Peonies fo' Me

Don't be jeally, but this is what we have in our (the building's) front garden:
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That's a bush full of bustin' out peonies:
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I had to ask my landlord (she was in the garden yesterday) what kind of flower it was. She said Pfingstrose, which literally translates to Pentecostal rose. In English...a peony. I always think of peonies as light pink, a bit more closed up and all one color. Not these rebels...
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And that is my hand holding the stem underneath. Yes, I have sort of weirdly small hands, but that's still a big mama bloom.

And so I walked a little further and found some more Blumen. There's a place around the corner from us where you can rent little garden spaces..complete with huts, soil for crops and plenty of kitschy gnomes.
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It's quite nice. There were some quite nice lovelies there too.
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{note bikini babe}

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this might be my favey shot (below). that's some great bokeh. thanks Dtwo-hundey.
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And, around the corner, just on a sorta regular street...
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even the little weed flowers are cute
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So, I grabbed a friend to keep me company while I spend years trying to figure out an Austrian tax form (yes, of course in German).

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4 comments:

Amy said...

how beauty! i wish we had the growing conditions for flowers like that. we get excited about a single gladiola coming up in the backyard!

brookes said...

que rico! your "sorta regular streets" are unbelievable. and i want to meet that bikini lady. she seems right up my alley: catching rays whenever and wherever you can.

Rachel in Graz said...

Don´t envy you the tax form :s if you want some help or help finding an Austrian to translate let me know . . .

VictoriaArt said...

So schoene Bilder.... Und das Steuerformular hast Du bestimmt schon fertig! Ich kann Dir helfen...
Schoenes Wochenende!
Alles Liebe!

XX
Victoria

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