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

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

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers – Flowers

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Flowers!

Flowers whisper “Beauty!” to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.  ~Dr. SunWolf,

Peony in bloom Peony opening Peony in its glory Wilted Peony

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Peony – weekend flowers # 72

Peony is one of my favorite flowers

The raindrops  add a beautiful effect

More  at: weekend flowers # 72