It’s hard not to think of fairy hats when these Columbine bloom in the spring. Last year I mistook their first leaves for a weed (Oxalis I think) and pulled them up. But this year they’ve reseeded all over the garden under the apple tree behind the studio so the blooms are in among the fallen white petals of the apple blossoms. Surely a fairy hang out, at least for a while.
Such a show off, this peony, about 5 inches across. It’s now “melting” in the rain after a week’s debut. It’s the second and last bloom of this little plant that is barely thick enough to hold it up. And when it droops, that will be it, the whole show until next spring. Some people are like that too, using up all their resources for one brief fling.
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