Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hello, Peony

I've made a shocking discovery!

I have just recently learned of a flower known as the Peony.  I had heard of them & may have once had a Bath & Body Works fragrance with hints of Peony...

...but I thought they were just weird roses.  (Maybe they're flower cousins?)

Anywho, I think I've found my new favorite flower... I didn't think anything could top my red poppies!

{Thank you, Martha Stewart Magazine}

Ok, so, nothing terribly shocking, but I had to get your attention, right?

And, on another thought, I LOVE THIS:

Eyes, look your last,
Arms, take your last embrace,
and, lips, O you
The doors of breath,
Seal with a righteous kiss.

There's just something about this excerpt from Romeo + Juliet.  Maybe I'm a hopeless romantic?  But I just love the metaphorical-ness of it... "doors of breath"... I'd never think to call my lips that, but thats the beauty of Shakespeare.

Did people really talk like this?  I do think it's beautiful, but if someone were to walk up to me now and say: "KISS MY DOORS OF BREATH!"  I would probably respond with a resounding "Excuse me?"

Oh, how the times have changed.  Ok, who's sending me some peonies?  That would just complete my week. ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love peonies too. My mom had a whole flower patch of them as I was growing up so I took starts from hers and now every Spring we have beautiful pink, white, and red peonies blooming in our yard.