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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Pretty Pink Peony... My Sunday Photo

Even when the day brings mist and drizzle (mizzle) there is always something to brighten the day.
I couldn't resist capturing the raindrops clinging to the peony petals.
It's such a pity that you can't smell their beautiful fragrance too, heightened by the still damp air.
I'm linking up once more with Photoalife and Mersad over at Through my lens
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by my place. 

64 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love peonies and these are stunning. What a colour!

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    1. So do I Sara,
      I think they are just exquisite and having to wait all year for them to appear just adds to the wow factor when they actually do burst into bloom.

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  2. Peonies are so pretty, I just love the colour on them and I keep wanting to buy new bunches!

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    1. I think they are beautiful and along with that gorgeous fragrance they are certainly a winner in my book.

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  3. These are stunning Neesie, I have meant to buy some peonies but always forget when I am out x

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    1. I know I'm so lucky to just go into the garden and pick a bunch. I've recently taken a cutting to enable me to have more. I'm thrilled because it appears to have taken.

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  4. What beautiful flowers, I love peonies so much.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Each time I look at them I love them more Darren... and their perfume is sensational too.
      Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a brilliant week ahead.

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  5. That is a beautiful picture, I love Peonies and was really disappointed when I had some recently that didn't open. I absolutely love to see raindrops on petal too, so pretty. I have posted a similar colour rose today, I loved that because the raindrops too. Great minds think alike ha! Have a lovely Sunday xx

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    1. I thought exactly the same thing when I saw your rose Lisa.
      I now realise what a popular plant the peony is... add raindrops and it's a winner!

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  6. They are beautiful - I love peonies #MySundayPhoto

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    1. They are kind of special aren't they Rachel. I just wish they would last longer or perhaps flower twice, but then they wouldn't be so special. I think it's the wait for them to appear adds to the wow factor when they do.

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  7. Fabulous photo. I love peonies this year it was so wet and humid when mine bloomed that they rotted, so lovely to see yours.
    #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I had a few rot last year so with having such a wet year this year I didn't expect much of a show... but they've been stunning!
      I'm happy to share mine Catherine and maybe next time you'll have more success. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Peonies are so pretty and you have captured this one perfectly #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I just happened to glance out of the window and saw them. They insisted that I captured them whilst they were having a shower.
      I loved the raindrops.

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  9. Love the raindrops on the peony - what a pretty colour it is :-)

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    1. Gorgeous pink isn't it Louise. I've managed to take a cutting which has rooted so I'm thrilled that I will have another plant for next year if I keep it safe over winter.

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  10. Love peonies, and add the rain, they're beautiful

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    1. I think the raindrops just put that finishing touch to them. I am so happy that I was able to capture the image.

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  11. What fab photos - the peonies are beautiful! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thank you. They looked so pretty that I just had to take a photo.
      I think they're beautiful too.

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  12. Hi Neesie, the raindrops are like natures diamonds. Very pretty.

    xx

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    1. Do you know Debbie that's exactly what I thought too. I nearly wrote it into the post too.

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  13. These are stunning! You have captured so much detail! x

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    1. Thank you Kim, they are beautiful aren't they?
      There are certainly up there in my top 10 flowers. I was thrilled that I actually captured them whilst they had the rain drops on them.

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  14. Gorgeous flower. And I love their scent. Think I'll use this one as inspiration for stamping today. Hugs

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    1. I find that so many roses don't have a fragrance, so it can be a little disappointing. Where as the peony certainly is one of the best fragrances. I love everything about the peony, it's shape, abundance of petals, colour and fragrance!
      Have fun stamping and I look forward to seeing what you create.

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  15. Roses are definitely the in photo this week, love the pink of this one and those rain drops make it.

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    1. The peony is very blousey, but I love it. That beautiful pink and along with the fragrance makes it one of my favourites.

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  16. Peonies are definitely one of the most beautiful flowers - I love the colours x

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    1. I totally agree with you Victoria, each time I look at them I smile.
      They are such a pretty pink too

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  17. I love seeing droplets of water on gorgeous flowers - fantastic photo!
    sandy xx

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    1. Thanks Sandy, I'd been looking at the flowers all afternoon thinking I would capture them for My Sunday Photo, but when the rain started I just had to get out there. I think it just finishes off the image.

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  18. Flowers look delicate and resilient cover with water drops. :)

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    1. I'm amazed that they haven't rotted with so much rain. Thankfully they seem fine, so I'll keep looking, admiring and picking the odd few to come into the house.

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  19. That image looks so refreshing. #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thanks Helena, I loved the effect of the raindrops on the pretty pink.

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  20. ooh pretty :) lovely pinks, would make a nice painting

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    1. I was thinking the same thing Jennifer. Tracey Fletcher King has actually painted a beautiful peony on a large canvas. I think she actually has cards printed with it too.

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  21. The close up looks like a giant pink fluffy cloud! Great photos xx #MySundayPhoto x

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    1. That describes the peony perfectly. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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    1. I totally agree Christine. It's up there with a few of my other favourites. I'd hate to have to list my favourites because I love so many.

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  23. Oh it's so pretty. I love peonies, probably one of my favourite flower. The colour of this is just gorgeous. I wish I could smell it! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Me too Lauren, I have to smile every time I look at them. They look so pretty with their beautiful pink petals and that gorgeous fragrance... they are certainly a winner in my book!

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    1. Gorgeous aren't they. I love them

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  25. Lucky it was just a light tinkling of rain - how beautiful Neesie!
    Well done to Andy you Scots must be thrilled!!!
    Wren x

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    1. We've had lots of tinkling Wren, but thankfully there's been some sun in between.
      Yes a brilliant win for Andy and I think not only the Scots, but all of the UK in general is thrilled with the win.

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  26. So refreshing to look at these photos! #mysundayphoto

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    1. Aww thank you for that lovely compliment. I loved them so thought I'd share them.

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I just couldn't resist capturing the image.

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  28. What a gorgeous flower photo! I also love your Sunday Sketches logo, it's lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa
      I couldn't resist taking the peony photograph and I really had fun creating the logo for Alexandra's Sunday Sketches.

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  29. Gorgeous! Peonies are my favourites, the colour and water droplets are stunning!

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    1. They're up their with my favourites too Hannah. I meant what's not to love... they look fabulous in their pretty pink plus they smell divine too. They make me smile just looking at them.

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  30. Very beautiful photo and peony! I love them very much and have many of them in my garden. They are now finished for this summer. But there is more flowers who will soon bloome in the garden :)

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    1. It's a fantastic time of year isn't it Marit, there's always something to admire as the season progresses. I think I might have to have more peonies in my garden after this years magnificent show!

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  31. You've captured those beautiful peonies beautifully!!!

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    1. Thank you... they certainly catch your attention in the garden and I couldn't resist capturing them on camera.

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  32. I love peonies, the smell of them and their beauty!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Denise!

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    1. Oh I love them too Frauke,
      I've picked a few for inside the house and their perfume is wonderful.

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