Monday, 5 May 2008


these botanical treasures spotted at Filoli (a little south of San Francisco) last week. paeonies are some of my favourite flowers, capable of inducing knee-trembling delight and excessive photo-documentary activity

they don't survive here on the farm and yet in this neck of California that receives a couple of inches less than we do in terms of annual rainfall, they flourish with great abundance

another one of life's great mysteries...


  1. I think peonies might just be my most favorite flower. I love the pale pink ones and have lots of them that aren't bloomed yet out here in the midwest.

  2. peonies are so beautiful. my yellow rose bloomed today.