I photographed some powerful plants the other night. This white peony and many of its friends. Unfortunately, their power is all visual. The peony stems are not strong enough to support their heady blooms. And they perform the peony flop. But we still applaud and forgive their wimpy stems. They have us at hello with their abundant size and stunning color.
A blush of romance.
There's power in numbers.
I also spied a robin darting in between beds of future roses. She was on a food finding mission.
She was being trailed by this goofy, ungainly, open mouthed, spotted and throbbing creature.
Weird. His mouth is shut.
Tail-less and possibly homeless. But not motherless.
But back to those peonies. Beautiful. The Lake Harriet Rose Gardens are full of flowers, fountains and plentiful benches to enjoy the outdoors on.
And just a few steps away is the 33 acre Thomas Sadler Roberts bird sanctuary. Take a tip from us and take an evening stroll.