Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fun with Peonies



Peonies are incredibly beautiful, but they last such a short time. This year, I decided that I would take full advantage of them and enjoy them the best way I know how and that is by photographing them. For the last several evenings I've been playing with peonies. I set up my camera "studio" on the patio, created arrangements and took hundreds of pictures. It is a great way to lose myself and soak in the beauty of these delightful flowers.



The last two days have been spent with my friend and neighbor going to garage sales. I really needed some fun time and we not only had fun, but we found some really great deals. This sweet F B Rogers silver bowl was one of my finds. After a good polish it made a perfect vase for this flower arrangement.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

10 comments:

Tatyana said...

Charming... I mean it - charming...

Q said...

I also have been enjoying the peonies this year. I have a few arrrangements in the house. When they shatter I love the way the petals circle the vase.
Your photos are lovely!
Sherry

Kim said...

So much beauty - I love your arrangements, and your peonies are spectacular. This is the first year we'll get blooms, and I'm hoping to have some open by tomorrow. Thanks for letting me see what I have to look forward to, although I'd never be able to use them as prettily as you do. Thanks for the eye candy!

our friend Ben said...

Peonies are my favorite flower, and your arrangements are so stunning and inspiring, Robin! I have several kinds in a cobalt glass vase in the kitchen right now and was feeling quite triumphant until I saw this post. Wow, how gorgeous! I know I'll be back to look at them again. And you're right, the silver bowl is perfect! Great find.

Kathleen said...

You are a girl after my own heart Robin! I could lose myself for hours in photo shoots too. Especially when you have new found items to display all your gorgeous flowers in. Glad you were able to be joyful this weekend. Sounds like fun to me.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Your blog is gorgeous, Robin. You are an amazing photographer and have a keen eye for color and composition. Well done, dearie.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful arrangements. When we had peonies, they lasted for a VERY short time if there was rain. My husband couldn't bear the drooping (although we used cages) and would whack them off after the first rain.

Darla said...

Just beautiful....hope you are relaxing some.

Olive Rue said...

Such beautiful flowers. I like how you have them arranged in the teapot. Adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm off to look around yours somemore.

flowergardengirl said...

It is so fun to get lost in picture taking or with your talent it is called photography. Very pretty and so peaceful. I love the daintiness of it.

Hope you have the strength to deal with all the emotions right now. Hugs!