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Jun 14, 2012

...peony princess

hello dearest readers!

thank you ~
 for visiting the land of odds...

a place,
where you can come to escape into fairyland

even if only for a moment!!

aren't peonies one of the loveliest of flowers?

their season is but fleeting

they no sooner
 delight us with their elegant blooms,
and almost ~
in the blink of an eye,
they are gone...

this year,
i was fortunate to have 32
pink and white peony bushes!!

(do you think the landlord would notice
if i packed them
and took them with me?!?)

 i desired to capture their beauty to behold
as best as i could
so that long after they were spent,
i could still reflect upon their pure beauty!

here are what peonies look like through my eyes...

~ enjoy ~

~ a peony princess ~

climbing a ladder...

to catch a glimpse...

of the rarely seen...

peony bird!

have you ever seen one?

you would know it if you did,
for their nests are spun out of lace!

and oh!
what ethereal delight,
to step upon petals so soft and fragrant 

i should think that we were indeed
in fairyland!

could you imagine the feeling of petals upon your toes?!?

sheer bliss...

i loved how this next image looks fluttery
and  the peony petals are suspended in mid air

and if we were,

 to perchance


upon a bed of peony petals...

do you think,
we'd ever wake?!

dreamy delightfulness!!

and that,
my dears,

is what peonies look like through my eyes:)

sharing this with:
brambleberry cottage's: time travel thursday
common ground's: vintage inspiration
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
romantic home's: show and tell friday
the charm of home's: home sweet home
rooted in thyme's: simple sweet fridays

here's to beautiful peonies!!


  1. My dear Rosemary,

    You once again inspire and enlighten-who knew about those Peony Birds??!!! ;-) I love this post because it is so fun and dreamlike and well, YOU!

    Enjoy your weekend my friend,

    P.S. I adore peonies-our few are bloomed out so I may have to make due with a little bouquet from the store.

  2. Stunning images. I love the bed of peonies.

  3. Hi Rosemary...
    Now this is decandent!! Amazing... Stunning! I love when the fairy goes to sleep in the petals... sigh...

  4. Hi Rosemary,
    Such a lovely images! What a beautiful way to capture the pure beauty of your peonies!

  5. Such a pretty pretty post! Love it!

  6. Dear RoseMary,
    I do have a Peony bird,-It flew all the way, many years ago, from your garden to mine- when I purchased one of your beautiful birds, I still love it :-)
    So wonderful photoes as alwayes, of your beautiful daughter!

  7. Peonies are indeed my fav Flower... and your Images are Ethereal!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  8. Rosemary....you truly know how to spin a sweet tale from simple beauty. I always love the way you entwine a story around your beautiful photos. ♥ Is that your daughter in that magnificent dress? She should seek out a modeling career. :) Peonies have always been my favorite flower in the garden, right next to roses. I love their feminine ruffly-ness and their intoxicating fragrance.

    So, where are you moving to now....? :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. Rosemary,
    Your photos are lovely.Yes peonies are gorgeous flowers.Yours are beautiful!!!!!

  10. Here I am looking at your peonies again! Amazing lushness!

  11. i have to say, that i truly love to look at the ARTWORK that you display on your blog. your pics are absolutely gorgeous. what a wonderful job you do. and so very original. cant wait for your new posts, but have to say, this one is one of my favs. thanks for sharing. you are definitely one of a kind. im amazed at your work.

  12. Such a dreamy and enchanting post. Peonies are one of my favorites, but I do wish they would last longer:-)


  13. indeed a peony princess resides here :)
    Love the photos of beauty, my daughters favorite flower :)

    Rosemary PLEASE!! visit, I am having a soulful GiveAway and would like you in the mix :)
    I know how much you love GiveAways, this is one that would bring inspiration to your style as it does mine :)

    See you soon dear friend.

  14. Oh and PS....I forgot to mention how I love the new header of "LOVE"

  15. That was so completely delightful... oh my gosh... i love the way you create


  16. Oh my goodness Rosemary! Such beautiful photos once again! And did I hear you right?? 32 bushes!! That is just wrong!! ha...just kidding!! So happy for you!

  17. Here are those ethereal peonies again LOL...I finally got some of my own. The petals still retain a scent even dried...I love them. I made a post about my quest for them. http://fairycafeandgarden.blogspot.com/2012/06/peonies.html The white ones were the most dreamy ones I've ever had. Your post is beautiful, and I'm happier today for having been here :D

  18. Truly dreamy, Rosemary! Seeing the Land of Peony through your eyes was quite delightful! And your fairy princess is a lovely lass. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again. Have you entered my "French-inpired" giveaway? Tonight is the last night to do so.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  19. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  20. Beautiful!!! Every time I visit San Luis Obispo, CA I marvel at the peonies. Here in Texas we just don't have them. They can't take the heat. And to tell the truth... neither can I. Have a great weekend.

  21. Hi Rosemary,
    How lucky you are to have captured a glimpse of a beautiful fairy at play among the flowers! Lovely.
    We'd love to have you share this vision with us at WIW, too.


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