Saturday, June 29, 2013


my peonies have faded
{but not my love and faithfulness}
{{{{and there are new flowers in my garden
ready to pop open
as in life..... things come and go
but we need to remember
 "there are better things ahead then any we leave behind"
{cs lewis}
move over is almost hydrangea time


just a wee little note....
winner of the daisy pink giveaway is
Tracie from Fishtail Cottage
now that school is out....I will be visiting you all very soon
can't wait to see what you have been up to my dear friends

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Monica said...

My peonies still have a little life left in them ... however, you are right, it is time to move on to the next beauty to pop up in the garden. God is good that way :) Have a great weekend.

Things and Thoughts said...

So wonderful Koralee!
Have a glorious Sunday!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love pretty blooming flowers!! Love C.S. Lewis too!! My pretty blue hydrangeas are blooming up a storm!! I can't wait to see the pictures of your hydrangeas!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Enjoy your weekend dear Koralee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful! And congrats to Tracie! She's a sweetie! Happy summer!

Vintage Home said...

oh Koralee what a beautiful picture! I am so excited about the weather we will be getting this weekend!
Hope your Canada Day is fabulous!

Duni said...

Simply gorgeous!
Unfortunately, my peonies didn't last through the latest rainstorm.
Mine were exactly the same colour as yours :)
have a beautiful weekend, my friend!
Duni xoxo

The Blue Farmhouse said...

So so so very true...and I'm thankful that I can count of you for beautiful reminders!

Hugs Koralee:)


Heather said...

so dreamy and beautiful, your Peonies were a lovely colour! Heather x

Lynne said...

Very pretty in pink . . . I liked your move over Peonies and get ready for the Hydrangeas!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's amazing how their colours fade isn't it! :) x

Jen Beaudet said...

This is beautiful Koralee! I love peonies and wish they lasted longer! Congratulations to your winner!
Hugs! Jennifer

Teresa Kasner said...

What a sweet, dreamy photo! We have roses now and of course our potted geraniums and such. We pruned our hydrangea way back, I hope it flowers. I want a white one! Come see my gazebo on the deck! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I have been thinking of you ALL MORNING LONG as I have been in the garden with Ruben, SNEEZING, COUGHING and I have lost my voice. We are putting on the finishing touches to our covered deck and it is stunning. I just came in for a quick break but soon I will hear him call me, so I better go, but this post says SO MUCH my dear.....but an email is called for ...just know I have been thinking of you all morning wanting to send you a note...back later. Anita

Unknown said...

so sad when the peonies are done :( But have a Happy Canada Day weekend!

It's me said...

Lovely weekend from me Ria...x !

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous picture, koralee. I love peonies-they remind me of overdressed English ladies!;>) Your photos are always so lovely- xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful post--I adore that photo!

June said...

Yes Koralee...I so agree!!! There IS always something to look forward to.
hugs from here...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Looking at this quote again here is a revelation; we always pray for God's love and faithfulness to come to us, to never leave us. But this quote speaks the REVERSE TO ME; WE must never leave love and appropriate is THAT for any circumstance....and when things are good, we must continue on this path, to LOVE and to be FAITHFUL, and when things are unsure, we must continue to clutch on to these two important aspects of living. Oh how this makes so much sense to me this morning dear one. So good to see your comment, and though things have not changed YET, something IS BOUND to change. That is for certain.

May we both accept the changes. LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Dagmar said...

Happy summer weather, may you have a day filled with love and sunshine❤

Unknown said...

absolutely gorgeous .. don't you just love summer flowers!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Your peonies are the prettiest and they look like a sweet ballerinas dress. Look forward to seeing your hydrangeas and you must have a wonderful garden dear friend.
Wishing you a happy Canada day and have fun.

Happy July and many thanks for visiting me, lovely to see you again.

Suz said...

Beautiful here as always. I love the quote from C.S. Lewis, too. He is one of my favorites!

found and sewn said...

I love this time of year when the garden is full of flowers!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a lovely post Koralee...I do love those words and your photograph is beautiful.
I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating Canada Day and wishing you a lovely new week!
Susan x
P.S I'm following you on Bloglovin'!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such beautiful color! I just love peonies! I seen a fresh bouquet over the weekend that the farmers market, I wish I would have bought them. I'm waiting on a few of my flowers to bloom too, any day! :) Happy new week sweet friend! xo Holly

leon 10 said...

lovely peonys my peonys ar out of bloom also but the bloom this year very good so lovely and very big great love them have a nice week koralee leon10

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely peonies, such soft and pretty shades....and your words are so true. Lovely to see you here, and I hope you have a happy summer!
Helen x

Marilyn Miller said...

Your peonies are breath taking! Love!
I need to figure out bloglovin. I follow you just on my own without any help, you are a favorite of mine.

vintage grey said...

Gorgeous photo! Looking forward to seeing your summer beauties!! Wishing you a happy Monday and summer! xo Heather

Linda said...

Wonderful post! I have been using feedly...not sure which I like better yet. Have a wonderful day!!

Maria said...

Hey Koralee!
What a beautiful photo!
We missed a lot of ou spring and early summer flowers because of all the rain.
I was able to cut a few peonies and enjoy them in the house. They are so lovely.
Tomorrow is Amanda's birthday. We
Are going to make Molly's coconut ice cream recipe from your book!
I finally bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker ... And you won't believe the price!
Amanda called me from Bed Bath and Beyond and told me that the display was on sale for $35. With the 20% off coupon it was less than $30 ! ! !
We can't wait to try our first ice cream recipe!
I'll let you know how it goes.
Wishing you a sunny week, Koralee!
- Maria

Crafted by Carly said...

I think I need to find myself some green fingers! I'd love to have a heap of beautiful flowers in my garden! :-)

Art and Sand said...

I have no peonies so I will have to enjoy yours.

Your blog is lovely - such beautiful colors.

Palomasea said...

So wisely said, dear friend...
Those peonies are breathtaking....
And hooray for summer vacation! Enjoy, sweet Koralee!
Love and hugs,
- Irina

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Waiting patiently until November for peony season. But yesterday, in my midwinter garden I found the first of the daphne starting to bloom, and that simply made my day. It smells so sweet! So here's to your upcoming beautiful hydrangeas, and the next cycle. xx