02.23.2017 Double Throwback Thursday

Most often, folks share “throwback” images of themselves from earlier years.  I don’t really have many of those as I always preferred being behind the camera.  But I have shown up in front a few times.  In this case I am behind the camera however, as you can see, I am in front quite a few times in this image from May of 2010.

Add to that our spring-like 64°F day on February 23 and my mind wandered to my favorite spring yard flower.

Tree Peony Bud with Dew Dropstree-peony-bud-with-dew-drops-050810




About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 02.23.2017 Double Throwback Thursday

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Tree peonies! They are exquisite, and this is a beautiful close-up. I like the way you sense how tightly the petals are pressed together.

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    • We grow both tree and herbaceous peonies. I am torn between the two but, fortunately, we have enough yard for both.


      • bluebrightly says:

        Nice! We had the herbaceous peonies growing up in Syracuse – the classic white with a little pink edging – I loved them, and still do. It wasn’t until many years later that I found about tree peonies, and I’d be torn between them, too. I hope we see more photos later in the season –

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  2. Jim Ruebush says:

    Tiny little reflections of you.

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  3. Beautiful color and texture! and very cool to see the tiny reflections

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  4. Very abstract-in a way. Lovely color.

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  5. Todd Henson says:

    It certainly feels like spring, and this is a reminder of what’s coming. I’ve been watching a tree down here blooming early over the past few days.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful photo. I especially like the contrast between the circular drops and the striations in the petals. I’d never heard of tree peonies. I’ve learned that the ones I grew up with were herbaceous peonies: favorites of my mother and grandmother, and very often used in cemetery plantings. I still miss them — no peonies in coastal Texas.

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    • Will they not grow there or are they just not in favor? When Mary Beth and I were “courting” from afar, we would send each other Caspari note cards daily. Many were depicting Oriental art and peonies were often among the subjects. I think that may be why we enjoy them so much and have several in the yard.


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