From my archives – Peony

November will be filled with photos from the archives .

The luxurious flowers of Peony ‘Double Pink’ are ruffled and petal packed, unfurling from round buds in early summer, revealing petal after petal until fully open. Large, flamboyant blooms coupled with a sweet, light fragrance.

Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is an exquisite herbaceous peony with ruffled, flamingo-pink, double blooms that open from large, and rounded buds. This RHS AGM variety has been popular since its introduction in 1905, and still beguiles gardeners with its sheer flower power. With a slightly taller habit than most, this beauty is one for planting towards the back of perennial borders, where its glamorous blooms will rise above a clump of deeply divided, dark green foliage.

I don’t know which one these are, I do know I love peonies, one of my favorite flowers. I some how was able to kill mine at my summer house, but then again I don’t remember planting it, it appeared and after several year it disappeared… but it was lovely addition to my very scantly garden

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. 

Pink Peony

Vintage Rose

If you had not already guessed this was a theme in my FB photography group in April. Topic was Vintage rose, here are some of my efforts to capture the theme.

Flower power 3

These are my last photos from my local florist, needed a lift in spirits so I went to photograph the beauty of flowers at a florist as there are none outside for some time.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Off-Centered

These three are off-centered , the powerline on the right in the wheat field, the photo was taken at midnight yesterday as the fog came in. The boys and the chair… and more traditional the peony on the left in the evening light.fog- Ritva Sillanmäki (34 of 45) Raasepori-155 garden flowers- Ritva Sillanmäki (28 of 30)

This post is linked to A Photo a Week Challenge: Off-Centered

NF Inspiring Photography/Catching the light

Here is light from today – peony bud.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Word layers can be interpreted  in so many ways, here are few of mine.

Manmade layers



SONY DSC Old barn (5)

Flowers, leafs on the ground – natures layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers