Friday 6 May 2011

In the Time of Peonies
Vienna in May


in the Morning Light

at my Kitchen Window


Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Oh your peonies are to die for! Love all those little crinkles in pink:) Have a great weekend!

  2. So beautiful! I just bought some for myself yesterday and learned that they are called "pivoines" here; and in turn I taught the florist at the market the English term peonies :-)

    By the way, I just noticed that the color of your post titles now match your photos, very pretty!

  3. How wonderful to have such loveliness right out your kitchen window.

  4. I think peonies are my favorite flower. Not yet, but soon in my neck of the woods.

  5. Hello Merisi, Viena in May is wonderful!!! I love peonies!
    But I think here in Brazil is very hot for them, isn't it?!

  6. Pink peonies bursting from those spherical buds...signalling spring at its best.

    Peonies are wonderful subjects for watercolor paintings, too.

    Happy weekend to you, Merisi. xo

  7. What dramatic peonies--my favorites! They look gorgeous! Happy Mother's Day weekend, Merisi!

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous images. I was so excited to see them out here in England last week and have some on my kitchen table right now!

  9. Our first peonies are opening -- the white ones. Such romantic, blowzy flowers!

  10. Beautiful in PINK, and mine are just about ready to show their faces too~

    Wondering...can you still view my blog? Two have said it is either blocked, or they can no longer access frustrating~

  11. .. breathtaking ... my favorite ... why, I don't know ... maybe because my grandmother had them in her garden ... thanks for such beautiful pictures

  12. Anonymous07 May, 2011

    We are getting spoiled ...!

  13. Anonymous07 May, 2011

    This is a balm for the soul. So magical!

  14. I have a plant in a pot in my garden that last year appeared, grew to about two feet and then seemed to die. This year it grew again and now has two buds on it...round hard buds that could just be pink. I think...only think mind you, that I bought it about two years ago, plunged it into a pot and forgot all about it. Hard to tell in your picture if the leaves are the same.
    I can't wait to see if they are as beautiful as your Peonies.

    If they are then it will be on their own merit, for I had completely left them to their own devices.

    Gorgeous pictures, Merisi.

  15. Oh Heavenly Peonies...
    My favorites.
    My fridge is full of them, like Cinderella's coach.
    If I let them out, they will turn back into pumpkins andfall apart.
    So fragile and transient..

  16. Thank you all for your kind comments! :-)

    Newly transplanted peonies do not bloom the first spring. They usually need at least two years to establish themselves and bloom as profusely as we love to see them (or so I was told once by a gardener back in DC - where peonies flower abundantly in gardens, but cost a fortune in the flower shop, about 5 US Dollars a bud). Good luck with yours!

  17. Oh, how I love pink peonies!
    So lovely in the beautiful spring light!

  18. Oh! Hier fehlen mir einfach die Worte....Wunderschön!


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