Changing Beauty……

These peonies (my favourite flower) were given to me by a friend on Sunday.  I am astonished by the drastic change in colour – still so beautiful, if not more so – after four days.  The first image was taken on Sunday and the second this morning – of the same flower.  Neither image has been edited at all, the first is so vibrant with dark glossy leaves and the second pale, faded and fragile….