@thelovelynzie loves this seasonal flower. She says it’s her favorite and I can see why. They are simply beautiful. I love how the golden center radiates through the petals. Can’t wait to get a macro lens… would be cool to see them bloom in stop-motion too.

“Peonies are named after Paeon, who was a physician to the gods in Greek mythology. The peony is a traditional floral symbol of China and the Chinese name for peony is ‘sho yu’, which means ‘most beautiful’.” ~flowerona

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May 30, 2011