Friday, May 8, 2015

The First Peonies

When I went to Trader Joe's this week I found these amazing peonies.


I love peonies. They were my mother's favorite flowers and I certainly carry this love for these beauties as well. Isn't this color dazzling? Some are coral pink and some are a slightly darker pink. They're simply incredible.

I played around in Lightroom a bit - same photo, but with Kim's preset "kk_oldendays".


My Friday Find for this week!





18 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

These flowers are beautiful. They do look like roses. Lovely colour.

Gwen said...

Beautiful! Nothing looks so refreshing as a lovely vase filled with pink peonies. :)

Barbara said...

Lucy Lucy you to have these, I can almost smell them.

JoZart Quilts said...

Beautiful photographs and I can't choose between them.
I adore peonies but will have to wait a month or two for mine to come out in the garden. I have both pale pink and cerise ones. I love to bring a few stems in with a pompom head and watch them open so beautifully. We never ever get them here as cut flowers in the florists.
Enjoy your weekend...
Jo x

Karen S. said...

Wow, I didn't know they carried such lovely items! These are beautiful and so healthy looking.

Patricia Stein said...

Ich finde bei Bilder wunderschön, so richtig üppig sehen die Blüten aus. Ich bin schon so gespannt welche Farbe die Pfingstrosen in meinem neuen Garten haben.
Liebe Grüße, Patricia

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful! If I am lucky maybe my TJ's has them too, what a treat that would be.

Dotti said...

Oh, Carola! Those peonies are beautiful and the color IS dazzling! I like your edit but I like the original better. I love color and find it oh so hard to desaturate my flowers, in particular. Do you find that?

Michelle said...

Such beautiful flowers. One of my favorites!

Elephant's Child said...

Sublime.
Some day I will succeed in growing them.

Sally H said...

How very beautiful! I do like peonies - my dad has a beautiful deep cherry red one. Wonderful photos x

EG CameraGirl said...

The colours are scrumptious! I love the aroma of peonies! I have a little while longer till I'll smell that though. Meanwhile I'll admire YOUR peonies. :)

Kia said...

Simply gorgeous, Carola! Wow! :D

cheryl Crotty said...

Love the deep pink against the black background...Trader Joe's...what would we do without you...

Magic Love Crow said...

Truly Beautiful ;o)

seabluelens said...

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers, such beautiful form, colors, and fragrance. I love the first photo here - so vivid against the dark background. It looks like a painting by one of the old Dutch masters.

windrock studio said...

Oh, Carola! I just saw these, how perfect ... they are my favorites, too.

Monika + Bente said...

Meine Lieblingsblumen - wie schön!
Tolle Bilder.
Liebe Grüße - Monika