Saturday 16 May 2009

Beauty in the Rain

Delavay's Tree Peony
Paeonia delavayi Franch.
Native in the Chinese Provinces
of Likiang und Yunnan.

Photographed by Merisi
in the Alpine Garden
of the Belvedere
May 15, 2009

Peonies bloom not only
in Vienna's public gardens,
but in the most unexpected places -
click on the pictures
to see for yourself!
Enjoy! :-)


  1. Hi Merisi,

    Your peonies are beautiful - I love them for their old fashioned femininity and lack of pretension.

    Thanks for some Sat afternoon delight...

    Happy Days

  2. so fresh, that I can almost feel the smell!

  3. You are welcome, Delwyn! :-)
    Peonies are my favorite flowers,
    they could ask me anything,
    I would do it, just to see them bloom.

  4. Love popping in to see your posts -beautiful as always!

  5. The flowers are lovely and so is the rain! By the way it started to rain here in my part of Japan today...what a coincidence!

  6. Love those peonies! Thank you for reminding me of that beautiful German phrase you left on Britt-Arnhild's blog. I love it!

  7. Anonymous16 May, 2009

    These are lush! :)

    Love the Seurat-like look of the reflections in the previous post.

  8. These are beautiful. I don't have Peonies now, I used to. They were always covered in ants. Do you have that problem?
    ~ Carol ~

  9. I absolutely love Peonies but have no success with growing the perennial ones due to our climate. I do have three Tree Peonies in pots doing rather well and a pink one in the ground which I fear died this last summer. I had it before for 24 years and now it seems to be no more...a pity.

  10. Hello Merisi,

    On this Saturday morning, I have just had the pleasure on catching up on your recent posts.

    (Not just your beautiful photos, but also the words that surround them, bring inspiration. Thank you for including the links to the "what makes us happy" article and column.)

    Thank you for the flowers, trees, palaces, green green lawns and paths, and, of course, those cafes.


  11. These are absolutely stunning! You capture the raindrops exquisitely! I don't know how you do it, but I am once more amazed by your brilliant work! Fabulous! ~Janine XO

  12. Anonymous16 May, 2009

    There they are! I love peonies. We had a rose bush that for whatever reason, did not fare well this past winter, and I said I thought we should replace it with a peony. We'll see. Those are beautiful!

  13. Anonymous16 May, 2009

    I love the rain and the opportunities it presents.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Merisi and for your comments. I’ve been huge fan your blog for some time now. It makes me sad that I did not get to visit Vienna on my trip last year, but I definitely will on my next trip.

    I really enjoy your pictures, they’re lovely, your composition is wonderful.


  14. Olá Merisi!

    Thanks for your lovely comments in my blog!
    I always admire your work. Beautiful landscapes!
    As we say in Brazil: muitos beijos(kisses)!

  15. THere is a particular beauty to flowers in the rain. I just bought a tree peonie yesterday!

  16. I love peonies! These are great shots with the rain drops.

  17. Anonymous17 May, 2009

    Once again you have inspired me Merisi, I am off to the garden to capture rain drops on my first rose of the year.

    Beautiful as ever.


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