This very large white peony in the North Carolina Arboretum is in full bloom. Come closer, closer- it is just so soft and fragrant!
The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is a 434-acre public garden in the Pisgah National Forest, located at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 191. It is surrounded by the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm, F/8.0, 1/640 sec, ISO 100.
Season: mid-May, spring.
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