[This was written when I had a photo of pink peonies in my header.]
As you can see by my header and avatar, I love peonies. My mom grew them for years and I have fond memories of their fragrance filling up our home. I wish they lived longer–they’re so beautiful.
Last weekend Mr. Prose and I went to Seneca Creek State Park, where they have a great collection of peonies. My favorite is this one, Raspberry Sorbet:
The layers of pink, lavender and cream get me every time. Here’s one peeking out from the weeds:
And lastly, a closeup of those layers:
On all sides
the peony wards off
~Yosa Buson (Japanese poet, 1716-1783)