I Know You are Holding Your Breath, Wondering Will TODAY be the First of the Famous EOS Peony Posts?

Not quite. The darn cold weather is telling the flowers to stay warm all balled up in their pods. Soon though, maybe next week. So enjoy the non-peony-a-day posts while you have the chance.

No ants this year, but a few beetles. Look carefully at the lower bud.
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Also spotted my first butterfly this season. A dearth of them last summer – not even on the butterfly bushes.
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4 thoughts on “I Know You are Holding Your Breath, Wondering Will TODAY be the First of the Famous EOS Peony Posts?

  1. Am I right in thinking that butterfly is an Eastern Black Swallowtail? The caterpillars love parsley. Plant some in your annual beds (they’re very attractive greenery in with flowers) and watch for the day the caterpillars come and strip the leaves in a way that can only be described as relentless. You’ll be able to make your own Science Class video!

    1. I didn’t take any lepidoptery classes but I do believe the butterfly I photographed is the Eastern Black Swallowtail. A boy I grew up with was huge into insects and had walls of pinned butterflies and bugs. He knew every Latin name of every insect. He’d know.

  2. Such beautiful images–thanks for sharing them! Happy to find your blog yesterday. As I was typing my own post about peonies, it came up as a related post, so I included it in my “related articles” section. It’s at the bottom of this post, if you’d like to check it out: http://www.joyfullygreen.com/2015/05/monday-snapshot-puffy-pink-peonies-plus-special-announcement.html. Your work is lovely and I look forward to seeing more of it.

    Warmly,
    Joy Sussman

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