“Opening Soon”

“Opening Soon”

“You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quieting and relaxing the restless mind.”
― Remez Sasson

Alas, the next wave of peonies is upon me. All the varieties are now in full bloom, some already spend and the buds of the second generation of flowers is beginning to open. These secondary blossoms tend to be a bit smaller but no less beautiful.

I spotted this blossom, just starting to open this morning, and as a write, it’s already opened to twice its size. Once more, it rained, yet the blossoms are surviving and the water droplets add a certain ‘freshness’ to the image. That combination of life and newness brings a sense of peace to me, as the day and the blossom opens up to its potential.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
2.0 sec, f/36.0 ISO 100

High Resolution image on 500px

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16 Comments on ““Opening Soon”

  1. Hi again Ed,
    Lovely shot! A reader of my East Street Weather Blog wrote this morning that peonie buds have a waxy coating on them that must be removed by ants or other insects in order to bloom. I didn’t know that! Hence all the bugs we’ve been seeing!
    Cheers, John

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