2.05.2009

for the love of peonies


Waking up to -3 degree temperatures leaves me craving fresh cut aromatic summer flowers and there are none I love more than peonies. So when I was looking through the portfolio of Mark Lund I was delighted to find this lovely flower making appearances in the spaces he photographed.





Oh, I can almost ALMOST smell then now.

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Peonies are so very lovely. I am drooling over the second photo big time! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work.

Rachel said...

Mmmmmm. Peonies just make me so happy. I think that last picture is my favorite.

Miss Aimee said...

i love peonies too! love the white pretty rooms too.

Emorie said...

peonies are my FAVORITE (they would look beautiful in yesterday;s mint julep cups!!) and seeing these was a great pick-me-up!

Michelle said...

Oh that all white decor is calling my name!

ms. less is always more said...

I just adore peonies... especially the frilly pink ones. Just so classic. I was actually just thinking yesterday of a spot in my garden that I will be adding peonies to this spring! Spring dreaming...

oh, and the lilacs... ahhh. I can smell them all now!

coco+kelley said...

yummmm. love that last shot. we have wisteria out on the back deck and that's the scent i crave the most! it means spring is here! :)

Megan said...

what gorgeous photos! these are quite nice to dream about when the weather is so cold right now-I'm definitely looking forward to decorating with delicate floral arrangements like these come Spring!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Ah, this post takes me back to a time when life was easier and less complicated. My grandma had peony bushes all over her yard, and I can remember sitting on the ground sniffing and smelling these delicious blooms (however, had to watch out for the ants). Your posting is beautiful... and brings back many wonderful memories.

Your blog is delightful...amd easu on the eyes.

Tina said...

these are so lovely, the rooms are gorgeous too, emmm maybe i should ask for peonies instead of roses this year

Angela said...

I love, love the smell of peonies! These photos have made me long for summer all the more!

Creme de la Mode said...

Where did you find that photo of the "chain" porcelain dish? So elegant.

Courtney said...

I wish I had more Peonies in my life. I always forget about them... until I smell them. Mmm.

I can't wait for summer.

Courtney said...

I love love love peonies, and these are beautiful shots of them.

Callie Grayson said...

they are one of my favorite flowers. and these are amazing!!!!!
beautiful post.

i wish spring would arrive..... everyone here is grumpy for the ground hound made a shadow and it's in the minus degrees...

citysage said...

Oh how I do love peonies! And you're right about the smell---it's one of my fave scents in the world! My husband's birthday is in June right when peonies are at their best, and I always have them on the table when he wakes up and eats his birthday breakfast---so they have extra special memories for me!

if you're into perfume, check out stella mccartney's scent---it has peony and rose with base notes of amber to tone down the sweetness...heavenly!