(1) Because I simply love the Peony flower.
(2) Because I planted it, watered it, and watched it grow in my own backyard.
(3) Because it's authentic and captured in true form.. No special lighting.
Photographed in 2010, I titled the photograph "Delicate" because this flower is just that.
After a heavy rain, you will often find flower petals on the ground.
About a year after taking this photograph I was reminded just how truly delicate life could be.