Spring Flowers

Spring has finally arrived, and I have been spending time in two of my favorite haunts, the Sunken Gardens and nearby Rose Garden.  A plant I had never heard of till a few years ago is the tree peony.  They differ from bush peonies in that they are taller plants, bloom earlier in the spring, and have a different shaped bloom.  I especially like the white variety–their petals are almost translucent.  Any way, here are a few of them I have photographed over the last few days.

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