I'm not trying to favor one particular grocery store here; the Whole Foods on West Paces Ferry Road is where I happened to find magenta-ish peonies today, but if you spot the May blooms for sale anywhere around Atlanta -- Publix, Fresh Market, a farmer's market or florist's shop -- please let us know.
My not-so-great pictures don't capture the depth of the color. Finding the jewel tones in an affordable bunch ($9.99) was a treat. Also in store were loads of the medium pink. Did not see white unfortunately.
Shifting to a different conversation about beauty, there are only six days left to register for the free interactive online colloquium, A Deeper Look at Surface Beauty, hosted by the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery, Wednesday, May 12, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. EDT. For more see this past post.
[The Blue Dress. Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851–1938). 1892. Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1906.67.]
And don't forget: Mother's Day giftwrap idea here. Image above courtesy Elizabeth James.
[From My Mother's Clothes, copyright © 2010 Jeannette Montgomery Barron, www.welcomebooks.com/mymothersclothes.]
Related past post: My Mother's Clothes. Additionally, Atlanta-born photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron's work will be exhibited at Jackson Fine Art, July 29 through August 28, 2010. Click here, and scroll down, for other posts that mention Barron.
[Christopher Silas Neal via The Washington Post.]
And one last Mother's Day reference, which is really about gifts of inspiration: Steve Hendrix's piece about his mom the teacher.