Thursday, 28 April 2011

Another correction...WOYWWers, read here!

I am it seems, incapable of using a diary correctly. I clearly need to get back to work! I have the WOYWW anniversary date wrong. It's still week 104 (of course) but that week is actually Wednesday June 1st by my new diary calculation and some very nimble maths from Shaz. And as she's in Australia and everything there is back to front or something, I reckon that makes her a genius. But at least we're on track with week numbers...if you are a weekly hopper, you'll know that yesterday marked week 99, so there's still time. For the PiF, and more mistakes. And if you read this blog relatively regularly, you'll know how often I have to admit to having feet of clay, so you will be unsurprised and taking this in your stride.
So I thought I'd distract you from my stupidity with a couple of shots of my beautiful paper white Tree Peony. Pictures taken on my point and shoot digi and not at all enhanced...that slight white glare is for real. The peony is about 10 years old now and just delivers...pleasure and smiles and a little worry - I worry that any rain after the flowers have burst forth will knock it about. It does, but better that than not experiencing the loveliness at all! There. Makes it all better huh. Makes me feel better - I keep recalling stuff that my sister is putting on her blog at Luscious Life Studios - she's been in freezing temperatures and foot deep snow in Montana. That ain't a break. A climate that forces flowers to do this is just right, thank you! Now I have to go - I can smell cake baking which is a call back to the kitchen. We have bunting to hang and a LOT of traditionally british food to be preparing. I even tried to talk Miss D into wearing my wedding dress tomorrow......a step too far, once again!

34 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

my husband mowed my peony down...wasn't white or as fantastic as this, at least she'll be back next year

Wipso said...

Wow that is a gorgeous peony. We have a deep red one in the back garden but ours isn't anywhere near as advanced as yours yet. Isn't it funny how the plants vary? Thanks for dropping by earlier.
A x

Ciara said...

You are a plonker! But it's good news as I haven't yet managed to get my backside into gear and now I actually have time to sort something out.

Oh and the peony distraction didn't distract me :-P

Enjoy your cake :-) xxx

voodoo vixen said...

Ooops... so I will be here after all!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous peony, stunningly bright white! We had a dark red one at home when I was growing up, I love them. I hadn't checked your maths with the date for the 2nd anniversary but at least you found out before!
You mean that your wedding dress won't fit YOU any more for tomorrow???? (don't throw things at me!)

Ohhh Snap said...

lol good thing I was only going by the WOYWW weekly count up! Isn't that the time standard anyways?

Love your tree peony, I used to have a lovely pink one that smelled of chocolate. Divorce necessitated the sale of the house and the peony had to stay (it was about 40 years old they said). Thank you for the lovely flowers.

Carolyn Phillips said...

As long as I have about 4 weeks then I am fine...need to get around to putting my idea into practise so I am not last minute...but then I am always last minute.

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous photo of the flower, never mind about getting the date wrong, one could be a practice run lol
C
xx

Kirsty.a said...

That peony is gorgeous. Enoy the wedding weekend

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh what a shame I'll be away on pif week - and I've even already made my gift for it :(
Maybe I could offer it as a giveaway on a woyww post?

Beautiful flowers though xx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous peony...think I must get one of those when I sort out my back garden :)
Have fun with your celebrations
xoxo Sioux

Carola Bartz said...

Your tree peony is gorgeous! I love peonies - my treee peonies are already gone, they were beautiful this year although they got beaten by some rain. Now I'm waiting for the bush peonies to flower, not very long anymore...

Anne said...

Stunning photos, Julia.
Have fun tomorrow, and hope the cake came out ok
Anne x

Chrysalis said...

What an amazingly beautiful shrub and I hope the festivities go well. Just scrolled through your sister's fascinating blog - creative talent runs through the family! xx

misteejay said...

My mum has a yellow flowered tree peony - beautiful things aren't they.

Toni xx

HarmonySweetpea said...

We're a good backwards here in Australia LOL

RosA said...

We're not backwards, just upside down! I'm pleased you got it wrong because I wanted to play but that original date was pretty inconvenient as we are flying interstate that day (if I can ever get around to booking tickets) and I couldn't figure out how I was going to be near a computer. And the peony is gorgeous. Love white flowers!

Amberbop said...

Ohhh I love that white sparkle! These are gorgeous. What a treat to look out your window and see. I see pigeons, but you know, to each their own ;)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, iincapable of using a diary correctly, feet of clay, distracting tactics, steps too far and... very funny! Julia, i wouldn't have you any other way!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oops, see, now i am iincapable of spelling iincapable correctly!

Jingle said...

Oh, that's actually good news because I hadn't started mine yet! LOL! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Twiglet said...

More time to plot and plan then - love that peony!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love the peony, showed my family they were blown away by its snowy whiteness!! and so glad at least it was two weeks later and not two weeks earlier that would have sent everyone in spin wouldn't it, Julia?? ah well life ifs never dull down here,
love Shaz in oz.x

sandra de said...

So pleased you got the date mixed up as I have another idea and need more time. Shaz' calligraphy mind is amazing even if it is upside down ... he he. Love your peony.

Dragon said...

I just believed you and didn't check, so what a plonker am I then??? I have forgotten how it's going to work so I shall have to look it up... The tree peony looks wonderful... I have 4 but they are younger and not so white... flowers are a boit hit and miss as they are young yet
Thanks for making time to hop over to my blog... hands are well improved now thanks, so some crafting will soon be in order.
Frankie
xx

Chrissy said...

I'm glad to have more time because I would like to participate. :) The flowers are lovely. Have a great weekend!

RosC said...

Wow, you are quick off the mark, Julia. First person to visit and I've just finished the final finnickity edit. I bet there are still some errors, but that will do for now.
So delighted you enjoyed a little busman's holiday. Thanks for calling in.
Your,
Ros.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Julia, the tree peony is beautiful. I scrolled down a bit and had to laugh at you ripping the hem of the jeans to use in your crafting. Those jeans sound sooooo useful!
Anne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love those flowers. So lovely, and there were just in time to celebrate the wedding. Glad to read you celebrated. I even took time to watch it, too. Hope your weekend was as lovely as your flowers.

MaggieC said...

I am so glad the date was wrong, as I had just decided that I was not at all happy with what i had chosen, and now have the chance to do something I think is better. Also, it would have been difficult as we would have been away, and depending on the vagaries of mobile internet access to take part. Thank you, Shaz, for working that out for us.

Spyder said...

Oh no, June. It'll soon be the longest day! I have a map of Iceland to do by June...it's nearly here and I've mislaid my doodlings, what with being away and moving my craft room. Panic! I did start a woyww thing but I'm afraid the bin liked it so much I let it have it! But there's still time. Your flowers are lovely.
Oh....it's Tuesday already.
(Lyn)

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow...lovely Peony. We are still looking for warmer temperatures and no rain.

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