Thursday, June 28, 2012

Peonyography

While photographing the peonies the other morning (after a long shower under the sprinkler) I wondered if I would ever get tired of photographs of these peonies. Their upright bloom time is always so short-lived, and all it takes is one good rainfall to flop them all over; I madly capture them year after year, same pinks, same same droplets, ...same glorious photograph of a blooming peony for the journal. I'm glad I save the moment, and I'll do it again next year.

I cut a good number of them this afternoon, along with some Alchemilla mollis 'Lady's Mantle' blooms - and after meticulously picking at and shaking them free of bugs & worms ...yes: unpleasant... I arranged them for a vase in the kitchen and photographed them again.
 and again

2 comments:

Northern Shade said...

Peonies are so photogenic. The blooms look fantastic, whether they are fighting against the rain on the plants, or in bouquets in a vase. I enjoy the way that they scent a room.

Amy Vervoort said...

Peony bouquets might be my favourite - such stunning HUGE blooms! :)