My MIL has quite a few peony shrubs around her yard and they've been starting to open up! This one is next to her house.
These are all along a fence in her yard.
And this one is next to their garage. The ones not open are all getting ready to "pop" open any day now!
This is a back view of their beautiful old historical home. It was built by a gentleman that owned a cement company in 1911. It's quite a fortress of a house and other then the peony fence side the whole thing is surrounded by a giant hedge. It's on a street in our city with other historical homes. It has beautiful leaded glass windows and lots of birds eye maple woodwork and quarter sawn oak woodwork. My in-law's used to own a painting a decorating company and know how to do just about everything. Through the years they've stripped woodwork and cleaned old doorknobs, took apart all the windows to put them back in actual working order with the old time weights to make them open and close. They brought it back to its former glory and it's truly beautiful. It was a labor of love for them back before my MIL had alzheimers. Even their garage is 2 stories high as back in horse & buggy times they used to stack carriages in it. There also used to be a tunnel underground from the basement of the house to the basement of the garage. It's kind of a well known house in our city due to its unusual gothic architecture. We all love it and hate to see the day when they can't live their anymore due to age (there are lots of stairs as it's a 4 story home).
Then back to our house for some puppy love. She loves her furry grandbabies just as much as the human variety.