This is the same peony I blipped the other day as a bud.
Unfortunately it never opened but it decided to turn brown.
I removed the water it was standing in at the weekend leaving the bud to dry nicely. I opened up the petals to disclose the stamens, albeit dead. There's still some beauty remaining in the peony.
Not sure if I will keep it after today.
Tiny stamens are for Tiny Tuesday.
Thanks to Debbi of dbifulco for hosting.
MrD posted the face masks to his sister on the east coast this morning.
Angus and Scarlett will be with us tomorrow.