The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond lies just outside the far north end of Lincoln Park Zoo. One discreet turnstile entry connects the two. This morning it was a welcome respite in our five miles walk through Lincoln Park. The water fell softly down the stones and leaves gently fell into the pond. Newer fallen leaves floated above the water logged older leaves collecting at the bottom of the shallow pond.
The slight blush of pink on the perfumed pedals show a softer charm than the deeper pink Peony from my prior post (Layers of Love…).
Both Peony varieties are rich in complexity.
Can you tell which one is asking for love….. forgiveness? She had just returned from the prairie, passing me on her way. Can’t help but think the late morning wakeful presence was because of their young age; it was almost noon when this encounter happened. They were the only deer I spied at this late hour, when I otherwise would see quite a few if passing by just after sunrise.