We have many irises and peonies growing in our front and backyard. They seem to be doing well this year, thanks to the ample rain of the past few weeks. Here are a few early morning shots of them.
We each have our own concept of spring, what it represents, and what symbolizes it. For me, peonies are the symbol of spring. These flowers have been around for thousands of years, and some plants have lived hundreds of years or more, coming back each season with flowers that comfort and reassure us.
Here are two of the peonies that I have been growing in our back and front yards.