Our cool weather that is lingering long has at least one benefit - the peony blooms are lasting for more time. I don't remember seeing so many bundles of them in the store before. Late one afternoon I took some time to photograph the ones left from last week's baby shower.
They are just so pretty, all layers and ruffles. In flower language the peony symbolizes secrets because small fairies were said to be able to hide inside the overlapping petals.
Outside, my peony blossoms were torn into shreds today by a constant strong wind that danced wildly with treetops and flowers alike. A couple of tight buds survived and I hope they open. Perhaps the wind is blowing in warmer, sunnier weather. We would all welcome it.
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.ca/2012/06/mosaic-monday-rose-garden.html