I am so happy as my beloved Tree Peony is about to flower. It has about 12 flower buds and when I got home from work this is how much has opened. Isn't it beautiful? The smell is heavenly. Alas a typical southerly squall is racing up the harbour and it is raining. This tree is planted in a sheltered position and should be okay, but part of me wants to rush outside and check it okay. The other part says "Don't be silly it is Downton Abbey in a minute!".