The peonies are in full bloom with their deep, rich, sweet scent. The heady flowers as thornless roses. The peony bushes I have in my yard are over 25 years old. I am transplanting the peonies in the side yard by the street because the city is putting in a sidewalk this summer. I’ll be losing a tree, bushes, a very old lilac bush. I hope I can save as many of the peonies as I can.
The honeysuckle has taken over a portion of the wood fence. The butterflies, wasps, and hummingbirds enjoy the honeysuckle flowers. One has to be careful when sticking a nose in for a whiff of sweetness.
Peonies in a glass vase sitting on an old, weathered chair surrounded by honeysuckle in the morning light. Photograph digitally painted with added textures and matte in an old-time style as fine still life photography art.