i've never really cared much for peonies. i thought they were beautiful and smelled wonderful, but didn't really want to know more. this year, though, i find myself wondering. i wish there was a way for me to search all of literature (the good stuff) to find peony references. i can just imagine what people have had to say about their infinite intricacies, the layers upon layers of light, creamy petals. i also wondered what it looked like when they actually bloomed. well, i found it. this is a beautiful video, really a compilation of photographs.