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Sunday, June 05, 2005


Sunday Post ~ Take time to smell the peonies.

Psalm 90:12-17
"Teach us to count the days; teach us to make the days count." ~ Chris Rice

file under: &Sunday Post

29 heads are better than one . . .

Blogger Dawn said...

ok stupid question, but are all these flowers (from your posts) in your backyard? you seem to have a wonderful array of lush vegetation and must smell nice too!

 
Blogger August95 said...

Beautiful, I love the daisies in the back ground also. Thank you for the nice pic.

 
Blogger Susie said...

blogaholic, not at all stupid. With the exception of one forsythia pic (because mine hadn't bloomed yet), they've all been from my yard. Lush is a good word for it (the yard, not me). I feel very blessed with my summer yard, and peonies do have one of the most heavenly scents I can imagine.

august95, thank you, I am happy to share them.

 
Anonymous MrsDoF said...

Susie, your pictures are so nice on Sunday mornings. Thank you.
Whenever I See peonies, I remember how the girl in the book SUMMER SISTERS by Judy Blume, she loved the Smell of peonies because of that one time in seat of the truck, umm, better not say more.
It is a good book, about six women in my building read it before I got it returned, all dog-earred and smeared with chocolate fingerprints.

 
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

So pretty! I wish my peonies were in bloom already.

*sigh*

I guess it's just a case of Peonies Envy.

 
Blogger Squirl said...

Lovely flowers, Susie. Smartass remark, Bucky.

 
Blogger marybishop said...

Peonies are my favorites, and unlike the ones in my yard, yours aren't covered in ants...how'd you do that?

Happy Sunday!

 
Blogger SierraBella said...

While reading this during my first cup of morning coffee, I saw "teach us to make the dogs count." - Chris Rock
*heading off for t'nother cup*

 
Anonymous lawbrat said...

I love your Sunday posts. They always put me in a better mood, regardless of starting mood. It could be the best day, and its just gets better!

 
Blogger Susie said...

mrsDoF, well now I'll have to read and see what that's all about. And I'll put chocolate finger prints on it, too, in your honor. I'd do that for you.

bucky, at least you didn't offer to pee on 'ese. Only trouble is they come and go so quickly, I wish they lasted all summer.

squirl, thank you, classy sister ;)

MB, happy Sunday to you. The ants are there, just hiding. I think I'll post another picture during the week where they're quite visible. Ants are to peonies as thorns are to roses. Sort of.

sierrabella, OK, if you can make the dogs count, and you can teach US to make the dogs count, then we will all get together and go on Letterman. heeheeeeeeee

lawbrat, right backatcha -- your comment made my day better :)

 
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

So pretty! So peaceful! So talented...Do you and Greenthumb share notes?

 
Blogger Torrie said...

Do peonies smell? Or, was that just a metaphor?

 
Anonymous MrsDoF said...

Torrie, oh yeah, peonies have a real nice smell.
I even know which yard has them when I'm driving by.

 
Blogger Greenthumb said...

Lovely peonies! One of my favorite flowers and also one of my grandmothers, she used to collect them. We used to cut them for Memorial day gravesites.

Spurious Plum: Susie is my sista', and so, it's only natural that we share the same passion and flare for botanical splendor.

 
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Last house we had, we planted two daphnes right outside the door. Going between them was like visiting the Chanel No. 5 factory. Thanks for the good pic.

 
Blogger eclectic said...

So glad you made it through Friday and experienced peace this weekend. Gorgeous flowers -- they remind me of my grandma's yard. That was the hardest thing for my mom when Grandma died, because it was winter when they sold Grandma's house, so mom couldn't find any of Grandma's peonies to take with her. She has since planted some of her own, but they always remind me of G-ma.

 
Blogger laurenbove said...

Ooo I can smell them! I can! I must get some for my yard. I've been planting but it's all shade garden stuff. I really need to find me a sunny spot for those peonies.

 
Blogger kenju said...

The peonies are gorgeous. Whenever I am in a room with them, I can almost get drunk on the smll.

 
Blogger Susie said...

plum, as Greenie says, I guess it's in the genes ;) I don't have his knowledge or skill; I do have passion for flowers, and I have luck with them, sometimes. And I have a husband who has worked his butt off in our backyard this summer.

torrie, as others here have said, boy, do they ever! To me, they are the MOST glorious of flowers. Huge, plate-size, fluffy blooms, many colors, with a fragrance that is indescribable. I like it more than the rose fragrance, which I do like, a lot. You must find some to inhale!

Yes, what mrsDoF said :)

greenie, hoss, and eclectic, I do think of them as being "old-fashioned" flowers, like in a granny's garden. Where these are, I have daisies, holly-hocks, snapdragons, and such, all of which I think of as old-fashioned. I still have room, and it's a part-shade area. Any other ideas for old-fashioned flowers?

laurenbove, you must get some, they are so enjoyable. As I said, this particular bush is in part-shade, although my others are in sun.

kenju, welcome, and yes, they are intoxicating. Oh, you're a flower child, any old-fashioned shady suggestions? :)

 
Blogger ieatcrayonz said...

You made me think of Matthew 13:32

God bless you, Susie.

 
Blogger Andrea said...

Mmmmmmm...when we move to a house I know we're going to stay at forever, I will plant peonies...and lilacs, and tulips, and rosebushes, and all the other flowers we had in my yard when I was growing up.

Oh yeah, and violets. Must have violets. :)

 
Blogger Candace said...

Happy Sunday to you,
Happy Sunday to you,
Happy Sunday dear Susie...
Happy Sunday to you!

OK, it's a bit late here (10:43 pm), but it's been a busy day!

:-)

 
Blogger mrtl said...

Coming in late, I know. Happy Monday!

 
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Must not make pee joke. Must not be like Bucky and make penis joke. MUST BE GOOD.


Hey! I come to your blog for a good time and now you Pee on my eye?

My Susie, I never knew you had such a LARGE peonis, no wonder your so popular with the ladies round these parts, oh and Greenie too!


I am so ashamed of myself. Really I am.

 
Anonymous Julie said...

Amen, SusieToo.

 
Blogger Susie said...

robyn, thank you for that, I like being sent to look things up :)

andrea, the advice you didn't ask for: don't wait. Plant what you love now. You will get joy from them until you move. Don't wait.

misfit, same song back to you, but it's Monday now. Make the necessary lyrical adjustments. :)

mrtl, I have to find out the time difference between us. Maybe I'll call the library info desk. Or you could tell me :)

jessicarabbit! . . . . smell my peonies.

julie, Hi, there! I must come and visit you. I think I have, but you keep sending me other places with your linkydinks, and I get lost in blogworld!

 
Blogger Effie said...

Such beautiful peonies! The house we hope to buy has beautiful peonies in the front--they look just like that! Kind of freaky that you posted those exact flowers on the day we made the offer....

 
Blogger Mamaramma said...

Hello - checking in from the wild west! Missing you and all my blogger friends! - mamaramma (I think my account may have expired!)

 
Blogger Susie said...

MAMARAMMA!, I've been thinking of you all the time!!! Email me and tell me whassup! You didn't expire. Blogger is forever. I know this because I wanted the URL "whatwasithinking," and the person who has it hasn't used it in over a year, but blogger won't let me have it. I'm so happy to hear from you!

 


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