Friday, May 14, 2010

CR: Anticipation & Sweet Savors...

As I type this, it is like having "smello-blogging"...because I can smell the heady perfume of my favorite flower, the peony. I call it the poor man's rose...cuz the smell is just as glorious and the structure is like a rose with a bad hair day.
I check on these beauties in their tight ball buds for weeks. I sing "Anticipation..." and wait and wait for them to burst open.
Then, the payoff...tons and tons (well, dozens and dozens anyway) of deep pink, ruffled blossoms. Such intense smells makes me think of....

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God."

11 comments:

kara with a k said...

Love, love, love, love, love peonies!! I have a gorgeous bush in my backyard that is still kinda young and only produces four or five blooms a year, but I still adore them. Mine are a creamy white with a soft pink streaked center. So gorgeous, and they do smell delightful.

Happy weekend!!

Critty said...

What beautiful flowers! Peonies are so beautiful and smell gorgeous. I am glad they could brighten your day today!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

Beautiful...don't you just love spring?

Andrea said...

I can't wait to get some flowers planted so I can smell them! That's the best part of spring and summer!

e-Mom said...

Peonies are my favorite perennial! Love those ruffled petals. And I love that beautiful verse you posted.

I received a gorgeous bouquet of pink tiger lilies from my daughter for Mother's Day... delivered to the doorstep.

Too bad they made me sneeze and sneeze! The fragrance was heavenly. :~D

Michelle said...

I'm jealous, my peonies have just sprouted. By the way your comment on my blog has me laughing and made me think about what I do wear around the house in the morning! :P

Brookie said...

What beautiful flowers! My kitty loves to eat plants and flowers, so I can't have them around very often... I love yours vicariously.

Amanda said...

Ha, I love that description of peonies! :)

jubilee said...

We were pleasantly surprised with peonies growing in our yard right after we moved in. Love them, but mine always have tons of ants so I can't bring them in. Ack. :)

e-Mom said...

P.S. I published a special blog post for you today, Bobbi. When you get a chance, come over and take a peek.

I hope you're feeling better!

(((Hugs)))

Karen said...

I have an award for you on my blog...