A Photo a Week Challenge: Multiple Shapes

Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge is to share photos involving multiple shapes.

This photo of an heirloom peony is a good example of multiple shapes coming together to make a breathtakingly lovely flower. The peony was a gift from my Aunt Martha, who gave me a number of peonies that started in my family in my grandmother’s garden. Its name has long been forgotten.

There are three basic shapes that make up the blossom: large, almost flat petals on the edge, small ruffles around the center, which consists of a crinkly mass of smaller petals. And, of course, the next bud yet to open is a solid round ball.

I hope you will forgive the wee ant tasting some of the nectar on the peony bud.

Please visit Nancy at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/09/07/a-photo-a-week-challenge-multiple-shapes/ to see her offering this week.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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6 Responses to A Photo a Week Challenge: Multiple Shapes

  1. I love peonies. So beautiful and this one is such a lovely color💞


  2. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Precious memories and a very beautiful flower.


  3. Cathy says:

    Lovely. I think it is almost impossible to photograph a peony without an ant, isn’t it?! 😉


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