Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tree Peony


I've been following her progress over the past two weeks . . .

She starts out shy, sealed tight in gray-green, but as the sun caresses her
she slowly unveils a tantalizing glimpse of pink silk . . . 

She is helpless to resist his heated demands . . . 

Every day she grows bolder, spreading her petals . . .  

Wider and wider till her golden inmost parts smile back at the sun  . . .

Her sisters are equally shameless . . .

Garden floozies, the lot of them . . .
 
Oh, you torrid tree peonies!  
 
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17 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your peonies are the first I have seen this season -- barbara

Ms. A said...

I laughed out loud as I was reading your captions. Closest thing to steamy I've read in decades! It's brilliant, I love it!

Thérèse said...

Nice life story. It's a family business!

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful romantic story! I love peonies, but I noticed that they are not longer in my garden, which is a great "loss"!

Jules said...

We had a pale pink one in Hobart it was just beautiful, can't even grow the bush ones here so loved your images as they brought back memories!

Pat in east TN said...

Beautiful! Those are the first I've seen open so far. Mine are loaded with buds, and are a deep magenta color, so I'm anxious for their 'grand opening'!

Brian Miller said...

ha...so cool you captured the progression...i tried to turn and look away but she was so beautiful

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely pictures and a lovely little story to go with it.

Kath said...

Where would we be without the gorgeous floozies?

California Girl said...

Spring comes earlier to your neck of the woods. This is lovely.

Vicki Lane said...

Tree peonies bloom earlier than the more common herbaceous peonies. And the blooms don't last long, alas!

Tipper said...

Love the time frame!

(and the photo of the dogs on the couch too!)

Mamabug said...

Just love the blooms and your running commentary! Great post!

Deanna said...

Love the imagery.. and the images! You have peonies already! I've never heard of tree peonies. Learn something new every day...

Victoria said...

I love this post, both the images and especially the words. Too funny! I can't get peonies to grow here, much to my regret.

NCmountainwoman said...

I love peonies. I used to have them and my husband hated them. Despite the cages I put around them they always drooped right after a rain. He took that as a signal to whack them down! I can tell from your descriptions that you love those garden floozies just as much as I did.

jennyfreckles said...

Brilliant - you've captured their essence in word and image.