Peony in Dillsboro, NC - Speechless Sunday

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
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

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

 Enjoy your Holiday...

Apr 08, 2012 01:24 AM #1
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Now, that looks like EASTER...Thanks for the day brightener.  So very pretty, Mona!

Apr 08, 2012 01:35 AM #2
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Happy Easter, Mona! You know, I don't remember ever seeing a yellow peony before today.

Apr 08, 2012 01:37 AM #3
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

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 01:40 AM #4
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

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 02:01 AM #5
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

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 06:47 AM #6
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Mona, Very nice pictures of peonies!  I hope that you have had a happy Easter!

Apr 08, 2012 07:37 AM #7
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

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 07:45 AM #8
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

So pretty Mona. The shade of yellow is kind of mellow. Glad you took time to capture these images. Happy Easter.   

Apr 08, 2012 10:31 AM #9
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Mona,  You captured the beauty.  I sure wish we could grow peonies here in the Mile High City.  Very beautiful

Apr 08, 2012 10:57 AM #10
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

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. 

Apr 08, 2012 11:05 AM #11
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

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 11:15 AM #12
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

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 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 11:49 AM #13
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

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! :)


Apr 08, 2012 01:00 PM #14
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Leilani, I smile everytime I see your handsome family kneeling with you.  Glad you enjoyed the flowers.

Apr 08, 2012 01:27 PM #15
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

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 08, 2012 11:13 PM #16
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

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.

Apr 09, 2012 10:42 AM #17
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