08 April 2008

WW - Tree Paeony

Our species tree paeony (Paeonia lutea ludlowii) coming back to life. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday.

68 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

uhhh! is that a vegetable? mine's up too hhope you can drop by.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen this tree/plant before. Looks interesting. Looks like it's about to bloom.

etteY said...

great shot! did you took this shot in the evening? love the black bg :)

aubrey said...

ooh, i'm intrigued and can't wait to see it when it's in bloom. happy ww!

Snap Catch said...

cool one for WW entry... mine's up too hope you'll visit me too.

The Lone Beader said...

That is an interesting looking plant!

SandyCarlson said...

What beautiful new leaves. Peonies are gorgeous flowers. I hope you'll be back with the blossom.

shubd07 said...

Very unusual looking plant ! Hope you put up pics of the blooms ! Would love to see them :)

Sue said...

Spring has sprung! Happy WW Tuesday :)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

You say Paeony, I say Peony!

Ahhh, sounds like another hit song for our imaginary off-off-off Broadway musical, jams.

Tor Hershman said...

Putting on the trying to get blood from a rock in the Terrorism that is Capitalism.

Chris said...

I love peonies. Can't wait to see mine come alive again.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Interesting looking tree - I don't think I've seen it before.

Lori said...

It kinda looks like old hands...Happy WW. Great shot:)

the teach said...

That's a lovely tree, jams! Peonies here get big black ants on them just before they bloom, ugh!

eastcoastlife said...

Never seen this before. It's a tree?

FRIGGA said...

I hope you post pictures of it when it grows bigger - this one is kind of hard to tell what I'm looking at! 8-)

CherryPie said...

I love the first signs of spring :-)

Do I see a snowflake or two as well?

ValleyGirl said...

I can hardly wait to have buds to take pictures of!!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I so love spring and all the wonders it brings. Have a great WW Jams. :)

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Undoubtedly beautiful! Love it.
Happy WW!

Mar said...

Interesting. And very beautiful!
Happy WW!

ellen b said...

I love peonies. I don't think I've ever seen a tree peony. I hope in the future you show it in full bloom :)

marcia said...

I did not know tree peonies existed it is lovely w/ expectation of more

Kat's Krackerbox said...

That's wonderful that they're coming back to life! Going to be beautiful flowers when they bloom this summer.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone for visiting

Pamela Kramer said...

I've never seen this before. I have a black thumb. I shouldn't be around any plant. LOLOL

Have a great WW and thanks for stopping by!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's really pretty.

Green Eyed Girl said...

That is a weird looking plant.
Happy WW!

Jules said...

That's a really interesting looking plant. Good job on the photo.

Hazel Nut said...

Quite unlike any peony that I've ever seen, though it probably has a bit more growing to do, what do the flowers look like?

Janet said...

Very nice. I would like to see it in full bloom. Maybe next week?

Are you using a black backdrop or just a fill flash?

maiylah said...

so gorgeous!
happy WW!

mharia said...

wonderful! .. and the drops add something more to the shot! :)

Julia Smith said...

Wow - your season is way ahead of ours. We still have snow in shady corners of the backyard. I love the almost-unfurled quality to your photo.

Steve D. said...

Nice WW. Thanks for stopping by to see my lame first attempt. Next time I'll try to make it better...or "more Wordless"...or maybe both (probably not).

-Steve D. (lazycomic.blogspot.com)

Mama Grizzly said...

interesting plant!

crazy working mom said...

I don't know that I've ever seen one of these either. I bet it will be beautiful, though.

Gabriel said...

Beautiful picture! They're called 'peonias' in my language (Spanish).


Happy WW!

My post: "Dressed to kill" (It'll be up in about 1.5 hours)

Semaj Mahgih said...

Yes but there are words, Jams. :)

Roger said...

Nice shot there Jams!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful i don't think i have ever seen anything like it before, is that bubbles of water on it?

Bobbie said...

Very Spring! Nice one. Happy WW, and thanks for visiting.

Amor said...

Pretty!Nice shot.

My WW entry is up too.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Gattina said...

Strange plant !

Chris in Flux said...

More gorgeous botanical porn! Thanks and happy WW!

Anonymous said...

are those snowflakes i see in the background? or just raindrops?

can't wait to see it in full bloom. :)

happy ww.

bluemountainmama said...

i've always loved peonies. they bring up warm memories of my grandmother, who loved them also and had many in her backyard.

susiej said...

Very nice. I didn't realize it was a peony!

Claire said...

Very interesting, will you be photographing it once it is fully awake?

mama meji said...

Never seen anything like this before.

Happy WW.

Makimeji
Makimeji

Utah Mommy said...

Very beautifully captured! you're a very pro when it comes to taking pictures. Happy WW!
He's thinking ahead
Missing this house

WillThink4Wine said...

I just love growing things. You're going to show us when it's blooming, too, aren't you?!

catsynth said...

That's a really unusual and striking flower. And well photographed. Thanks for sharing.

shoshana said...

That's a sure sign of spring...that that tree flower?

poor man's nicole richie said...

we have vegetable here in the country that looks similar to that. we call it kangkong = )
great shot! you have so many stories to tell about plants every week.

c",) Morning Sniffles

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

That's a great shot! Love the contrast!

The Salty Mooch said...

New life, what a wonderful capture! Happy WW!

Vixen said...

It looks almost ready to explode with new life. Nice shot Jams. Happy WW

Jenty said...

That is absolutely stunning! I've nver seen anything like it.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

diXymiss said...

I'm a bit late coming round for a look. So glad I didn't miss this beautiful, eXotic shot! Well done.

andrée said...

It is so pretty. You'll be sure to post a photo when it is in bloom? I don't think I've ever seen one of these.

TorAa said...

Great capture;-))
With a better camera it would have been superb.

Nap Warden said...

Great shot...Love the water drops!

jams o donnell said...

THanks. Tor I have a Nikon D200 and a specialist macro lens and ring flash.I did have the ISO setting high which possibly afected the image quality slightly

Joshua said...

it is a budding tree? great work there.

Joshua