Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pink Peony Portraits

My pink peonies are way too heavy to stand upright and are in their last days in the garden. I put a white plastic bag on the ground to photograph this one after a soft, short rain yesterday.


Good bye peonies. See you next year in all your beauty.

11 comments:

Beth said...

So beautiful!
I wish they could last all season. Or at least more than a week or two.
I have some in my yard and I keep meaning to get those peony support frame thingees and get then in place early enough but then, the plants are spent so soon, I never follow through.

Content in a Cottage said...

Beth -- I keep meaning to do the same thing to my pink peonies. I know they always need supporting but I always wait until it's too late too. Peony season is too short but they thrill us by being the first to bloom after a long winter. They never disappoint.
xo, Rosemary

minwks said...

Those two photographs are truly outstanding. Thank you for posting them.
Regards J

Mama Pea said...

That's the only thing wrong with peonies . . . they just don't last long enough!

Content in a Cottage said...

minwks -- Thanks for liking my peony photographs. That's the only way to make them last longer.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Mama Pea -- I know. I never pick mine because they are the most beautiful outside where they can shed their petals at will. All the rain we had when mine first bloomed shortened their season this year. But I still love them and I can always look at my photos to remember them. My red ones only lasted a few days.
xo, Rosemary

annette said...

So beautiful and I love the fragrance. I live in Ca. where I can grow nearly anything and,yet, what I miss the most are peonies, lilacs and lily of the valley from my childhood in Wisconsin!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

They come and go so quickly - they teach you to enjoy them for the short time they are here - a lesson? hmmmmm

Pam said...

Those lovely photographs reminded me of the cycle of life. There can be beauty at every stage, if we simply look for it.

Mia Farrago said...

Gorgeous photos!

Vickie H. said...

Just so magnificent!!! Thank you for sharing!