Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tree peony shadow

Here, for Shadow Shot Sunday, is the very first bloom from my four-year-old Tree Peony.  Isn't it beautiful?  I bought it when we first put some plants in at the back of the house but it's suffered a few setbacks.  First of all it was in a pot, which kept it from properly rooting.  Then for two years in a row its bud was accidently broken off.  Last year it was moved behind something else and didn't get the water it needed.  But now it's found a forever place and it's taking off.

I just love the big floppy petals and the shadows they cast--plus that stunning centre bit.

Gardening just gets better and better for me!


  1. What an exquisite flower! Love the color and the shadows, the petals and the center are just gorgeous! May you have a very Happy Mother's Day, Joanna!


  2. Beautiful photograph, I love Peonies.
    I am envious... I really can't have them here in Tucson but what a treasure you have.
    The fact it and you found the right place and after all those years you now have fabulous bloom !

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Stunning flower and beautiful shot.
    So pleased that it is doing well. We don't grow them here in this part of New Zealand as it is too damp.

  4. I love hue of this flower. I really like purle and pink!

    By the way, I would like to give thanks to your mom who gave birth to you, because of her I met you and you become part of my life. Give her my warmest greetings...

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. That is seriously sweet! Love the colours and it looks so delicate!

    Re my shadow shots - No they weren't filming. It was part of some kind of fundraising event. Have yourself a great week :)

  6. It is indeed very beautiful :)

  7. joanna that's crazy beautiful!!! lucky you. what a gift. steven

  8. Such a pretty bloom. It looks like the skirts of a dancer swirling to the music.

  9. first blossom
    from tree peony—
    more will come

    Shadows everywhere:
    If Wisteria…
    Shadowy descanso

  10. Beautiful flower. You caught the shadows and brightness perfectly!


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