I took this picture during our camping trip this summer. I’m not a flower expert but if I see something that appeals to me I focus and shoot. However, after showing my pics to a friend who grew up in the area we were visiting, she informed me that this flower was used by the First Nations People to make red paint. Suddenly the flower looks so much more interesting!
Budded at least a week ago and I was looking forward to beautiful peonies. Finally peonies bloomed this week and it’s been raining cats and dogs. After work today I ran out and cut all the flowers off the peony bush and saved them from a frightful fate!
The bee emerging from deep within the peony departs reluctantly