Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Showy Peony

Showy Peony.
Beruffled, florid, buxom.
A tipsy prom date.



Today I am participating in Friday Floral Fotos and Haiku My Heart!














54 comments:

  1. buxom -- what a great descriptive word for a flower!

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    1. LOL! I was trying to humanize her!

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  2. Beautiful picture of a beautiful peony.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  3. Beautiful picture of a very beautiful peony!

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    1. Thanks, Guild - shot in my parent's yard :)

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  4. What a beautiful peony - my peony is slightly darker - they are very rewarding - Jane UK

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    1. I think they may be my favorites :)

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  5. Such beautiful flower, nice photo...
    Greetings, Karin

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    1. Hi Karin - glad you stopped by!

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  6. The last line of your haiku made me smile! What a thought when applied to a flower!

    I just transplanted a peony which belonged to my husband's grandmother. I don't remember what color it is, as it was on her daughter's property and I didn't pay very close attention. But Aunt Bess wanted me to take it, and now she is gone, so I have. I need to go water it now...

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    1. For some reason, plants are good reminders of those who are gone. I'm glad you got a laugh out of the haiku. It is supposed to be funny! And, look how they are so full of ruffles that they tip over on their stems :)

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  7. an old flower and still popular. It is worth it.

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    1. You're right! I remember loving these when I was a kid!

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  8. Great post, Libby with the haiku complementing the beautiful flower wonderfully well.

    Thanks for your continuing support of Floral Friday Fotos.

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    1. My pleasure! I always enjoy this :)

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  9. Beautiful picture!
    I love peonies!
    Looking forward to the will flourish here ; Some already have buds.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Probably won't be too much longer!

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  10. She is a dandy and so is your haiku!

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  11. I love peony's and I have one like this in our front yard. Since I am here in the Philippines I can't wait to see my pink and white peony's. Awesome shots!

    Pink Tulips

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    1. I was looking forward to these too!

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  12. Made me smile ~ awesome photos and great haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  13. over the top brazen sultry haiku!!!!
    BRAVO!

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  14. Cute! I love rebecca's analysis of your haiku :-)

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  15. Oh wow..beautiful...love the haiku..perfect..I wish I could write them...Michelle

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    1. Hey Michelle! Give it a go! These are the easiest poems there are to write. Just the whole 5-7-5 syllable thing... ;)

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  16. Delightful. And, I couldn't help it but the phrase that jumped into my mind after I read this was - ... and a grateful parent drives.

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  17. I love your haiku, and that's a beauty of a bloom!


    my haiku -fire

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    1. Thanks, Karen. My parents' peonies are wonderful this year!

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  18. I do believe this is the first time I have ever heard the description "buxom" applied to a peony!

    Time to Say Good-Bye

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    1. LOL, MMT! I was trying to humanize her for the poem ;)

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  19. love the peony, a Chinese national flower

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    1. I didn't know that! That is really interesting :)

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  20. One of my fave flowers and aaah - that haiku! 'A typsy prom date', fabulous!

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  21. so sassy! i love it as i love the peony.

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