Not Just Peonies ~

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A friend brought peony blossoms to our Church Services  a week ago, last Sunday, and offered them to me afterwards!  

Aren’t they lovely?    And those buds I cut off on Friday, and they are now blooming as well ~ another lesson… and I hope you’ll read on …

I couldn’t wait to get them home and start taking pictures!

I love the light streaming through the petals, and the bright pink tones.  And that gorgeous white-pink delicate edge of each petal.

I’m sure y’all out there won’t be surprised to read that I can be entertained for hours, just taking pictures…  studying the light …

Look at that gorgeous texture!  Those pretty, lovely lines of curly edges, and all the shadows of light and dark …

Softly scented, velvet petals.   Larger-than-life blooms. 

A sweet aroma, for sure.  A sensory delight of color, fragrance, light and touch.

I woke up with a headache Saturday morning.  And no medicine made it better.  And I let it make me very cranky —  this is not what I wanted my weekend to be!  I couldn’t hardly see straight, and, we missed a wonderful outdoor wedding and party with our friends and community, too.  Although I woke on Sunday morning with just a bit of it’s lingering effects, I am happy to say this headache is on it’s way out the door.  

Unfortunately, my crankiness was not a very sweet aroma yesterday.  The peony pictures reminded me that even in the midst of not feeling well, I have the opportunity to be the sweet fragrance of Christ. {2 Cor 2:14-17} of the New Living Translation, which I re-read today, and in part:  “… our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God…”

I pray to be a sweet fragrance~

Joining “Think on These Things”


Comments 7

  1. I have never grown Peonies and think they are a very beautiful flower. Your photos are spectacular! I especially like the third one from the top with the blue sky backdrop and the wispy clouds. Sorry you had a nasty headache. I related to your words about being cranky when we are hurting. I love your sweet prayer too 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your heart on Think on These Things!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. I can almost smell those peonies, my favorite spring flower; your photos are absolutely beautiful! What a thoughtful post you have shared, for we all have times when we are not a sweet aroma to the Lord, yet He is faithful to bring us around. I hope that you are headache free now and that you have a lovely week!

  3. I hear ya. The flu and now a very awful cold. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired! ;^) So now I better go out and have a closer look at MY peonies which have been very lovely this year. Blessings, Les.

  4. The peonies are beautiful. i remember my Grandmother's house was surrounded with them. Good childhood memories!

    Sorry you had a terrible headache. Glad you are feeling better today in all respects.

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