The tree peony is peaking. It seems to be a hit with the local flowerati; a string of unknown shutterbugs has been by. How nice to have planted something on a whim five years ago (when it had but a single bloom) that each following year gives more and more. It's almost getting to be a bit much, like having a parade float in the front yard.
It looks nice, even when soggy, and once the flowers disintegrate, there is still the exceptionally attractive foliage.