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Decisions | Paris & Peonies

6.22.2015
Peony in black and white
Pink and white peonies

The beginning of summer in Paris can sometimes be tricky I've discovered, not only because of constantly varying weather conditions, but also because you may just find yourself at an open market with just a single 10 Euro bill in your pocket and have to decide between a carton of succulent strawberries or a handful of the prettiest peonies... one feeds the stomach, the other feeds the heart and soul...

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21 comments

  1. And you chose the heart. Smart person. 😉

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  2. Incredibly beautiful Catherine...I think you made the right choice... Wishing you a week as beautiful as those peonies!

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  3. The heart is harder to fill than the stomach. Wise choice :)

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  4. You certainly made the right choice! Those peonies will feed the eyes for awhile, and you won't even miss the strawberries.

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  5. There's really no choice to make, the peonies would win over strawberries for me any day because they can be enjoyed for so much longer.

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  6. Tough decision, I would say ; -) It is peonies season again, they are among my favorite flowers: their colors and textures are fascinating, reminiscent of old times charm and elegance - in a positive way. Enjoy your gorgeous flowers and...summer (the sun is back today :-))!

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  7. Hello Catherine! I'm from Singapore and both fruits and flowers are expensive ... I empathize with you! I see that you chose to get what feeds the soul ... which reminds me that I haven't brought back flowers to my place for a while ... ah, the life of a constant traveler. I'm home for 4 days so perhaps I'll go pick some blooms before heading back to my place from the office. Enjoy your peonies!

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  8. Gorgeous shots.

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  9. Your blossoms are exquisite!

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  10. I love peonies. Especially the white ones.

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  11. Wisely chosen! I love them. I planted one years ago, but it did not take. I will try again someday because those blooms are so rewarding!

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  12. Carherine, the peonies are lovely in color and not, so a tough decision for sure with a limited amount of euros. I was hoping to see a photo of the strawberries as well to see what you had to resists😏

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    1. Ahh, I'll be sure to take a photo next time I face this dilemma Beatrice ;)

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  13. Such a quandary!! That would be a difficult choice to make. The peonies are so very beautiful!! Wishing you well!

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  14. It's harder for me to choose the 'non' essential - yet...the older I get the more convinced I am that those special treats that feed our soul are perhaps the most essential of all!

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  15. Sometimes, those decisions are hard to make! Your choice of the flowers for the soul spreads across the world today.

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  16. Thank you all for your very kind comments... seems to be a consensus among us toward the peonies :) xo

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