Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine’s Day in New Zealand

 

February 14th 2013.

A special day  for  so many, as they celebrate love, happiness, past and future, and lots more.Enjoy the day, if it is today, hope you had a wonderful day, if it was yesterday.

The peony  is known as the flower of riches and honour. They embody romance and prosperity, and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.

Red roses may be traditional, but very costly on the day,

One bouquet, 24 red roses, nicely arranged, NZ $ 350.00

I  am very happy to have my own  peony photos with special memories to accompany them.

 

Happy Valentine's Day

 

Quotation of the day  from Kahlil Gibran, abridged.

“ Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream”

Greetings from Jean

16 comments:

Horst in Edmonton said...

The Peony are beautiful, I have a Peony plant that looks like the flower you are showing us. Happy Valentines Day.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Horst, the flowers were for Hugh and me from our younger daughter and partner, for a special occasion, with a little Picasa editing, I was having some fun. They like cold winters, so maybe too warm here for them to grow really well.Your climate should suit them very well indeed !! Greetings from Jean

Susan Heather said...

I hope you had an enjoyable day. I know I did.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Susan.a bit like any other day , but on TV 1, the breakfast episode was great, the lovely man from NZ Fire Service proposed live, his lovely lady accepted, courtesy of Michael Hill Jeweller, a beautiful diamond ring and cash, then they rode off into the sunrise on his motorbike, ( he won the competition) Truly, the "stuff" fairytales are made of.here we had great weather, I achieved a lot of sewing, Hugh did some great gardening, all in all, a pretty good day. Greetings from Jean.

Janet said...

We had a huge peony bush in our yard when I was a child. I loved those flowers. I haven't seen one for 40 years. Happy Valentine's day.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lovely photo! I think peonies are more lovley than roses! Happy Valentine's Day!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Peonies are lovely. I can hardly believe the cost of roses there in your part of the world. WOW.

It was raining here yesterday so I didn't even think of going out to pick a bouquet of anything. I do have some yellow roses in the kitchen that a friend brought me on Sunday so I wasn't without flowers on the day, and orchids are in bloom in the scullery window.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

MandaBurms said...

cough cough cough $350 for roses. We brought a fruit tree and that wasn't really for Valentines day as we don't get into the commercialism
LOVE the Peony's
Love Leanne

sophie...^5 said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you and yours, Jean.....those red roses need some gold dust on them I'd say....oh well....I love your peonies!!

Ron

Kat said...

What a lovely photo. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day full of love (and chocolate).

Nancy J said...

Thank you all, our Valentine's Day went well, no problems, no "Silver Coach" for either of us, and nothing in the way of chocolates or flowers, work in the garden, some sewing, and sunshine, Perfect all round. Greetings from Jean

Michaele said...

I love what you wrote on the photo. Everyone - all over the world. Made me smile.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely, we have to wait some months for them

KB said...

I hope that you had a lovely day. We had a snowstorm that make life a bit more difficult than usual. But, no big deal, it was still a great day!

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Carol Mattingly said...

Love this photo. Peonies are so gorgeous. I absolutely love them.