I photographed this beautiful "Tinka Phillips" peony yesterday, prominently placed front and center in the yard of Dawn Koehler. Absolutely gorgeous. And big -- standing chest height. Dawn had Tinka caged, protecting each and every blossom -- which only made the variety splayed out on the lawn in front of the house across the street that much more sad and forlorn.
I've had the nicest vacation and break from routine over the past nearly two weeks. It's back to work now... to make some money to pay those bills and save up some more so I can do it all again!!! ; )