Thursday, May 20, 2010

Peonies, my girls, Jack, gardenias

Aren't they amazing?!

I have never seen them in the grocery store in Florida.

They don't grow here and are very expensive at a florist.

Karla at Classy and Fabulous posted about them and she is in my area.

I had to wait a day before I could get to Whole Foods and was sure they would be gone.

I was so excited to find them.

My photo's are not very good like Karla's but I think you can still see the beauty in them.

And here are my girls. Amanda in the middle was home from Whitefish Montana where she moved to last summer. I'm so proud of her for making that move. This is the first time she came home.

Emily on the left is graduating for high school and Katies is a junior in college.

And this is the newest member of our family. The good thing is he is Katie's and she doesn't live here. I do baby sit sometimes.

This is Jack.

I picked these this morning.

They make the whole house smell so good.

I hope all you bloggers have a great day!

Hot and sunny here.

Summer has arrived, I'm going out to clean that awful pool.


Linda said...

Beautiful girls! Love the peonies so glad you were able to buy some! My gardenias haven't bloomed yet but when they do... :)

Camera Crazy said...

I loved seeing your grown up girls Sue! So crazy you'd post the peonies because while at Whole Foods on Saturday I saw them, deciding on the calla lilies instead. There were two ladies who were buying the peonies because it reminded them of home! I think you did a nice job with them. Love the blue Bell jar....

{The Classy Woman} said...

So glad you were able to get some! :) I was thinking about you last night and wondering. Too funny that 'Camera Crazy' mentioned buying them because the reminded them of home, that is why I bought them.

Mine have opened up almost fully and I've been snapping shots of them every day since they look so different each day, so fun. I have a setting on my camera that does close up shots, which is great specifically for flowers but I had to play around with it a bit.

I love gardenias too, they smell heavenly! Every time I'm on Park Ave they have some in that little rose garden/court.

Enjoy your new flowers!

Sanna said...

Hi KarenSue,

I love peonies. They are everywhere in our gardens here in Sweden. Very pretty girls :) and Jack is so cute!

Have a wonderful day,

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi there! Oh your girls are beautiful! It makes me fast forward about 8 years....

well, makes me want to cry....I mean I am looking forward to them getting older but I just don't want them to grow up & or move out! Now, is that too much to ask??? ;)

I'll be calling you asking how to cope so keep a good journal for me ok?


Ticking and Toile said...

btw, I lOVE peonies too! They are my favorite! Those are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

aw...the florals are pretty and so are your daughters!

nice post!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

come have a peek at my second last's got pretty blooms too!

Darla said...

Amanda looks like you. Nice looking ladies you have there. I am going to try and grow tree peonies soon. Wish me luck!

The Boston Lady said...

I don't know who is cuter, Jack or the three girls! What a great picture of your girls. Love the Peonies. My mother used to grow them. Beautiful.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, those peonies are gorgeous, but not nearly as gorgeous as your girls!

Have a wonderful day!

Kotivalo said...

Peonies are so beautifull, and so are the girls, too!

Linda said...

Karen Sue, your girls are beautiful! All your photos are just lovely ...and Jack is a cutie!

JuJu said...

I love that dog!! You need to kidnap him!!

Your girls are lovely. I know you must be enjoying having them all together. what fun!!

And, tell me more about this beach you're going to? Where is it? Where will you stay?

Jamie said...

What a great post! It's funny that we can grow very few flowers here in MT but peonies is one of them! I have several in my garden! Glad you found some... and the photo of your girls is wonderful...Jamie V in MT

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh they are so pretty and don't they smell so yummy! Your girls are gorgeous, thank you for stopping by!
Take care