Dying Peonies

Peonies
Peonies

These salmon-colored peonies were fresh from the farmers' market.

Peonies
Peonies

These were a day old, but still brightly colored.

Peonies Dying
Peonies Dying

This flower is four days old and beginning to fade, but still beautiful.

Peonies dying
Peonies dying

This flower is five days old and has lost most of the vibrant salmon color.

Peonies Dying
Peonies Dying

The color has faded, but the petals are still silky and textured.

Peonies dying
Peonies dying

The coloring has completely faded, but the petals are very beautiful...

Peonies dying
Peonies dying

Here, the stamens are standing out from the limp petals.

Peonies dying
Peonies dying

Stamens are getting limp and the petals droop...

Peonies dying
Peonies dying

Petals droop and yet the flower has a very beautiful texture.

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These photos were taken with an iPhone 6+ to show the beauty that flowers have, even as they die.