I am amazed at how fast the flowers develop. The above photo is from yesterday.
This is what the buds looked like this morning as I was leaving for work.
Then, this afternoon.
Last year was 6 flowers, this year only 3. Not a big deal, since the flowers only last for 5 days.
Going to my mother, even though I have dubbed my father "the peony killer" since he decided to transplant the $70 tree peony 'God of Longevity' that I gave him, in the middle of summer, and it promptly died. Rather inauspicous I would say.