Peonies:: A Flower For The Romantic

by Tina on May 13, 2014

in photography

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This morning I awoke to a pale grey haze, skimming the tops of the trees and floating listlessly on a mist that dampened the breeze.  I was immediately transported to the scene in Pride and Prejudice when Mr. Darcy emerges from the fog, walking across the meadow looking terribly forlorn and hopelessly in love.  It was in that moment that I realized that I am, have always been, and forever will be a romantic.

What would the world be like without a little romance?  I shutter at the thought!

It probably also explains why I am so in love with the peony because I am convinced that it is a flower for the romantic.  It is most certainly not for the one who looks at the fog and sees nothing but a nuisance but is definitely for the one who sees magic.

I am not sure what kind of flower a realistic would choose, though at times I would call myself that as well.  For today, I hope you will indulge my romantic side just a little and enjoy these peonies with me.  They are so delicate and fragrant, reminding me of a swan gliding across a lake.  It seemed only appropriate, given the pale, colorless sky outside, to pair them with an equally simple backdrop.  Here is a little more of my peonies, a very romantic gift from my husband which he sent while he was traveling…

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Liubou May 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Lovely color, i also have peonies at my place…so romantic!

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Tina May 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Yes, these were perfectly pale!

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Myla May 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Our 18th wedding anniversary was this past Sunday. At our wedding reception, each table had peony centerpieces. These photos just brought me back to that day.

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Tina May 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Congrats! That is a wonderful!! Your reception must have smelled divine!

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Marissa May 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I feel like everyone is posting about peonies and I want some so badly!! They really are romantic!

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Tina May 13, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I’m very fortunate that peonies are so affordable here in Denmark. I hope you can find some for your home, too!!

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Ariana {And Here We Are...} May 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Sigh… Peonies are seriously gorgeous and romantic. I did not even know about them until I moved to Oregon from Los Angeles, and now I wait eagerly every year for spring, when I can bring home a few bunches!

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Tina May 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Same for me coming from Atlanta. I never really paid attention to flowers prior to moving to Denmark but now I feel like I cannot live without them! It’s so fresh even when the skies are grey!

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Julie May 14, 2014 at 11:37 pm

What a romantic gift from your husband – peonies and garden roses are my favourite flowers and I am checking the buds on my garden peonies daily. Thank you for sharing your beautiful bouquet.

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Rochelle May 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Ah Tina, I’ve only just seen this post and I so love your styling here. Truly beautiful!

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Isabel May 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Wow this is very romantic pictures!
I love your peony flower! I’m sure a lot of people will be very pleased after seeing this picture.
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