Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday









Today I am thankful for 3 blooms on the pink peony, as it had just 1 last year. (It looks purple in last years photos, but this post most accurately reflects the flowers' natural color. Hopefully, my photography skills have improved at least just a little)...


Words and photos ©Thanks For Today, by Jan Huston Doble

21 comments:

  1. Incredibly beautiful post Jan! Such lovely words and pictures. Today I am very thankful for 1 bloom on my little Rhodo, as it had none last year.

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  2. Three blooms -- triple the enjoyment. I have the same thankful feeling about my fern leaf peony. Every year it gives me one additional bloom. This year it's up to four.

    Jan, you're an amazing photographer.

    donna

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  3. Stunning photos..congrats on the three blooms!

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  4. Incredibly beautiful! Jan, I am thankful for all my blogging friends, especially you. Pam

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  5. I'm breathless! Those are beautiful, Jan!

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  6. Isn't it amazing how more blooms can really make your day. Beautiful raindrop photos.

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  7. Those are some killer close-ups! I am enjoying all the peonies this time of year.
    You have a couple gardens in your neck of the woods that has lots of beautiful peonies!! Greensprings and Meadowlark. Both worth a visit.

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  8. Your peony buds are wonderful, Jan -- I can't wait to see photos of them fully opened. :)

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  9. Gorgeous picture! Love the buds with the raindrops. Can't wait to see its opening!

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  10. How beautiful. I can't wait for mine to bloom.
    Marnie

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  11. A beautiful photo of the peony with water droplets. Very nice. Valerie

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  12. Well, what a blessing to have three times as many this year :-) The buds are absolutely beautiful.

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  13. Hi Jan. Girl you peony images are just beautiful! They look so pretty with the glistening water drops on them. Beautiful!

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  14. Our peonies look exactly like that. Can't wait for the buds to pop.

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  15. Gorgeous close-ups. I think the buds are as pretty as the open flowers.

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  16. Your shots of the Peony buds are amazing!

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  17. Absolutely stunning Jan!

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  18. Hi Jan, Peonies are gorgeous aren't they? I can't wait until mine bloom. They won't be blooming here until June or so. I wish I could capture the heavenly smell.

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  19. These are gorgeous shots of the peonies! The color is spectacular!

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  20. Thanks so much everyone, for your visit & your nice comments.

    Thank you Rebecca! That's a good sign for your rhodie! Next year it might have 3;-)

    Thank you, Donna! How wonderful that is about your peony, as well;-) It's nice to know our plants are feeling 'comfortable' where they're planted;-)

    Darla, thank you so much;-)

    Pam, thank you;-) I am thankful for you, as well!

    Thank you, Debbie. You are a terrific photographer so your compliments mean a lot!

    Sherlock gardener, thank you so much--yes, it makes my day just wonderful!!

    Thank you so much, Janet!! I will have to look in to those gardens you mentioned. Did you go there with your garden-group tour?!

    Nancy, thank you so much--they are so wonderful to look at:-) A couple of them have opened up now and I'll post them soon.

    Ami, thank you! Flowers and buds do seem to have a romantic look with the raindrops on them, don't they?!

    Thank you, Marnie;-) Hopefully I won't miss your post when you show yours!

    Hi Valerie, nice to meet you, thanks for your visit & nice comment!

    Hi Noelle, thank you for your sweet comment:-)

    Hi Lona, thank you! The water droplets do add an element of interest and beauty!

    Hi Prairie Window, nice to meet you--thank you for visiting!!

    Hi sweetbay, thank you for visiting. Yes, I think the buds are just as gorgeous as the open blooms!!

    Hi Katarina, thank you so much for your compliments.

    Hello Les, yes, there are ants! For some reason they were absent during the photo-shoot! I have some white peonies that seemed to have more ants on them. Maybe the pink ones aren't as sweet?!

    Hi Jayne, thank you so much;-)

    Cinj, I know you are just dying to see your blooms and can't wait;-) Be sure to let me know when you post photos so I don't miss seeing them;-)

    Robin, thank you so much! I love the color, too. The marbled pink/purple line that goes through them is striking to look at.

    All of you are fantastic photographers...some of you very professional ! so I consider your compliments quite an honor.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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