Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Peony Garden

 June was a month full of Peonies along my fence.
A glimpse of one out of my sketchbook.


 This year they lasted well into July.
They started out as a vibrant pink.


 Everyday was a party of pinkness.


 As the weeks went on the color started to mellow out.


 Then we had a terrible storm and over half of them landed on the ground.


 They were all hit hard and drooping.


 A lot that were still on the stalk looked like this.


The few with petals began to take on an abstract form.


 By the beginning of July,,,the last petals.


 As of yesterday......


 Reminds me of a jester´s hat.....


 Looks like a moose head....


The new and the old.  
What a difference a month and a half makes.

I am sharing this with
Paint Party Friday, Weekend Flowers Fridays, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Floral Friday Foto
and Outdoor Wednesday.

18 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific photos Cynthia, I love peonies they are such a gorgeous flower.
Your painting is so beautiful, loving the beautiful shading and those wonderful stamens, hugs Annette x

Faye said...

I love peonies, but I don't have any in my yard. Your photos are beautiful and your watercolor of the peopny is outstanding.

Sylvia Ballerini Jewellery said...

Hi Cynnie. Wonderful painting and beautiful photos. What would we do without our gardens? Terrific inspiration from Mother Nature.
Hope all is good with you and yours.

Linda said...

aaah yes, the wax and the wanes of a blossom...beautiful peonies. I miss mine. Hubby either mowed the beginning sprigs or weeded them out so many times we no longer have them but fortunately my neighbors retained theirs to enjoy :) Happy PPF!

Polly Birchall said...

Thank you for looking at my blog. So I poppped over to see yours and like what I see. Beautiful peony painting. Look forward to following you.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo thank you for sharing your beautiful peonies Cynnie...
your photos are spectacular as is your painting...
such a joy to go through the seasons of a peony with you and extra nice for you that they lasted as long as they did...
until the storm
I often notice that it rains when the peonies open shame tho that you got such a bad storm to batter them

Wonderful post to start my day...
I immediately saw the jester's hat too

ahh nature!
oxo

Studio at the Farm said...

Wonderful photos! What gorgeous peonies [before the storm].

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wonderful art. So sorry about your flowers. The photos are great.
Nicole/Beadwright

Gay Peplow said...

Stunning water colour painting Cynthia! Your peonies are beautiful, I had to laugh I was thinking 'a jester's hat' before I read it LOL x

Anneke said...

Awesome peonies in your garden Cynnie, beautiful pictures too. And a marvelous sketch book page, wow!

Judy said...

Beautiful painting, and wonderful photos! Such a pity those beautiful flowers only last for a short time, and then we have to wait for next year.

Gio said...

Peonies are my fave flower ever.
They last for so short time, but this is one of the reason these are so precious.
Your sketch have the same beauty and grace.

Giggles said...

Peonies are my favorite flower....these are gorgeous as is your artwork...unreal!! Love it!!

Hugs Giggles

Maria said...

Lovely!

Tammie Lee said...

lovely painting ~
and photographs
i love peonies~

Tina´s PicStory said...

so beautiful - nature as painting :)

Becca said...

Your watercolor paintings are SO lovely! Oh how I wish I could paint! I'm very impatient though and want to do it correctly right away! Lol

Rod MacGregor said...

Great peony watercolour Cynthia!!! Thought I'd pay you a visit and see what you'd been up to!!! Always a pleasure!!

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