Friday, May 31, 2013

A spell of sunshine!

A spell of sunshine lured me away from my desk into the garden...and to my surprise I found the peonies in full bloom despite the rain and cold weather.

The river is smooth and calm this evening,
The peony flowers bloom.
The moon floats on the current.
The tide carries the stars.
 ( Qian Qi Tang Dynasty)

Peonies are my favorite flowers but Irises are not too bad either.


  1. The sun does light up these flowers! Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. Oh how I love peonies! This is one great thing about being here on the farm in Virginia visiting my parents. My mom has a number of peonies and I've been cutting them and putting them throughout the house! The aroma is so delightful!

  3. Prachtvolle Sommerschönheiten ... deine wunderbaren Bilder strahlen eine solche Lebensfreude aus, das ist total ansteckend. Danke!!

    alles Liebe und ein schönes Wochenende


  4. there isn't a flower i don't like...these are lovely!!!

  5. Peonies are one of my favourite flowers! Their blossoms are really gorgeous. But unfortunately this year I didn't manage to take some beautiful flower photos of the peonies in my parent's garden, this May was too much rain and nearly no opportunities to capture some great photos of the blossoms.

    Have a sunny weekend, Uwe.