A peony from my garden . . . the tiny pink pistil enveloped by sunny, yellow stamens. (I took a stab at the botany — if I got it wrong, I figure someone will let me know).
Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Enveloped.
Our instructions: This week, tell us what enveloped means to you.
Hmmm. Fighting the temptation to post a picture of an envelope inside an envelope. 😉
Peonies are my favorite flower (those, and lilacs). I wait all year for them to hatch. And then I spend two or three weeks loitering around them, my nose pressed into the flowers, inhaling. I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m crazy.
I added this beauty to my peony collection last year. This is what’s called a single peony, and it’s named Peony Pink Princess. Seriously?!?! That’s the best name the peony naming committee could come up with? It sounds more like a name for a My Little Pony. But it is gorgeous, and gave me a chance to play with my macro lens.
My husband says the yellow stamens look like grated cheese. And they kinda do. All-hail the macro lens!
Safe Memorial Day Weekend . . . and Salud!