13 July, 2010

Peony Flower

This is a recent photograph of a peony flower. They’re so beautiful.

According to Wikipedia:

The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius and the Greek god of medicine and healing. In Greek mythology, when Asclepius became jealous of his pupil, Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.