From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Now Blooming

In flowerbeds of western Kentucky



I call this flower a " pē'-ə- nē " but most people around here call it a " pē-ō'- nē ". Either way, the flowers are gorgeous. Peonies must not be very fussy about how they're grown. Our peonies bloom every year with no special care. I love them, and so do the ants.

2 comments:

Collagemama said...

I'm with you on the pronunciation and the ants.

Genevieve said...

I think the buds secrete a sap that the ants collect for food.

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