First Paeony

Isn't she beautiful????
I patiently abide, watching for Mum's paeonies to burst throught their bud cocoons, but this little treasure was waiting for me at Hanging Rock on the weekend! The first I have seen this year and what a spectacular show; quite unusual to see blooms like this on a tree paeony.

Aaaaahhhh, I just want to talk to her all day long.