Peony in Dillsboro, NC - Speechless Sunday

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097



As I was strolling back to the MoonDancer Realty office after watching the Easter Hat Parade in Dillsboro, NC yesterday, I spied a beautiful yellow bloom tucked on the side of a 100 year old building now housing Jill’s Hair Cuts.

Peony in Dillsboro copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

Most people will tell you that the only thing I know about most flowers is that I like to photograph them. As I wedged myself between the flower and the building, two ladies crossed the street and asked me, “Isn’t that a peony bush”? Obviously they don’t read my blog!

Peony in Dillsboro copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

They didn’t need me to identify the flower, they were already familiar with it…they just hadn’t seen one in a while. The one lady is a craftsperson and actually makes flowers out of yarn. She had one on her hat and it really was pretty.

Dillsboro Peony copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

The closer I got to the bloom, the more interesting it became to me. Flowers on the macro level always give me more of a complete picture…whether I know the name of it or not.

Peony in Dillsboro copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

It is always a treasure hunt when strolling Front Street in Dillsboro, NC. Not only are the shops attractive but all these blooms keep the town looking inviting and cheery.

 

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Janis Borgueta
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Mona ~ the photos are Just BEAUTIFUL...I love the series showing  the details...

 Enjoy your Holiday...

Apr 08, 2012 08:24 AM #1
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Now, that looks like EASTER...Thanks for the day brightener.  So very pretty, Mona!

Apr 08, 2012 08:35 AM #2
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Maria Morton
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Happy Easter, Mona! You know, I don't remember ever seeing a yellow peony before today.

Apr 08, 2012 08:37 AM #3
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Mona Gersky
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Janis, thank you.

Suzanne, it does look very spring-ish, doesn't it?

Maria, I now this blooms every year but I always forget about it until it surprises me in the spring!

Apr 08, 2012 08:40 AM #4
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Kevin J. May
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I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille.  These shots just kept getting better and better Mona.  How close can you get?

Apr 08, 2012 09:01 AM #5
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Leslie G. Rojohn
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So in other words this is your way of saying you have photographed yet another thing you can't identify. (Just thought I'd save Roger the trouble)

Apr 08, 2012 01:47 PM #6
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Mona, Very nice pictures of peonies!  I hope that you have had a happy Easter!

Apr 08, 2012 02:37 PM #7
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Mona Gersky
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Kevin, I think I could have gotten closer but it was a little windy.

No really, Leslie, I think it's a peony.  I'll ask April, she'll be able to identify it for sure.

Thanks Tony and Darcy, you too.

Apr 08, 2012 02:45 PM #8
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JoAnn Moore
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So pretty Mona. The shade of yellow is kind of mellow. Glad you took time to capture these images. Happy Easter.   

Apr 08, 2012 05:31 PM #9
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Mona,  You captured the beauty.  I sure wish we could grow peonies here in the Mile High City.  Very beautiful

Apr 08, 2012 05:57 PM #10
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Ron Marshall
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Gorgeous photos, Mona....and very sunny and bright.  Wow. 

Thank you so much for framing my kitties.  It made a world of difference.   And, being an antique dealer, it really fit. 

I might have to run that off, if you don't mind, and put it up in my office. 

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Hello Nona,

 

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday. The flowers are so beautiful, your photography is amazing.

I just subscribed to your blog :D

 

Apr 08, 2012 06:15 PM #12
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Mona Gersky
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JoAnn, it's nice to hear from you...I like a mellow yellow!

Belinda, wonder why you can't grow peonies in the mile high city.  Doesn't seem fair does it...but then we don't have aspen trees here.

Ron, what a compliment...by all means print the photo off.

Patty, thank you for subscribing.  The photography is okay...the flowers are amazing!  I had a productive Easter...the grass got cut and  tomorrow's appointments are set.  I hope your day was lovely.

Apr 08, 2012 06:49 PM #13
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Mona, there are SO many beautiful things in life, no matter where we live...we just have to open our eyes and look around! I'm glad you caught this beautiful yellow peony and shared it with us on Speechless Sunday! :)

Leilani

Apr 08, 2012 08:00 PM #14
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Leilani, I smile everytime I see your handsome family kneeling with you.  Glad you enjoyed the flowers.

Apr 08, 2012 08:27 PM #15
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Hello again Mona. I don't think it matters what you know as much as what you share. Your pictures are terrific and go figure that the lady would have a hat with a magnificent flower like the one you were focused on.

Apr 09, 2012 06:13 AM #16
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Mona Gersky
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Sheila, even though I would rarely wear a hat myself, much less one with a flower on it...this lady's hat WAS pretty cool.  Thank you for your sweet words.

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