Peonies! June 11, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
My dooryard keeps coming up with new marvels, some of which are fleeting.
Peonies are lovely, but don’t survive a moderate rain. So the logical thing to do, as I see it, is to pick them before the rain hits.
A bunch on my butcher block:
…and one in the yard:
These lovely blooms peel away in uncountable layers from a tight ball in their center, eventually revealing their sexy bits for pollination.
I wasted my youth denigrating peonies for their weak necks, but as a weak-necked oldster, I now get them.