may 18

05-18-15 "white peony"
05-18-15 “white peony”

digital photo

I’m not much of a peony person, but the previous owners of our house (over 20 years ago!) left us with a pink peony plant and a white peony plant. We eventually moved the pink one to the backyard garden. The white one survives mostly because it is on the side of the house and we keep forgetting to do something about it. But—then I find beauty like this living in each bloom, only for a short time. Lucky me, I saw it at the right moment. I also took a photo of another bloom with a couple of ants crawling on it. It’s interesting, too, but I opted for the simple, gorgeous flower you see here.