Tightly foiled buds teasing with promises of unspeakable beauty.
This moment, this breathless moment.
The flower opens.
Seducing me with shimmering colour.
Intoxicating flaunting peonies.
Outrageous, exotic plumage.
Flouncing in your ball gown of fragile petals.
Petals fluttering in waltz time
Dancing, swaying, audaciously gorgeous.
You beauty – you.
(Photographs of the first peony blooms taken early evening Thursday May l7th 2012