Tag Archives: peonies

Private Diamonds

JB sent the following to me yesterday accompanied by his photograph (above) taken in our wet west garden: Private Diamonds Pain guides our lives very well. Take the stone from your shoe and by a miracle it replaces itself, a … Continue reading

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“The visible and the in-” by Marge Piercy

Some people move through your life like the perfume of peonies, heavy and sensual and lingering. Some people move through your life like the sweet musky scent of cosmos so delicate if you sniff twice, it’s gone. Some people occupy … Continue reading

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Temporary slice of nirvana

In the garden all day. Putting out fresh compost in the back and front gardens, smelling the newly opened peonies every time I passed them. I walked nearly three and a half miles in the six hours I was out … Continue reading

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Twin replantings

On this equinox, I divided and replanted the peony that was first planted over 86 years ago when my mother and her twin were born. Since I first planted them in the front yard about a dozen years ago, the … Continue reading

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After a long day at work…

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Storm’s a comin’

Ah, peonies. They are absolutely beautiful, in fact visually complicated, and smell heavenly. Yet they are so short-lived. The fragile blossoms are heavy and if there is a storm once they have opened, the flowers rarely survive. In the front … Continue reading

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