Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Portraits of Peonies


This is the happiest time of year for me . . . for it's the time of the year when you can buy peonies at Trader Joe's for like a buck a piece. So I indulged myself and bought a dozen. Unfortunately their lifespan was quite short, lasting just a week (I think that's the same life span of a butterfly). I snapped these portraits the day before they died. They had already lost their fuschia-ness, but they were still quite lovely.

8 comments:

Kelly C. said...

these are amazing. pure loveliness.

Chelsea said...

I love flowers the best right before they are going to die and even when they are dead, so I love it when you capture them like this:)

Jessica said...

I love peonies and have them in my garden at home. they are opening now and are soooo beautiful.

Esti said...

it's a beautiful picture.

Heather said...

simply gorgeous!!!

nataJane said...

My mom always grows peonies... I miss how their perfume clouded the air all around them.

SimplyGrove said...

How I love these photos! You are extremely talented!

sheila bocchine said...

super fabulous! the softness is amazing.