Photo: Lost in the peonies

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Our photo of the day reveals the poetry of a peony.

Roses may get all the accolades, but few flowers compare to a peony. With their layers of flouncy petals, mesmerizing hues and elegantly plump form, is it any wonder they've played muse to so many?

Consider a haiku by the 17th century master, Matsuo Bashō:

A bee
staggers out
of the peony.

While the photo above, taken by Anymouse02, may feature a fly lost in the voluminous folds of the flower, we can only imagine it would stagger out upon exiting as well. Who wouldn't?

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