An Afternoon with the Peonies (and one bug)

Peonies not yet ready

I went back to Gilsland farm with friends (socially distancing, of course) to visit the peonies which had just recently come into bloom. You can see how they’re lined up in rows, prior to blooming, in the photo to the left. Their colors were quite spectacular, as you can see. I took these with my macro lens. My friend, Dave, spotted what I later identified as a Banded Longhorn Beetle that was taking in the peonies, also. These guys are not particularly destructive.

And just as a reminder, your experience will be much better if you view these images on a large computer screen or smart TV, being sure to click on any image to enlarge.

Author: Stephen Fielding Images

I'm a retired medical sociologist from the University of Rochester. Climate change is one of the two great challenges facing humanity (the other is nuclear weapons). In writing about the impact of climate change I read reputable books and articles on the topic. So when I make statements about climate change you will see a link taking you to the scientific source(s) of the information I provide. As for my independently published photobooks, each has gone through several layers of editing and peer review for both readability and accuracy. This is not to say that everything I say is accurate. Even the New York Times makes mistakes. So, if you find something that is factually incorrect, let me know. I hope you find reading my blog a positive experience. If you do, please encourage your family and friends to have a look. You can find photos from my other photo work by clicking on the My SmugMug Gallery tab, above. Best wishes, -Steve

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