2013 Peony Series – 09

“Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?” – George Sand

Blush of InnocenceBlush of Innocence

2013 Peony Series – 08

Seeking the Beyond

Seeking the Beyond

2013 Peony Series – 06

“The dew of compassion is a tear.” – Lord Byron

Compassionate Joy

Compassionate Joy

2013 Peony Series – 05

 “Blushing is the color of virtue.” – Diogenes Diogenes

Bashful

Bashful

2013 Peony Series – 07

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.” – Marilyn Monroe

Layers of a Happy MarriageLayers of Marriage

Layers of PinkLayers of Happiness

Because it really does take more than passion to make marriage a success.  It really does take one layer of relationship after another to make it work.

2013 Peony Series – 01

“I confess that I love him, I rejoice that I love him, I thank the maker of Heaven and Earth that gave him to me. The exultation floods me.”-

– Emily Dickinson

 

Heavenly

Heavenly

As an introduction to the Peony series I must share with you the meanings of the Peony in the language of flowers.  The meanings vary and include a wide range of emotions.

Peony: Shame, happy marriage, compassion, anger, bashfulness

The image posted above is titled heavenly because it appears that the flower petals float off into infinity, or heaven.  It is dreamy, like pink clouds. The quote links the meaning of the peony, happy marriage, with the title of the image.  Love and heaven united.