Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 231: Peonies, I loves!

I love Peonies!! When we picked them up from the florist, they were tight flower balls.  Then, in the same night they started to bloom! How cool! I love to see flowers "come alive" right before my eyes. The next morning (and the following days) they bloomed into these huge flowers.  I highly recommend these beauties. They are still holding strong too. Don't be surprised if you see them again next week.

Interesting Note:
The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower


  1. One of my absolute favorite flowers!!! Beautiful pictures!

  2. Thanks Sarah!! I'll make sure these are in your dressing room in the future!!

  3. They certainly are gorgeous and the pics are so vibrant--we got your cool postcard with your peonies- you are the best!!