It seems like forever since I last took a stroll around the bois du Coulonge, my local park. But the weather is finally playing fair, and with camera in hand, I thought to go take a look for spring flowers. Not that I found many (if any at all). The park has construction going on (for what, I have no idea) so it turned out to be a short walk. Some acid green tree blossom. A couple of daffs … and … a rather large hole courtesy of Mr. Woody the Woodpecker.
I love, love, love this powder pink petaled peony. Soft, rich, luscious and eye-catching. I say powder pink, but this could easily be called baby blush pink. Either way, I love the colour.
Bright, clear white petals, with a vivid lemon heart, this peony has an unusual petal arrangement that I’ve not seen before—almost like a dahlia. I love the sheer versatility of this flower, and love that the botanical gardens grows so many different varieties each year.
I never realised just how many variations of peony there were till I started visiting the University Laval botanical gardens, a few years back. The sheer variety of colour and shape seems endless. Certainly I have the photographic evidence to support the theory.
Easter Monday and the sun is shining in a crystal clear sky, it’s warm and balmy, and maybe, just maybe, the weather is finally going our way. I hope so. In the meantime, here’s another gloriously rich pink peony for last year’s photo shoot.