The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom. – Henry Mitchell, American Garden writer “Earthman”, 1924-1963
These may not be my best photos of flowers, but it one of my favourite flowers and they are in bloom right now! And what better way to appreciate them than to pass the time admiring them, both through a lens and with the naked eye. They’ve always reminded me of ball gowns, and what girly-girl doesn’t love an over-the-top sparkly, ruffled confection?
It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Wander Bonnano