Peonies, grey skies and make someone happy

I only wish my garden looked like this.  I photographed this garden last summer at the top of Stowe, Vermont.  The Trapp Family Lodge has the most magnificent gardens.

The peonies are in bloom in my garden, and I was quick to cut a bouquet before the rain.

We had quite the rain storm last night.

I think that peonies are one of my favorite flowers.

We did get some grey skies today, so I was inspired to create a treasury I call...

Grey skies are going to clear put on a happy face.

I love this song, and especially when it is sung by Tony Bennett.  I also love the blog Style Maniac.  Doreen used one of my photos for her recent post on travel.

Lovely resources
Sonya DeHart Designs papers make me happy

It's Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting, so stop by and have some pink inspiration.
Beverly said...

Karen, I love this post. Peonies are a favorite of mine, too, and your peonies are so gorgeous every year.♥♥♥

Loui♥ said...

Karen .
.I'm with you regarding Peonies!
i have oodles of pics of those delightfully "fluffy" flowers..
and the fragrance!..such a sweet delicate scent..i can smell it now!!
warmest hugs..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Karen!

ONE WEEK from today, I am no longer teaching. I had a great career, but now it is time to start a new path. But first, I want to enjoy MY GARDEN and those of others as I am able to enjoy YOURS today. What a lovely time of year to think about new horizons and it all starts by looking into the center of a flower, a new and tender shoot and to listen to the joyful sounds of the birds. Thank you for always sharing such beauty and I KNOW your Paris post will be filled with your creative touch. I am thrilled that so many people have said they would participate!!!

Have a marvelous day. Anita

Vee said...

It's the worst when the rain beats down the peonies. How much you'll enjoy them inside! You are better at putting on a happy face than I've been. Thank you for making me grin just to see all the pretty things here today. This rain has got to stop someday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your peonies are so pretty. You made me happy today Karen with the peonies and the song.

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found you while hopping those peonies....can't grown them in AZ.....lucky you!


Susie Jefferson said...

Those peonies are glorious! And I love your frame effects as well. Happy Pink Saturday!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Come and join me with my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

2amscrapper said...

Fantastic post! Happy Pink Saturday!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Great post... love, love, love pink peonies. One of these days mine just might bloom too! Yours are fantastic.


Stephanie said...

Peonies are my favorite too. I wish they lasted longer. Your photos are lovely.