Sunday, June 12, 2011


 here are a few shots
of the promised bouquet
of peonies

 you may ask
when do i have time to play with flowers?

 i don't

life is too stinkin' short, dang-it

the peonies will be gone before i know it

 i might have have disaster all around  me
i do
there might not be a clear spot on the counter
there isn't
my hair might be a mess
it is 
i have beauty

 this quote has been taped onto our upstairs bathroom mirror 
ever since my oldest daughter 
was still here at home..
in  her handwriting...
~ that is beauty ~


marga said...

O my......what a beautiful pictures you made from your peonies! I'm trying to dry them, keep my fingers crossed!

Ellinor said...

Hugs /Ellinors Hus

Unknown said...

So glad you took a break! They are more than lovely! :)



Hi Rene, I'm so glad you were able to leave a comment! Other bloggers are now able to comment also; I'm glad it got fixed. I love your peonies; mine are still in buds. I bet you are busy getting ready for your sale. I wish we could come, but we are scheduled to go to Boise probably the last week in June. I also love your kitties! So cute!
I'm having a vintage rose giveaway if you want to sign up.
Hope you're having a great Sunday!
~ Julie

Sweet Young Journey said...

Hi Rene! Your pictures and peonies are beautiful!
I'm a new follower to your blog.....
your blog is so inspiring!
: ) Cheryl

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rene, your peonies are absolutely beautiful! Hope your having a wonderful Sunday afternoon!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

mudderbear said...

I love peonies most of all. They are the MOST lovely of any flower. And your philosophy is right on target. Life is 'too stinkin' short' to miss out on all this. How wonderful to have the special posting with your daughter's handwriting on it. That is a beautiful treasure...reminds me of many lovely things.

Diane said...

I'm glad you took the time Rene. These are beautiful. And we can look back at them again and again. Thank you. Diane

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful peonies...


skye said...

SO lovely!! And I am adding that to my "quote book". Perfect!! Thank you.

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful images of your peonies. I'm glad you took time to photograph them. Life is too short to not stop and smell the roses or peonies, at least once in a season. Blessings, Pamela

Anonymous said...

that is beauty and the truth, lovely

deb mills said...

oh so true! and i so agree with your post.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for sharing such beauty to start off my week!!

You have to take time for yourself for some fun!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I think we all need to make time to play with flowers. These are just beautiful. Hope you have an awesome week!!

Unknown said...

Just lovely...wonderful post!

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

You are so right...what a beautiful post. Enjoy those peonies!

Leah C said...

We all need a little beauty in our lives:) So glad you took the time to share those beautiful them!

Ido said...

Beautiful photography, you are a very talented lady, I really enjoy visiting your blog!

mitchiesmom said...

Love these photos and the quote is priceless!! Just tumbled onto your blog - going to make you a habit! Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your flowers are gorgeous as are your photos. Happy week to you!


Rose Petal Hollow said...

I just love the aged looks on your photos. How are they done? Beautiful~

Through The Garden Gate said...

You always have the "BEST" posts!!
Sooo, true, we should all take time to enjoy the small things in life. Life is just always so Crazy!
Thanks for always having such beautiful posts!!! Hugs, Pam

Tina said...

Love your photos of those beautiful peonies - my all time favorite flower.
Love your blog too.

Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

She is beautiful & wise & poetic like her Mother! :o) That is so wonderful ! You have so much to celebrate ! I smile at that happy thought ! Sincerely, Rhonda


Love that sweetie! We're getting ready for the big ol' yard sale around here and the house is a MESS. But I had to stop over and say hello.


Lynn said...

So love the peonies. Ah you are right, life is too short to miss peonie season. Since we don't have them on the gulf coast here in FL, I adore blogs that feature them. They look beautiful. I so like the quote. I am going to print (when I get some ink for the printer one of these days) and put in a small frame on my desk in my studio here. Makes me smile and a great way to start the day thinking like that. Good luck with you weekend show/sale.

java girl said...

That is a wonderful quote to remember!

PeregrineBlue said...

i wrote something similar on my facebook wall the other day that just came to me, it says something like this
"we are here as humans to solve problems, not create them.". we tend to complicate rather simplify our lives. it is all a matter of balance and sustainability.

always a pleasure to stop by and visit you.