I was driving back to the house the other day and noticed this peony growing through the fence. Since I have the new camera, I thought it was worthy of further investigation and documentation. I parked and walked back to the fence and made these pictures of the work of a flower to gain freedom from the garden.
As you can see, this flower was determined to live a life free from constraints and in the big bold world.
As I took these pictures a bicyclist rode by and said something that has stuck in my mind ever since...
"The most beautiful flowers can only grow outside the bars."
Somehow that seems to be so appropriate in so many ways.