Sunday, June 28, 2009

first peony of the year ...

Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer
except those things outside the will of God.
~ Streams in the Desert

15 comments:

Sita said...

What a beautiful pic and quote..goes along with our sermon today too! Thank you, Saija..
Love, Sita

Mari said...

We have a peony just like that. Just beautiful! Ours didn't last long this year. They were so pretty and then we had a huge rain storm. Enjoy yours!

Crown of Beauty said...

What a beautiful picture, and only God can make something as pretty as this peony!

Happy summer days, dear Saija.

Louise said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful quote. Blessings to you and your precious husband.

Mimi said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful words...
continue to have a wonderful summer...and enjoy the outside with Leo

Susan said...

Oh I like that quote, Saija!!!
Susan

Amrita said...

Beautil quote Saija and I read it in a prayer journal during my QT recently.

Peonies are very pretty, its the first time I have seen one.

Pat said...

The first bloom is so anticipated, and it never disappoints...it's always so beautiful. Enjoy all the blossoms God provides - while eating your candy from the parade!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh thats a beauty! How'd you get the ants off? (I think I just made up a new spelling of How did....hee hee) I'm so tired I'm silly-er than usual. =). today I did a good bit of weeding outside. Told my hubby I was over the allergies I've had all thru June. Well, speak of the devil! I'd only been inside about 40 minutes? and have been blowing my nose ever since. Its time to reshelf my book collection, seeing if I wasted any space you know. I want to lose 2 bookcases to make room for my cello practise. It may only be a dream...but I'm trying! Back to the salt-mines! I just got online to go to ebay and see if my Classics of the Old West is worth listing. I think it may be. Now, to bother with it or not? *hugs* dear friend! Have you ever enjoyed 'Miss Read's 'books...or isn't she your cup of tea I wonder? If I'm in the mood, I find her books very relaxing with a bit of ornery humor in them.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL! A beautiful picture of a beautiful flower!

Nancy said...

I love the flowers of summer, great words too. Enjoy

Fred said...

Gorgeous flower - so full!

grammy said...

Nice quote and great flower picture (o:

Mrs. Mac said...
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Mrs. Mac said...

I feel your excitement with the first peony of the summer. Don't you just love to inhale their old fashioned scent??? Mine are similar to your ... but a little more pink.

BTW: regarding Maggie Ann's comment about the ants. Someone told me they are necessary for the flowers to open.

Enjoy your summer weather ... it's about time. Glad to read the Leo is out and about getting some fresh air ... it's good for the mind, body, and soul, eh?? :)