New England spring weather is not kind to peonies! It seems every year just as the gorgeous blossoms burst open they are either prematurely withered by unusually high temperatures or a series of torrential downpours blow in melting them all away. Sigh.
A few years back, after having enough of playing that game, I discovered some quaint, Chinese-inspired garden umbrellas specifically designed for peonies. Woo hoo! Now, my precious beauties are protected! 🙂
I only have 5 umbrellas to service 20 peonies so fortunately, they do not all bloom at the same time.
After taking the above shot, I wanted to achieve a different perspective so I naturally grabbed my 10.5mm fisheye and got low and close.
Kinda looks like a giant cocktail umbrella, don’t it? 😉