Sunday, July 6, 2014

Loving my Peonies

                   Hello everyone,
                                              We had a quite a weekend here as Arthur (a tropical storm )
                              passed through . I am happy to say our garden
                                  did pretty good but we lost a big tree in our driveway
                                    and some big branches off other trees by the driveway.
                                    We lost our power for several hours as well. We were
                                   on drier side and hardly got any rain though ~but wind!

                                       It did play havoc with trees around the Island
                                    and a sail boat sunk in the harbor but it could
             have been a lot worse for sure.


           Anyway, lets enjoy the beauty of some
      of my peony bouquets.These photos
were all taken in the boathouse.


                                                                I bought this antique vase in a hospice
                                                               shop in Florida.

                                  Don't you just love peony season?

                               I love the beauty of them but also
the fragrance!

                                   Thanks for visiting and for the lovely
                                   comments and emails on our garden.



Beata said...


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I adore peonies, and mine have long since bloomed. The coolness and peace of the pink is so pretty.

Cindy said...

Lovely pics!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love peonies! They are my favorites.


Susan said...

Yes, I do love peony season,Carolyn ad yours are gorgeous.We have burgundy and white but I love your light pinks. Susan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your pictures are just gorgeous, Carolyn! If I had a list of places I'd like to nap, I think your boathouse would be on it. : )

Anne Yusnizah said...

Hi Carolyn, very lovely combination....the peonies is sooo them all...

Marille said...

I love peonies, they are very beautiful flowers...
Carolyn, You take lovely photos :)
Greetings from Poland :-)

Andi's English Attic said...

Glad you got through the storm with few casualties.
We have just one peony in our garden, inherited from the previous owner. It just has one or two blooms per year.
Caroline, I wanted to email you but my computer won't let me for some reason. I just want to say thank you for writing your beautiful blog. I'm going through a dark patch at the moment and your blog is a ray of sunshine that's helping me. Thank you. Love, Andi xx

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The colors here are wonderful! Beautiful peonies. What a lovely setting for your photos! Glad you were able to weather the storm safe and sound.

The Tablescaper said...


Your peonies are gorgeous. Mine didn't survive the rain.

Happy that Arthur didn't bother you too much.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Pam said...

Carolyn, your pictures are so lovely as they always are. Your peonies are beautiful. I'm enjoying yours as mine have been gone for awhile.
I thought of you and your garden when I was watching Arthur's path. So glad you didn't have too much damage.

Régine R said...

C'est toujours un grand plaisir de vous lire Carolyn, bises de France

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Well the weather has been getting you coming and going this year!! I am glad you didn't receive too much damage!
Such gorgeous Peonies, love the soft pink! and, what a sweet rosy doily!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I want to LIVE in our boathouse! It is so serene and calm and inviting. I could take every photo you posted today and frame it and put it up on my wall... maybe to inspire me to have a bedroom like your boathouse! Thank you for sharing your lovely peonies too... where I live we can't have much of a garden as we have freezing temperatures at night, even through the summer. I absolutely love your photos and wonderful flowers.