Not So Speechless Sunday: Pink Statice And Peonies

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Yesterday the flowers at the Santa Barbara were plentiful.  What stood out for us were these pink statice.  They are drought tolerant and can be dried.  When dried they retain their color and texture as if they were alive.  They symbolize remembrance.


Around the corner, we spotted peonies.  This is the beginning of the season for them. Peonies symbolize romance, happy marriage, and prosperity.


Whenever, I see the color pink, I think of Audrey Hepburn's quote.  I saw her once in the powder room at Elizabeth Arden's in Beverly Hills.  We shared a smile and a nod.  She was a lovely woman. 


I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.  Audrey Hepburn.  


Wishing you all a delightful Sunday and a great week ahead.

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I believe happy girls are the prettiest! Nice photo to brighten up a rainy Florida Sunday.

May 20, 2018 07:47 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Very nice... I love the color .so.  One of my favorite

May 20, 2018 08:33 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a nice nod to Audrey Hepburn.  The peonies are just glorious - and the color too. 

May 20, 2018 08:50 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs and your paired quote.

Our peonies are blooming and we have many cut flowers in our home as a result.

May 20, 2018 08:54 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I just love peonies Ron and Alexandra Seigel  when cut they fill a vase and room with loveliness  one of my favorites 

Happy Sunday

May 20, 2018 09:03 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hannah Williams Mine too, they remind me of my father who had a whole bed of them in Minnesota.  The flowers were the size of dinner plates.  Trader Joe's has them in the stores.  I walked in and two bunches were in my basket before anything else.  A

May 20, 2018 09:08 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I love statice because it lasts longer than most blossoms.  And, the color of the statice pictured and those peonies is glorious!

May 20, 2018 10:53 AM #7
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Alexandra, what a great and memorable experience to get a smile and a nod from the great and beautiful Audrey Hepburn. She was a real woman who did a job and entertained people. I could never see her pounding her chest and making her opinions known to the public. She was classy, truly beautiful. I doubt she'd ever modify her face under the knife or with botox today. She was a real professional! I love that quote too!

As for peonies, I love them too! I remember standing in awe of a beautiful pink Peony Bush at my sister's house a long time ago. My brother-in-law snipped some branches and handed them to me. I put them in water and they rooted! I couldn't believe it. When I moved, I cried because I left the peony bush behind along with my Blue Spruce Tree, Corkscrew Willow, and the many other plants and trees I planted and nursed in the ground. 

They don't grow well in TX. However, I admire their beauty every time I get back to IL or WI when they begin to bloom. 

May 20, 2018 11:23 AM #8
Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

There is power in pink! Thanks for sharing this relaxing portrait in pinkology. 

May 20, 2018 11:57 AM #9
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I love peonies; mine finished blooming a couple of weeks ago so I have to wait a year to have more.

May 20, 2018 12:04 PM #10
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Beautiful flowers and quote. Lucky you to have crossed paths with Audrey Hepburn.


May 20, 2018 02:01 PM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

The pink statice are absolutely lovely.  Your photographs are outstanding.  Seems one should not go to the Santa Barbara Farmers Market without a camera.

May 20, 2018 03:09 PM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Recently, Tiffany's hired a new artistic director. Insiders say the reason for this was that the previous directed had Lady Gaga as image, and she is nowhere near their previous one with Audrey Hepburn...We shared the same hairdresser, and he said that she never demanded respect, she just commanded it.  It was natural!  A

May 20, 2018 03:14 PM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jane Chaulklin-Schott When we had the photography school in town, the students would come down and take photos, and we still see videographers from out of the state coming to film our market.  A

May 20, 2018 03:15 PM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

How gorgeous are these flowers!  The pink Statice are quite brillant. My daughter-in-law is a real fan of Peonies.

May 20, 2018 03:28 PM #15
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Beautiful deep pink colors in your photos Ron and Alexandra. Our flower gardens are sporting blushing hues to deep magentas and everything in the color spectrum right now. Audrey Hepburn was a favorite of mine...Ralllllly she was! 

May 20, 2018 05:25 PM #16
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good afternoon,  Alexandra and Ron - yet another delightful interpretation of "in the pink".

May 20, 2018 05:53 PM #17
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alexandra.

Miracles do happen.  When my wife said yes the first miracle happened.  Now, when I see her smiling face everyday the miracle continues.

May 21, 2018 03:27 AM #18
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Ron and Alexandra.  Beautiful and vibrant flowers.  I would have loved to see Audrey Hepburn in person.

May 21, 2018 04:41 AM #19
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