Monday, May 31, 2010

Macro Monday #2 - Tree Peony


Though the tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are done for the season - blooming, anyway - they still put on a show for a little while longer, as this seed head shows.  Just another example of wabi-sabi...




Want to see what it looked like about a week before that photo was taken?




Barely recognizable, isn't it?

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6 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The seedhead looks other worldly.

Aerie-el said...

Looks like a creepy-crawly thing in the first shot! A great example of how strange and amazing plants are.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Love the tree peony seed head--almost more than the bloom. I kinda feel that way about poppies, too. My very first rose ever, 'Golden Wings' has sent out its first few blooms. :)

Garden Lily said...

The tree peony blooms are so fleeting (mine peaked while I was away for 1 week), that I am growing more and more fond of the seedheads too. Yours is amazing, with the little pink tails. Love it!

lisaschaos said...

Really, wow that is quite the change!! The seed pod is amazing!

Peony Lady said...

I love peonies! And, you can certainly take beautiful photographs.
The peony seedpod is one of my favorite subjects to take a picture of. That and the ant on a peony bud!

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