Tag Archives: peony

Ode to the fleeting Peony

wpid-IMG_0509.jpg
Red as blood, you raise your delicate head
So stunning and picturesque.
With robes of luscious green
And a poise so slender and lean,
I marvel at your magnificence.

But sadness overcomes me,
For I see you slipping away slowly
As you dance to the serenades of the wind
While it strips you of your scarlet beauty.
Leaving me longing to see more of your crimson radiance.

Surprise!

This post supersedes the last photo of the peony which I took May 22.

Yesterday, on our way home, I asked Gayl to go around and drive by the front of the house instead of going straight to the back lane where the garage is. I just wanted to see how the yard looked to passersby and admire the plants myself if they don’t.

Anyway, I almost had a heart attack when I saw these reddish little heads bobbing in the wind. I think I just fell in love all over again!

Aren’t they just a wonder to behold?!