Peony - Alley Cat by Susana Weber

I’ve been complaining about this peony since I bought it 4 years ago… until yesterday. It finally showed its pretty face. I almost moved it to the compost heap… so glad I didn’t! :-) I dedicate this image to my friend Donna… who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1990 and finally in September had the critical surgery (deep brain stimulation) that stopped the shaking. She has had the most inspiring attitude and outlook on life… and never gave up looking for a ‘cure’ for her disease. She’s not cured but can live so much more comfortably! A lesson for all of us… to never give up!!

Nikon D90 / NIKKOR Micro 85mm

Lightroom processing – sharpen

photographer / photo editor / artist

View Full Profile


  • mscott207
    mscott207almost 5 years ago

    wow….good thing it avoided the compost heap. it’s gorgeous. what a great shot, ms S

  • Hey, Mikey! Believe me, it did not look this good the last 4 years! It’s supposed to be different… twisted petals… sort of rough… alley cat! But it looked way beyond that. Patience pays… or procrastination… just as good!

    – Susana Weber

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    a beauty

  • Thank you so much, Ms S!! ;-)

    – Susana Weber

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! Well worth the wait for this beauty! It was just taking its time forming all this beauty!

  • I’m so glad I procrastinated getting rid of it! Thanks, Dot!!

    – Susana Weber

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 5 years ago

    What a pretty compost heap! Errr, peonie! :) I have a plant like that – except it hasn’t shown its pretty face even after five or six years (I lost count).

  • No blooms at all… or blooms that are not good? Peonies are very sensitive to the depth they are planted. Could be too deep if you have no blooms at all. They like to be shallow. You probably knew that… sorry… I’m just full of advice today! ;-)

    – Susana Weber

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertalmost 5 years ago

    Great macro, the detail is amazing and I love that yellow..perfectly composed.

  • Thank you so much, Ms K. Very kind of you to visit and comment, Kim! ♥

    – Susana Weber

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 5 years ago

    Nah, my stubborn plant is not a peony (though I tried that on my balcony and I found it didn’t like being in a tub) but a honeysuckle. I had one that flowered, but this one never does. :(

  • That is a shame… and honeysuckle has such a wonderful scent when it’s blooming! :-(

    – Susana Weber

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 5 years ago

    Love the color, composition, and detail!

  • Laurie, thank you so very much!! I’m so excited that my little ugly duckling of a peony is finally showing it’s pretty face!! Susana

    – Susana Weber

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Your friend is a strong woman. I love to hear these inspirational stories of how people overcome illnesses. It is proven that a positive attitude can be healing. Very beautiful flowers, I love these!

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.