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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mosaic Monday... Ode to the Peony...

Okay... I'm fairly certain that you guys are sick and tired of watching me moan and groan about the passing of my Peonies... so here it is... the final Peony Post for Spring 2009... and God Bless you all for mourning with me...

Now, jump on over to see Mary at her Dear Little Red House and visit beautiful mosaics on Mosaic Monday... while I go out and pick some wildflowers down here in French Lique...

46 comments:

Ebie said...

Such delicate and lovely pastels. They may be the last harvest but we will hope for more blooms the next season. Have a great week.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Honestly, Dixie, it crossed my mind that my daughter's art project would indeed make a great giant wind sock. Better not suggest it, though, as she spent a couple of hundred hard-earned dollars on materials for it, and it would also scare the neighborhood kids no end flying off the corner of the house!

I mourn your peony passing as well. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower in the whole wide world -- although I don't have any growing here. Must remedy that. their only drawback is that their blooming season is so danged short. Maybe we wouldn't appreciate them so much if they bloomed all summer. Yeah, we would.
Thanks for visiting!
Cass

skoots1mom said...

so pretty

marty39 said...

Such a great mosaic and your peonies are so pretty. Hugs, Marty

ellen b. said...

Oh the beauty of this mosaic is speaking to me. I would mourn the passing of peonies too :0)

Jermaine said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful peony images ~ the mosaic is wonderful. I know you are sad to know these are the last blooms of the season, but we cannot even grow them here in southern California. This might be one good reason to move since they have always been one of my favorites.

~J~ @french-kissed.com

Cathy said...

Oh Dixie...you know I am in love with those peonies!!! You have my permission to post about them everyday;)!!! Gorgeous mosaic!!!

I used peonies in my mosaic too!!! Who would have guessed?!!!

Happy MM!!!
XOXO
Cathy

NatureStop said...

Dixie,what a pretty mosaic!!

Smilingsal said...

You are super good at these mosaics.

The Bloom Girls said...

I feel your pain! It is sad when the peonies are gone. They have such a short bloom life, I wish 'they' could develop a breed that blooms spring-fall.
Nola

demainca said...

I just popped over for the first time and I love the Poenies. They are my favorite too! All of these Texas blogs make me homesick. Texas was and always be my home. I go back every chance I get,My daughter and 3 grandkids are there. A Texan walking around in Ca.

Mama said...

Ahhhhhh the exquisite Peony, what a beautiful mosaic, it is sad though, I have so enjoyed seeing all the many, many peonies here in blogland, happy MM Dixie, Kathy.

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful mosaic Dixie, and I love peonies too. They bloom for such a short time, but bring such beauty while they do. Have a great week and I'll "see" you Wednesday. Kathy

elk said...

happy and beauty in pink!

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous peonies! Enjoyed your mosaic, very pretty in pink!

Mary said...

Oh, so gorgeous! Every year after the peonies pass, I swear I will plant dozens more, but somehow it never happens... Yours are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mosaic Monday, Dixie! :)

blushing rose said...

This is beautiful. I wish the peonies would bloom all year. TTFN ~Marydon

The Raggedy Girl said...

Dixie:

I have actually found some time this morning and thought I would visit a few of my favorite blogs.

I have been so busy but I really miss keeping up with everyone's posts.

I think of it as having a neighborhood of good friends.

The peonies are lovely and you mosaic is really well done as the colors all blend so nicely.

Have a Wonderful Week!
The Raggedy Girl

Marsha said...

Gorgeous mosaic! Sorry to tell you my peonies are currently blooming and they smell so good ;)

Lisa said...

I never get tired of peonies! Yours were amazing this year.

PJ said...

I'm going to have to look into peonies, they're sumptuous! You've photographed them beautifully.

prof en retraite said...

Oh Dixie...they are gorgeous! And I guess they would grow here in GA? Gotta check that out!...Debbie

Christina said...

Oh I am in love! I can smell the peonies from here.
; )

Sharing with Sherri said...

I absolutley adore peonies too! Your mosaic is gorgeous!! And I mourn their passing with you...

Maybe you could frame your mosaics to comfort you until they return again next spring!

Thanks for the peek!
Have a wonderful day!
Sherri:)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, I understand, I miss mine too!

Crystal said...

I just love your blog. What a lovely mosaic. The peony is one of my favorite flower, too bad it only blooms once.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Dixie I'm loving all this PINK I see here...just beautiful my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Char said...

what? someone's complaining about peonies?

a very beautiful mosaic

Joy said...

That is a pretty mosaic of all your pretty peonies.
Even the weeds are starting to dry out and die around here. It has been soooo hot and dry for 2 weeks.

We need some rain.

Joy

BailiwickDesigns said...

I don't think you can have too many photos of peonies! They're my favorite. ::Jill

Laura said...

Miss Dixie-
Your blog looks so pretty today that I would do a mosaic comment if I knew how to do a mosaic!

Very, very pretty!

Laura

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Honestly, I mourn with you. I wish we could grow these in California, but no, we can't. sigh. But I buy each and every one I can find for the short time we can. Love them!! Your photos are to die for.
xo Lidy

Linda said...

Dixie, I LOVE peonies - they are just gorgeous - and the mosaic is fabulous! Linda

Carol said...

Exquisite peonies!

Lynn said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
They were so pretty!

Candy said...

Beautiful mosaic. I am sure they will live on in your dreams...and
Hope you got some pretty wildflowers.
Just got back from picking the garden. Sure is hot and sticky.
I'm dreaming of a swimming pool in my back yard...S P L A S H !!!

Candy

Really Rainey said...

Parting is such sweet sorrow... May the peonies rest in peace till next year! Beautiful mosaic!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

trash talk said...

Dixie, I will never get tired of beauty. There is just too little of it to go around...so just keep showing me those gorgeous peonies!
Debbie
P.S. Even the shipper's box is pretty!

Tara said...

Lovely flowers and colors--you really enjoyed the blooming!

MoziEsmé said...

GORGEOUS flower!

Willow said...

I have enjoyed your posts about the peonies. Your mosaic look wonderful.

Willow

Barbara said...

Dixie, I am so soory about your poenies, they are beautiful and it is shame we have to wait till next year to see them again. I must go to Mary's and learn how to make a mosaic.
You need to come our way, Sharon and I are headed to Malakoff and Athens next week to the shops there, 13 in Malakoff and some in Athens.

Hugs,
Barbara

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Peonies are so beautiful that the deserve mourning ;-) Love your mosaic.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Dixie!

That made me laugh. I know you've loved your peonies. Isn't it wonderful to have something you love so much to look forward to? I thought of you the other day when my sweet friend, Susan, (of the 1/2 husband-sweet friend-love story fame) stopped by and brought me a huge bouquet of pink peonies. They are just delish! And I sure have enjoyed them.

Thanks for the tip about the HTML....I was SOOOOOO frustrated.

I have to say, there have been a TON of FABULOUS gals from Texas who have visited me. Do you ALL have hearts the size of TEXAS?? Sooooo sweet, you gals!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Spencer

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I love peonies & your mosaic is beautiful. I could have mourned a little better if I could enlarge the photo though. ☺ diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, your mosaic is beautiful, and what a lovely tribute to the end of your peonies! laurie