Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Waiting for Peony

5.13 Waiting for Peony 1

Notice any difference between the top and bottom photo? Subtle. Just angled slightly different, but I just couldn't make up my mind so I kept them both.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 2

I am always ridiculously pleased when my peony blooms. Just one bloom. But I'll take what I can get.

On March 27, I noticed shoots reappearing.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 3

April 7.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 4

April 19.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 5

April 24.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 6

May 2.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 7

May 7.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 8

May 10.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 9

May 12 at 8:31 a.m. Almost there! And the blooms were starting to wilt at the edges so I cut it and put it in a vase.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 10

At 6:16 p.m., I got this gorgeous bloom.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 11

So pretty! And worth the annual anticipation.

5.13 Waiting for Peony 12

Much, much more spectacular than last year's peony.

Other garden updates.

1 year ago today, once upon a time, Garden Cafe - Alhambra was my favorite Hong Kong cafe.
2 years ago today, how I learned to cook and my ba noi (Vietnamese paternal grandmother)'s death anniversary dinner.


  1. Both pics are lovely and if I *had* to choose one, I'd go for the second - the centre is more in focus plus you get a better sense of all the lovely folds.

    My next door neighbour's peony is just starting to bloom now and I'm keeping my beady eye on it so I can photograph it when it's out. Although I must say, I think I *almost* prefer the bud...

  2. Oanh,
    Ha! I liked that top photo precisely because it's not centered. :P


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