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Marilyn Monroe’s Dress

Once again, the stunning white peony! FACTOID: Marilyn Monroe wore a white dress in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, directed by Billy Wilder. The dress was created by costume designer William Travilla and was worn in one of the … Continue reading

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Plummage

Do these peony petals not look like feathers?!?!  Ever so thin and soft and gentle and silky.

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Feel the Warmth!

Sun worshipping…

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Hiding Place

A “den” in this 5-inch peony bloom is a luxury to the ant!  Maybe it’s also the peony’s extremely powerful, perfumy fragrance?!  

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Azalea Parts

Up close with an azalea bloom: petal, stamen, anther, stigma, pistil.  

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Spotlight on Pink

Oh, what an effect the late afternoon sun has on this Rhododendron!

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Pinwheel

Azure Bluet (aka Quaker Lady).  Look for these tiny delicate and colorful blossoms in lawns, clearings, and forest margins throughout spring.  The species name means “sky blue” and the flowers are often that color; but they may be a clear white, or … Continue reading

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Daffies

Such beautiful flowers with their weird and colorful trumpets!  

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Pale Orange

A late afternoon sun skims across a daffodil.    

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Surviving Winter

All of the camellia blooms died off during the frequent ice/winter storms this winter – except this one!

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