Monday, June 11, 2012

the peony and the promise



The sun came out later in the afternoon yesterday and I went to see my peonies.
Today is the day they should bloom in all their glory and they are.



Seven years ago today...
peony garland lined the aisle when a beautiful bride walked down the aisle to marry our son.
She changed peonies forever for me.


Until that day...
they signified spring...
and for the last seven years...
they are a reminder of a promise.




all for now...

20 comments:

  1. Seven years ago... That is one romantic aisle with all those peonies decorating it.

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  2. So gorgeous - the amazing garland and the peony confetti! Congrats to the lovely couple for at least 7x7 more blessed anniversaries!

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  3. How nice to have a special memory to go with the peonies. Both so beautiful.

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  4. Lovely! Peonies have so many significant memories for me also!!!

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  5. So pretty! Maybe I need another peony plant...in a lovely shade of pink. Are those peony petals down the aisle? Wishing your 'kids' a happy anniversary...with many more to come!

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  6. What a beautiful photo! I love the idea of a carpet of petals on the grass.
    I wish your son and daughter-in-love many, many more years of happiness.

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  7. Wouldn't it be amazing if one day a granddaughter was to walk a peony garland aisle on her own wedding day.

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  8. Beautiful peonies (one of my absolute favorites) and also, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law got married this day 7 years ago too! :)

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  9. It's June and it's anniversary season! That photo is one of the most beautiful wedding aile paths I've seen! What a day to give thanks for! Wishing T & B God's blessings for many more years of happiness.

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  10. Anniversary blessings to your son and his wife! There's some anniversary celebrating going on over at Anneliese's blog too. :-) What a beautiful peony garland!

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  11. Promises of this nature are especially nice.

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  12. Your peonies are GORGEOUS!!! Mine did so much better this year that I picked them for many bouquets (but they were accents not huge bouquets). Another 10 years and maybe we'll have bunches.....a peony garland would be spectacular at a wedding!

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  13. Oh my goodness that peony is gorgeous! What a wonderful thing to remember when you see Peonies now...
    Happy anniversary to your kids!

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  14. Gorgeous pink peonies! And a beautiful wedding photo. A lovely reminder of love and marriage and spring and promise.

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  15. What a lovely post!

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  16. Beautiful peonies and beautiful memories! Happy anniversary to your son and dil!

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  17. Happy anniversary to your son and daughter-in-law, Lovella! I love the peony garland they had at their wedding!

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  18. Happy Anniversary to your kids! I remember their lovely wedding...and all those peonies. Isn't it wonderful to see them holding on to their promise to each other.

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  19. Lovella! I was thinking of you last night when I wrote my post and, really, I think of you a lot when I go to see my peonies. :) I was thinking you had used them for a son's wedding. Thanks for sending me the link. I would have loved to see that peony garland in person! To think that the timing has to be just right! My bushes are only going to be in bloom for ONE week this year and a wedding would have to take place at the very perfect time. :) Have a good weekend!

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Thank you!