To my great delight, peonies made their annual debut at the Greenmarket this past weekend.
(first of season peonies at James Durr)
And I was not the only one excited by the event.
(epic line at James Durr)
I brought the tight little buds home, cradling them tenderly during the trip, and carefully arranged them in my most minimalist vase. Although they reminded me a bit of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors, I could not help but be thrilled for the burst of color I knew would be forthcoming.
Bit by bit,
blossoms sprang forth. Massive in diameter, the papery and delicate peonies made me smile each time I walked by.
Here's to a spring and summer home filled with these gorgeous blooms!