Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday's Hunt

The letter 'P' for Friday's Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills this week is an easy one for me.
Peonies are one of my favourite perennials and although I have a soft spot for mostly pink ones, the yellow Itoh variety 'Bartzella' is an award winning species.
 All of the peonies in my garden are fragrant and my favourite thing to do with them is cut a few for vases...
 centre pieces...
and create collections.
For the challenge 'motion' this is our cockapoo Topaz.
And this is our grand furbaby Henry, also a cockapoo who unfortunately looks like an Easter bunny on the run in this photo.
Thanks for hosting Teresa. I''ll also be linking to Mosaic Monday.

47 comments:

  1. I love peonies too, thanks for such a lovely mosaic. :-)

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  2. Peonies are my absolute favorite, and yours are gorgeous! Love them in the jars.

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful peonies, Judith! It's not surprising that they are your favourites.
    The photos are gorgeous and I like especially the mosaic. But oh no... the mosaic that I prepared today for the next Monday has almost the same frame mosaic setting! :) Great minds etc. Yours is more beautiful, without doubt.
    The motion photos are lovely too.
    Have a happy weekend! And thank you very much for hosting Mosaic Monday! xx

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  4. Your flowers made my day! So very beautiful. We're beginning to see some growth here in FL. :)

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  5. Hello Judith, your peonies are beautiful. They look lovely in vases. I like the cute furbabies, the grand-dog photo is adorable. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Hi Judith, I love the fragrance of peonies. I wish they lasted longer in the garden! I planted several new ones (including 'Bartzella') in my garden last fall. You have many beautiful types of peonies and I enjoyed seeing them. Looking forward to them blooming again this spring!
    Hugs, Beth

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  7. These peonies are stunning - I so much miss the vintage-era peony bed that we had at a former home. Your photos of the peonies in the jars are especially appealing. And those dogs! - definitely dogs of character and energy :)

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  8. The peonies are just gorgeous, Judth. Oh, how I miss their beauty! You're so lucky to be able to have them, and I love their display in the jars. Topaz and Henry are so (literally) dashing, and Henry really does look like a bunny!
    Happy weekend to you!

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  9. My peonies are only buds, but can hardly wait for them to bloom. They just don't bloom long enough for me. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend1
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  10. I adore peonies!

    Your dog and granddoggy are cute!

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  11. The peonies are spectacular. That huge yellow is so beautiful. My one and only is finally quite happy in the ground today. Now I think I need more.

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  12. Your peonies must outshine any in your neighbourhood Judith! I wish I could smell them right now! You make up such pretty displays. That photo of Henry is hilarious. He really does look like a big rabbit :) Great shot! Enjoy your weekend!
    Wendy

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  13. Very beautiful! Are we having mosaic Monday next week? Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  14. I went back and read the announcement again so I'll answer my own question....yes! lol Hugs!

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  15. The peonies are pretty and your pups are cute!

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  16. Aaahhhh, so beautiful! I can almost smell those peonies! And I'd love to romp with those two pups!!

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  17. Judith, what a delightful post...beautiful flowers and so much motion. GREAT!

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  18. Beautiful peonies, Judith! This season, I'll have to try to cut some blooms and put them in vases. Great captures of your dogs in motion!

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  19. Your in motion shots are marvellous and I can really smell your Paeonie blooms. I hope you have a lovely week ahead,

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  20. Topaz and Henry offer us a furry fun and frenetic pose - to cute :) The peonies are a perfect ‘P'!

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  21. Gorgeous peonies Judith, love the yellow ones. The dogs are having lots of fun running around. Enjoy the weekend.

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  22. Peonies have the most wonderful fragrance!

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  23. I love those funny dogs Topaz and Henry, especially when they are running around and have fun dogs make me smile or laugh out loud. You have some wonderful Peonies Judith, and of course they are also favorites of mine, but I think I call almost all flowers favorites of mine. Are they already flowering in your garden? Here we have to wait another few weeks.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  24. My Lovely Lady
    what a stunning post !

    I'm so charmed by your flowers, I so love poenies that, alas don't love our climate so much, and your furbabies, well, they're so wonderful critters, I'm sending so many huggles to them !

    Hope you're having a lovely Lord's Day, I'm sending blessings of joy on the begin of your new week ahead, sweet Judith
    with so much thankfulness

    Dany

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  25. Oh your peonies are just gorgeous! Can't wait to have mine bloom..a few weeks away still!

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  26. I adore peonies and am eagerly awaiting my own blossoms this year. And your pet photos made me smile. So happy!

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  27. Oh my goodness, Henry does look like an Easter bunny. Too cute. The peonies are beautiful! They look so nice as cut flowers. Thank you so much for joining me for Friday's Hunt. Have a good week.

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  28. Your cockapoo and granddog cockapoo are really cute dogs, Judith! Your peonies are lovely--they always remind me of large roses. I planted a peony bush last year and I'm hoping it will grow and bloom this year.

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  29. I just love Peonies and now that I live somewhere that is suitable to grow them.....I cannot wait. I hope they are as lovely as yours. Love the pups! I had such a good giggle seeing Henry....he does look like an Easter Bunny!! Have a happy week!

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  30. Hello Judith! I just smile when I look the cute dogs, they are adorable. Wonderful mosaics and beautiful images. I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for hosting. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  31. Adorable pups!! So cute in their play! And the peonies are so gorgeous all the time. I'll just wait to appear in here, at the end of april, starting with may... Your arrangements are all of them lovely and so gorgeous captured in the mix for collage.
    Have a nice day of monday and a great week ahead!

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  32. Beautiful pansies! I have hopes for a grand show from ours this year. Your mosaic of flowers is spectacular! Have a good week and thanks for hosting.

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  33. What a lovely display of peonies!

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  34. What a beautiful arrangement of peonies! Those various colors and delicate petals are so lovely and adorable puppies! I enjoyed to see their photos.
    I will have a spring break soon. My granddaughter is coming next week, staying with us for a few days. My husband and I will play with her, and also enjoy the most beautiful time of this year with my camera.I will miss you and will be back to Mosaic Monday after the break. I always appreciate your kindness and friendship.
    Many thanks,Judith. Take care!

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  35. Love peonies and wish that they lasted longer! At least, they are up in my sad garden this year. Right back into the deep freeze we are this morning.

    Your little grandpup Henry looks darling as an Easter bunny!

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  36. We used to grow peonies (in Oregon, not here, of course)...but I'd never heard of yellow ones. I'm amazed! Beautiful "arrangement" of both my old favorites and the lovely yellow. Those dogs are both adorable, whether posing as the Easter bunny or as a beautiful dog!

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  37. Your peonies are perfect and so are the dogs, a distant relation to my Crazy Poodle who is a cavoodle in our language!! They have exactly the same mannerism and boundless energy, sooo gorgeous ^..^.
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Wren x

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  38. Love these flowers! They are also gorgeous in those vases.

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  39. Lovely arrangements of peonies in the blue jars.

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  40. Judith, Great peony scaping in vases and jars. The dogs are really moving and you caught some great motion. Sylvia D.

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  41. The peonies are indeed beautiful, such showy flowers! And I like them in the Mason jars. They make a beautiful centerpiece!

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  42. Wow Judith, what wonderful display of peonies...your collage is a virtual feast for the eyes! Lovely shots of Henry and Topaz,they look so happy.....
    Thanks for hosting and sharing.

    Enjoy your week!
    Ruby

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  43. Oh Judith I love your peonies and how you displayed them in many arrangements and vases! And all those pink perennials too!

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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  44. Marvelous mosaics Judith. Your photos show gorgeous flowers. I would like to invite you to link up with my meme at http://anenglishgirlrambles2016.blogspot.com/2016/04/todays-flowers-404-april-15th-2016.html

    If you have done so already, thank you :) I haven't checked yet as I am still trying to catch up since our two-week house-guest left.

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  45. Topaz and Henry are adorable! Beautiful Peonies! I am new to the link up and so nice to meet you.

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  46. I can't wait for my peonies to bloom. I have a favourite blue willow jug that is MADE for peonies!

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