Annie's Annuals- Spring 2012
Lilac Time and Roses on the Way

Peony and Michelia Doltsopa

Have you ever admired something with a friend and then a month later find it on your door step?

Pink peony in vase

The vase was the admired object and it arrived with visitors.





Can you tell I love photographing peonies? So garden-rare in CA.



I think this one's prayer (please open) was answered.



The other charmer? A magnolia relative from China- the  heavenly scented Michelia Doltsopa.


The last bud opened in the kitchen near daughter Anna's embroidery.


If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.

A. A. Milne



Not bad for Iphone-4 pictures!