It's Tree Peony time; those bare woody stems of a few weeks ago [link here] are beginning to burst with saucer sized blossoms. The luscious pinks are always the first to open, followed by the deep magenta and then the yellow. Though I'm not certain of the yellow at all after last winter, but it's still alive.
The first tree peony blossom, 2015
ready to burst open, tree peony, 2015
Looking towards the back, tree peonies, alliums and for-get-me-nots, 2015