Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blogging 'Round the Globe: Today's Flowers

The luxurious Peony

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  1. But when the melancholy fit shall fall
    Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud,
    That fosters the droop-headed flowers all,
    And hides the green hill in an April shroud;
    Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose,
    Or on the rainbow of the salt sand-wave,
    Or on the wealth of globed peonies;
    Or if thy mistress some rich anger shows,
    Imprison her soft hand, and let her rave,
    And feed deep, deep upon her peerless eyes.

    John Keats 'Ode to Melancholy'

  2. Lovely!
    I especially like the peony with the beaded water drops like little clear pearls.

    Thanks for your visit. :)

  3. Singing Bear: what a beautiful poem! Keats' poems are pure genius. Thank you for sharing it.

    Carletta: glad you stopped by!

  4. Beautiful and the 1st shot really super with the drops of water on.

  5. Bear did offer a beautiful poem. Your photos are very lovely. Especially the one with water droplets.

  6. Ahhh, I can almost smell them, nose candy, mine are all done blooming and looking sad.

  7. They're all beautiful, but... that top shot is totally ethereal - pure magic!

  8. I have the same one growing in my garden. T just love them. I'm also impressed by the painting you used as your blog header. How beautiful is it? The light composition is phenomenal as is the details of the people. Quite amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  9. When I see peonies, I think of little ants crawling all over the buds.

    Love your bottom shot especially. That one little pink flower opening one petal at us, like a wink.

  10. Oh, I can smell the fragrance from here. Beautiful photos of luscious flowers.


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