Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

A peony from my garden . . . the tiny pink pistil enveloped by sunny, yellow stamens.  (I took a stab at the botany — if I got it wrong, I figure someone will let me know).

Our theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is:  Enveloped.
Our instructions:  This week, tell us what enveloped means to you.

Hmmm.  Fighting the temptation to post a picture of an envelope inside an envelope.  😉

Peonies are my favorite flower (those, and lilacs).  I wait all year for them to hatch.  And then I spend two or three weeks loitering around them, my nose pressed into the flowers, inhaling. I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m crazy.

I added this beauty to my peony collection last year.  This is what’s called a single peony, and it’s named Peony Pink Princess.  Seriously?!?!  That’s the best name the peony naming committee could come up with?  It sounds more like a name for a My Little Pony.  But it is gorgeous, and gave me a chance to play with my macro lens.

My husband says the yellow stamens look like grated cheese.  And they kinda do.  All-hail the macro lens!

Nikon D800
ISO 400 | 105mm | f/3.2 | 1/4000 sec

Safe Memorial Day Weekend . . . and Salud!


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