Sunday, June 14, 2009

peony progression

Here is a group of 4 mature peony bushes on June 6th - buds full to bursting as they try to drink in the sunlight.
Two days later, June 8th some of the bud containers have split as they try to blossom

June 12th and buds could no longer contain the quest to emerge to full-blown peony destiny. Reminds me of the beautiful thought by Anais Nin: "And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
So many lessons and metaphors for life in nature . . . if we take the time to notice.

Today, June 14th many beautiful peonies are standing up at attention to benefit from the sun's rays. The perfume in the area could knock you over!
Ants love peonies, so if one is going to bring cut flowers into the house the tiny ants are part of the package. But they are quiet, polite tandem guests.

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