I know I've talked about peonies before.
PLEASE - I know we all have pronunciation differences around here.
Tomato / tomato and all that. And who cares how you say clematis anyway?
(clem-AY-tis or clem-AT-is --- whatever)
BUT do take care with how you say peonies!
I mean would you rather have pee-knees or pie-knees?
We could all agree probably, and especially here in the land of middle age,
that pee on the knees is mostly a very grim situation.
On the other hand, having pie on the knees - that's all good!
Let's go with pie every time!
ANYway. I think these might deserve a spot every year. It's all about the teamwork!
Check out this photo - if you can double click to enlarge it, do that. Look at all the different sizes of ants working away at these tight-fisted blooms. Is that crazy or what? Since when do those big-butted ants work in harmony with those teensy, barely-there ants? And yet, when it's almost time for the peonies to bloom, they are all out there just busy, busy, busy, laboring for the common goal.
Reminds me of the local pregnancy care center. Not big butts, of course, but all different sorts of Christians working diligently, and in harmony, toward a common, and beautiful, goal.
And look how much work they had to do this year!
This past mild winter allowed almost every plant to outdo any bloom show it ever put on before. Usually, this peony bush has only a dozen or so blooms, but just see what it did a couple of weeks ago!
And finally, peonies in the grass.
It's a short show.