Behold the Peony

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“The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.” –Henry Mitchell, American writer (1923-93)

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I consider it no small grace that, in His wisdom, God ordained only a few days between the lovely lilacs losing their luster and the puffy pink peonies popping open and pouring out their powerful perfume. Glory!