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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label peony flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peony flowers. Show all posts

Sunday, June 29, 2014

crazy about peonies ~

happy sunday to all ~

well, last week was just full of craziness, but i'm finally getting around to editing a few pics, {actually figuring out to view them on the new mac computer honestly!} and these absolutely ... glorious... stunning peonies were just a big ray of sunshine!  such a visual treat, and they are looking pretty breathtaking on my new mac, too!  {now i just have to learn the program}  :)   

 these beauties are courtesy of a cluster of june morning stops at paris gibson gardens in great falls.  {love this garden}, and a few others too.  we've had such cool weather this june, but perfect for blooms, and the peonies showed up in fine style!

the really awesome revelation for me personally, is that i never knew there were so many types of peonies! i want to grown at least one of each!



thank you mr ant for helping these spring prom queens to come to the dance!







i don't know what this purple pink long stemmed flower is, and i don't believe it's lavender {i am growing some of my own} but it is likely a family member, perhaps?  

no matter, it's oh~so~beautiful {and such great inspiration for sketch or two?!}

saying goodbye to a june that is fading with the peonies... and ready to say hello to the next month of grand adventure!

have a great one!
xo
soli deo gloria!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Not Just Peonies ~

A friend brought peony blossoms to our Church Services  a week ago, last Sunday, and offered them to me afterwards!  

Aren't they lovely?    And those buds I cut off on Friday, and they are now blooming as well ~ another lesson... and I hope you'll read on ...
I couldn't wait to get them home and start taking pictures!
I love the light streaming through the petals, and the bright pink tones.  And that gorgeous white-pink delicate edge of each petal.
I'm sure y'all out there won't be surprised to read that I can be entertained for hours, just taking pictures...  studying the light ...
Look at that gorgeous texture!  Those pretty, lovely lines of curly edges, and all the shadows of light and dark ...

Softly scented, velvet petals.   Larger-than-life blooms. 
A sweet aroma, for sure.  A sensory delight of color, fragrance, light and touch.

I woke up with a headache Saturday morning.  And no medicine made it better.  And I let it make me very cranky ---  this is not what I wanted my weekend to be!  I couldn't hardly see straight, and, we missed a wonderful outdoor wedding and party with our friends and community, too.  Although I woke on Sunday morning with just a bit of it's lingering effects, I am happy to say this headache is on it's way out the door.  

Unfortunately, my crankiness was not a very sweet aroma yesterday.  The peony pictures reminded me that even in the midst of not feeling well, I have the opportunity to be the sweet fragrance of Christ. {2 Cor 2:14-17} of the New Living Translation, which I re-read today, and in part:  "... our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God..."


I pray to be a sweet fragrance~
XO
Leslie
Joining "Think on These Things"


    


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