Saturday, 2 June 2012

Saturday Photo: Peonies Awaiting Ravishment by Rain


Along with inundated streets and flooded tunnels this week, heavy intense rain had its way with peonies which are just now coming into bloom. Their top-heavy flowers can't stand up to a torrent, and many a lucious flower now lies ravished on the grass, beaten down by the violence of a storm.

 These peonies so far have held up well, perhaps because they've got a little wire fence around them for support. Makes me think of the stays that women wore a century or more ago in part to keep them upright when faced by paassionate emotion.

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