White Peony

White Peony

Here is another image from June 2010. Sorry I have not been very responsive lately. Things have been crazy busy. The Peony is native to Asia, southern Europe and western North America. It was named for Paeon, a student of the Greek god of medicine and healing, Asclepius. Zeus saved Paeon from the jealous wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower. In China, the peony is symbolic of riches and honour.

© Sheila Creighton 2012

11 thoughts on “White Peony

  1. I like this very much, Sheila. Having the yellow part of the flower top right, and the yellow fragements falling down onto the petals, and then the petals fading off towards darkness bottom left, has made a tremendous image. I find this a very intimate picture. I like it so much I’m going to reblog it. Adrian

  2. Reblogged this on FATman Photos and commented:
    Here’s what strikes me as a very intimate floral study from Sheila Creighton. Having the yellow center of the flower top right, and then the yellow fragments falling down onto the illuminated, white petals, and then the petals darkening and fading off towards darkness bottom left, has made a tremendous image. Extremely beautiful I do think. FATman

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