Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend peonies

What I like about peonies:

They grow in profusion this time of year, so there are always lots to pick. You can stick the tip of your nose inside them and there's still plenty of room for taking deep, exploratory sniffs. It is as quiet a museum inside a peony bloom. The petals are cool and soft and rustle silently. Some flowers are delicate and ethereal. Others are blowsy and vulgar. But when you group them together in one jar, they belong together.

1 comment:

  1. I love Peonies. They're my absolute favourite. I was lucky enough to have them as my bouquet for our wedding. I say lucky because when I went to the local florist that morning to pick up a lil something – they happen to be in season!

    Sometimes it's better to be unorganised and get a little surprise. Don't you think?