  24. Beautiful, wish you a good month too!

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  25. Peonies are beautiful, mine are blooming now.

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