Tuesday, May 20, 2014

peonies in the early morning light



I tip-toe downstairs every morning around 6 o'clock so that I can capture a quiet moment before my little ones wake up.

I take this time to enjoy my favorite time of the day . . . morning.  

I often open the door to our patio to let in the cool morning air . . . and listen to the birds. 

This is when I plan my day, reflect, and often pray.




I don't usually take photos in the morning, but my peonies looked as if they were glowing . . . and I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of them in the early morning light.

They're truly an incredibly feminine and beautiful flower. 












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32 comments:

  1. Your peonies are so beautiful and huge!!!

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  2. It sounds so peaceful to get up early and go out the patio and have a few moments alone. Especially with such beautiful flowers! Enjoy! :)

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  3. I LOVE peonies. Your photos are gorgeous.

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  4. So nice to be able to have that time to yourself. Your peonies are beautiful!

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  5. That half hour before the kids get up is essential! That and the half hour after bedtime are the only still moments in my day. Your flowers are beautiful, I bet they smell amazing!

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  6. Suzanne,
    Your peonies are stunning, and your photos of them magnificent... What a beautiful way to start the day.

    Judith

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  7. Beautiful creamy peonies.

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  8. I love your pictures. Peonies are one my favorite flowers.

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  9. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY..
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. What an awesome way to start the day. It's amazing how some peace and quiet can clear the head and set you up perfectly for the rest of the day. Gorgeous looking peonies!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday at Smart Planning. Hope we see you again next week :-)

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  11. I just cut some peonies yesterday...they are my all time favorite flower! Beautiful pictures. Found you through Amaze Me Mondays!

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  12. Your peonies are beautiful! Great photography. I'm loving my peony this year - it's the first year I've had blooms. It's a gorgeous flower!

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  13. Thank you for sharing the beauty. Your peonies are simply fabulous.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  14. I tiptoe down very early too !!! ( and I'm an empty nester - but always did it when the kids were home ) there's something very special about being alone watching the world wake up - like a precious secret !
    Your peonies are gorgeous - mine haven't blossomed yet - can't wait
    XOXO

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  15. Suzanne,
    I, too, am an early riser!
    The best part of day begins with coffee, birds chirpping and God's Word.
    Your peonies are ethereal, dear one!
    Your photography is exquisite!!!
    Visiting from Rustic and Refined Table It!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  16. Peonies are my favorite flowers. You have captured their beauty perfectly.

    Janet

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  17. Your peonies are gorgeous in the early morning light!

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  18. You have captured the beauty of peonies with your creative eye. Lovely photos indeed. I tried to transplant some a few years ago and I had not idea the depth the root system went. It was not an easy or quick task. But once they bloomed the following year, I forgot all about that as they won me over with their charm. Visiting via "FlusterBuster" linkup

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous!

    My peonies are budding, cannot WAIT for them to bloom too!

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  20. Oh, they're beautiful!! Peonies are one of my 2 favorite flowers (hydrangeas being the other). Yours are stunning.

    Blessings on your day,
    Patti

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  21. These are GORGEOUS!

    Visiting from the Be.You.Tiful link party! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Steph (sister #4)

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  22. Oh, you have some gorgeous ones! I too adore the garden in the morning! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Lovely peonies. Your photos are stunning.

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  24. Stunning flowers. You've captured them beautifully.

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  25. The last photo is my favorite Suzanne. I'm a huge fan of peonies and your variety of pinks in the morning light is spectacular!

    Thanks for brightening our little corner of the world here at Project Inspire{d}!!

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  26. Beautiful pictures of your peonies...so real I could almost smell them. Love the delicate pinks

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  27. I have a yellow peony that just opened this morning! I really think I need some pink ones now. So pretty!

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  28. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers :) Pinning!

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I'm in love with your peonies!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  30. Exquisite pictures, Suzanne, Peonies are one of my favorite perennials! I do appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  31. I have yard envy of a neighbor who grows peonies in his front yard. They are gorgeous and so are yours! Thanks for brightening our day!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again this Saturday morning!
    ~ Ashley

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