Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beautiful Blooms

Yesterday was one of those busy days.  It was Monday and it followed a very busy weekend.  At work I was scheduled to drive the bookmobile on our route that takes us to the town of Index, then Goldbar and then to a rural grocery store.  It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining and the first view we had as we started out was of Mount Rainier.  The scenery was beautiful the whole day which is not unusual when you live here in the Pacific Northwest.   I can't say that the behavior of the other drivers on the road was so beautiful.  People seem to associate the word SLOW with the bookmobile because it is a large vehicle and they must not let you merge in front of them.  That does distract a little from the enjoyment of the drive.  I will tell you that if you see the bookmobile we can get up to and do go the speed limit so we won't slow you down too much.
After work I had went to the hospital with my husband to see the newest baby girl born to a family in our church.  She is beautiful and everyone is doing well. 
So many blessing in one day.

It was about 8pm and time to return to our nest for a time of rest.

As we pulled into the driveway I looked to the left and saw that my favorite peonies were blooming!
When I saw this I knew that I must cut some right away because when the rain came back they would be on the ground.  I suddenly had a burst of energy and cut the peonies and toured the yard taking pictures of many of the plants that were blooming. 
My verse for the day from my little box of verse on my desk was

He careth for you.  1Peter 5:7
The beauty of God's creation is just another way that he cares for us and makes us feel renewed and inspired.

So much beauty, I am so glad I didn't miss it.

I will be linking with
 Bloomin Tuesday at Green Thumb Jean's
Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life


  1. What lovely peonies! The scent must be heavenly.

  2. Oh, my! I can't grow those, so I will just have to admire yours.

  3. My peonies won't bloom. Yours are lovely.

  4. Lovely post. Aren't new babes the best??

  5. beautiful...HE has given us so many gifts, if we just take a moment to look around us. My peonies never bloom, lots of foliage but no flowers. I love yours...so frilly. take care...;j

  6. Such pretty peonies! Mine bloomed this year also- so pretty though the show didn't seem to last long enough!

  7. What beautiful blooms in your yard. Love being able to bring some inside.
    Mary Alice

  8. A new baby is the best gift of all..Best wishes to the lucky parents. And I love your peonies too. I know exactly what you mean about cutting them before the good rain takes them away..The good rain has been with us off and on for the last few weeks..I have been cutting blooms like crazy..(like the crazy drivers..hahaha)I'm your newest follower..found you over at Kathy's..enjoy your peonies with all their glory!

  9. When I was a little kid, the bookmobile was the greatest thing on this entire earth. I was always soooooooooo excited. It was so magical to enter and leave with an adventure. Today, I would gladly let the bookmobile merge in front of me and smile the entire time.
    Love your gorgeous peonies. Indeed we are so blessed and so very loved.

  10. Beautiful blooms! I'm always upset when I get so busy I forget to check the gardens. Glad you took time to take pics. Jean

  11. Gorgeous flowers, Sherry! Peonies are my favorite!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. Oh, how truly beautiful!

    I love your china birdhouse too! (I am rather fond of nests and birdies and such!)

  13. My timing is perfect for reading this JUST what I needed to be reminded of! I appreciate you!
    Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,