Dying Peonies

Peonies
Peonies

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

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Peonies
Peonies

These were a day old, but still brightly colored.

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Peonies Dying
Peonies Dying

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

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Peonies dying
Peonies dying

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

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Peonies Dying
Peonies Dying

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

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Peonies dying
Peonies dying

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

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Peonies dying
Peonies dying

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

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Peonies dying
Peonies dying

Stamens are getting limp and the petals droop...

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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.