Squirl's Nest

Friday, June 13, 2008

Peonies '08

Well, surprise, surprise, I have more pictures of flowers from my garden. I think there are more blossoms this year than there were last year. But I was lucky enough last Saturday morning to get pictures with good rain droplets on them.





Here's a crop. This one is on my desktop right now. If you click on these and choose All Sizes, they really are much cooler in the large size.

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Blogger chia said...

Our neighbour in Detroit used to jar all of her urinary excretions to water her peonies with. It wasn't until I was 8 that I realized they were "peonies" and not called "pee on me's".

Those cost extra.

Fri Jun 13, 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hee, I remember you told me that story before. Hilarious!

Fri Jun 13, 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I think it's time for me to whip out my peonies envy again.

Fri Jun 13, 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, it just wouldn't be right if you didn't. :-)

Fri Jun 13, 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Very nice, as usual, Ms. Squirl. When are you going to publish your book of flower photos?

Sat Jun 14, 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Its looking real 'purty' over there!
Seems like you and Ichabod have really settled in.

Sun Jun 15, 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

Beeeautiful. Do your peonies get ants? I remember growing up the peonies were always covered in ants. I bet my teachers did not appreciate those peony bouquets as much as I thought they did! :-)

Sun Jun 15, 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, thanks! Don't know if I have the energy to actually put a whole book together. But you're so sweet.

Sierrabella, hi, so nice to see you! Thanks! Yes, I'm really loving the yard. He'd like to move back to Grand Rapids, but I think we're staying put for a while.

Jenski, yes there are ants. Lots of ants. They must be really sweet. Hope the anty peonies didn't affect your grades. :-)


Mon Jun 16, 06:54:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Squirl these are just beautiful. I might go take a photo of whats out front and some one can give me advice on how to get rid of all that crap.. where I can have pretty flowers in my front yard..

Mon Jun 16, 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

How gorgeous!

What beautiful photos. Catching them with raindrops on them was really smart, because it definitely adds to the photos.

Mon Jun 16, 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, thanks! I'll have to come over and check it out.

Danielle, thanks! I was really happy to catch those raindrops.

Tue Jun 17, 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I've got peonies envy too!
L's mother gave us a couple of beautiful ones that we planted at our old house. Unfortunately, I forgot to dig them up when we moved. :(

I love the water drops on the blossoms!

Tue Jun 17, 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, shoot, too bad you didn't bring them with you. Of course, I have this because the previous people left it. :-)

Tue Jun 17, 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Purty! Love the soft pink color.

Tue Jun 17, 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Ok. I got my photo's of my front yard up and they are horrendous. They are just terrible...

Tue Jun 24, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Squirl, I just remembered so I had to come back and tell you: when I was a small kid in the West End of Louisville, Mrs. Dean, my next door neighbor often talked about her peonies and I always wanted her to put a saddle on one so that I could ride one.

Tue Jun 24, 11:43:00 PM  

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