I sometimes seem to think of seasons in terms of flowers. When the snow is melting, it will be tulip season soon. Once the weather has warmed, it is blossom time. The middle of May means lilac season. And then finally, as the lilacs fade we reach my favourite of all: peony season. Peony season is the best, because it comes in June. The trees are lush with leaves, and the gardens are filling in with green foliage. We aren’t into summer yet, so the days are warm, but not too hot, and the evenings are cool. And my favourite large, pretentious, many-petaled, sweetly scented flowers burst into bloom! We are lucky to have six peony bushes: four white ones, and two fuchsia pink ones, which are not my favourite (my absolute favourite are the blush pink variety) but medium pink is the next best thing! I couldn’t not have a photo shoot with the pink peonies when they were in bloom, but alas, I don’t currently own any pinks that are cool toned like this peony bush (and peach tones would look terrible with this backdrop). So beiges, browns, olives – and a tiny bit of a pink necklace had to do instead. This is an outfit I wear a lot though, so it’s nice to show this dress off again, as the last time was over a year ago.
I guess I don’t really have much to say about this outfit, aside from the fact that: I actually wear this dress a lot in the summer, I am trying to break in these shoes semi-successfully (don’t you hate breaking in shoes??!!), and I bought this purse when I was eighteen, carried it for a few years, then decided that I didn’t really love it. Fortunately I kept it though, and have been using it again- I think I just needed a bit of break from it to remember that I do still like it 🙂
What is your favourite “flower season” and which flowers grow where you live?
July 28, 2017 @ 9:58 am
I love peonies! We have really dark pink ones, and I think they come even earlier than June here. I’ll have to make a note next time they flower! I would love to add some pretty pale pink ones to our garden too. x
July 28, 2017 @ 8:39 pm
Yep- the Northern Wilds of Canada see flowers pretty late in the season. I must admit that I was more than a bit jealous when I saw you posting pictures of flowers this past spring, while we still had snow! 🙂
July 28, 2017 @ 12:02 pm
What a darling dress! And that bag is so interesting!
As for the flower question…I honestly have no idea! I’ve never been the biggest fan of flowers until recently with the odd and unique ones I have encountered since moving. But I have no idea as to their season.
July 28, 2017 @ 8:44 pm
I’m sure that California has an amazing array of different kinds of flowers!
July 28, 2017 @ 6:37 pm
I love that dress. It is so pretty and feminine.
July 28, 2017 @ 8:45 pm
Aww thanks so much Marilyn!
July 30, 2017 @ 6:38 pm
I must admit, my knowledge of flowers is limited enough that I don’t really know when the ones that I like bloom! I think lilacs might be my favorite, though – my grandmother had them in her garden when I was little, and I always loved the scent.
Gorgeous peonies, and a very pretty dress to match! Simple, classic summer style. I love the seersucker and slightly puffed sleeves.
July 31, 2017 @ 11:18 pm
And I think I just know a lot about flowers because my Mom and Grandma both love gardening 🙂
August 3, 2017 @ 7:40 am
I do love peonies, these are glorious. I also really like hydrangeas, so much so that I have three bushes in my garden. Two are pink but different shades and one is a purpley blue one.
August 4, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
Oh I love hydrangeas too! Purple-blue ones especially ♥