The evolution of a Peony!!
These pictures were all taken on the same day,
of different buds and blooms on the same plant/bush.
This gives the illusion, that they were taken over several days,
as the bud went to bloom!!
Here she is, stretching for the sun.
The little bug in the upper right corner was a bonus surprise,
when I plugged the camera in!!
Sharing today with Nancy at A Rural Journal
I also want to give props to Adrienne at My Memory Art,
she inspired this post.
She did a similar entry on rhododendrons that you can view here,
it was very special.
Adrienne is a beautiful, creative friend.
She shares gorgeous images and heartfelt stories.
I love how you've shown this flower from bud to bloom. Truly beautiful photographs.
Wow - what a wonderful progression of photos - and what a gorgeous flower.
Not kidding -in a one day? But they are beautiful, I love a lot photos of the "progressive" blooms ;) And the colors are so delicious!
Oh, so pretty! Another flower that we grew in Ohio but in Florida it's too hot. I remember the black ants that always patrolled the peonies. Thanks for sharing!
So pretty Debbie. I have never grown peonies. Are they a bulb? Loved seeing the progression of the bloom. Those lovely photos would be so lovely framed in a sequence.
Wow, in one day? That's awesome, and very, very beautiful!
very pretty, they are. i remember the bush we had at my mom's was always full of ants, though. :)
That was very lovely! Thank you for sharing the process with the ending beauty!
Beautiful peonies. Great to seem coming in to flowers.
What beautiful captures... my Peonies are still pushing their way out of the ground...
That is a lovely flower.
Your pictures could almost be time lapse shots. Amazing they were all taken on the same day.
This is truly amazing that you were able to capture this blooming flower from start to finish. Beautiful.
Debbie, they are amazing captures. I love the peonies. Just gorgeous blooms.
I love love love this post. So pretty.
Świetne zdjęcia. Piwonia szybko się rozwija, a niespodziankę w locie zauważyłam :-). Pozdrawiam.
Great pictures. The peony is growing fast, and I noticed a surprise on the fly :-). Yours.
Hoping mine open soon. This is such a lovely progression.
Wonderful captures. I love to see how this bud unfolds and allows the beautiful flower to shine.
Yay us! Sooo pretty! The pink is just beautiful and I LOVE the perfectly round shape of the bud! And...just so ya know...I'm commenting from my smart phone in my tent. Yup. Blogging while camping! Very rustic of me don't ya think!!?
Great idea! :)
What a cool post! From bud to bloom makes a wonderful photo series.
Very beautiful & how cool! Very neat idea! =)
Mine was taken back in April... sadly, they're all dead now
Simply perfection Debbie.
Wonderful series of photographs!
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