Friday, May 25, 2012

PINK SATURDAY B-day Party!






HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY,





Here's hoping you have pink balloons, pink cake & all sorts of wonderful pink goodies galore!

Thank you for hosting a wonderful linky party!
BECAUSE WE ALL SURE DO  OUR PINK!






Here is a simple but lovely pink peony "gift" and poem
taken and written by me in my garden for you, Beverly, on this special occasion!









Oh Gentle Peony
~by Michele M.  / FinchRest.com~


So soft and gently fragrant, a peony

So welcome and lush and loved!

Opening from a swollen pod, so many lovely petals

Becomes as the tender face of a child.


Hold off,  oh powerful rains that fill this flower!

As the last of the raindrops hit the ground,
So does our mop-headed beauty.

As swiftly she has come to awe the garden, she vanishes.

Her magnificent beauty faded for yet another year.




14 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle, Peonies are my most favourite flower in the world. They are so graceful, elegant and remind me of ballerinas with those fluffy petals. I cannot grow them here because it is too warm for them but I live for November/December when we have a massive surgence of them at all the florist shops.
    x

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  2. What a wonderful share, Peonies are oh so gorgeous! The poem matches the beauty of the flower, too.
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  3. Michele I've been wondering for awhile now if you wrote poetry. You've sent me some before but I didn't realize you wrote it. Duh where have I been! What a beautiful talent you possess. I hope you are going to put it in book form with all your gorgeous photos. I'll buy your first copy!! And please do inscribe it:D What a glorius gift to give to Beverly. I know she will treaure it as I do the lovely teacup arrangement you sent me. You are a true and gracious friend to all. That in itself is a rare gift.


    Big hugs dear friend,

    Nann

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  4. PS I just got a message from another blogger who too has not been getting my posts by email and vice versa. Something is really strange. Sometimes we do and sometimes we don't. I think there must be a glitch in the blog network system. I wonder if it would make a difference if I contact them. Its weird. Just thought I'd let you know.

    Nann

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  5. I absolutely love peonies - what a wonderful colour this one is.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  6. Beautiful post.. perfect pink peonies. They are one of my favorite flowers but..alas.. i can't grow them here.
    HPS,
    ~Clara

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday, Michele! LOVE your pink peony; one of my favourite flowers! I hope you have a delightful long weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. What a beautiful poem for one of the most beautiful flowers ever!

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday, Michele! I admire anyone with the talent to write poetry. That was soooo difficult for me in school. Your poem is lovely and so is the pink peony. Have a fun and safe weekend!------ Shannon

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  10. Oh Wow Michele, who knew you were such a poet. Love, love the poem and the gorgeous bloom. It rained hard here today. I was so afraid that all of Peony petals would be on the ground. Guess what? They survived and the sun has come out to play.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  11. What a sweet poem and beautiful peony! Peonies always remind me of my Mom - she loved them so. Happy Pink Saturday, Michele!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  12. Such a sensational entry for Pink Birthday!

    Please come and link at my Color Connection meme through my PINKentry, hope you'll join the fun!

    I am now your follower.

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  13. That is a lovely poem and a beautiful picture for Beverly! I bet she'll love it!

    Best wishes and happy Pink Saturday!
    Natasha in Oz

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  14. so gorgeous ! ty for sharing, Michelle ~

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