All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography (Federico Fellini). Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.(Buddha) You are what you settle for. You are ONLY as much as you settle for.(Janis Joplin 1943-1970) Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.(Henry van Dyke, poet 1852-1933) "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." (Albert Einstein)
Friday, 5 July 2013
Every year I buy at least one bunch of peonies. You have to be quick off the mark. The season is terribly short, as if peonies can't wait to wither!
This year I got some white ones that came in little knots, blossomed immediatiely they got into the vase and lasted 4 beautiful days before looking tarnished and throwing petals off.
opulent but short-lived
Then I immediately replaced them with magenta ones, which were glorious, but shortlived. I rescued a tiny bud and put it in with one or two cuttings I'm trying to raise. Today it has opened. It's about 4cm in diameter and really cute.
peony next to a hydrangea flower
The biggest flower was gorgeous - for 3 days! You can see the tiny bud top right.
a magenta peony at her best
This morning the sad remains have to go. This ultimate symbol of spring is over.