Let’s take a moment together to say goodbye to this year’s peonies.
Toward the end of the day yesterday, I went outside to snip one last batch of blossoms.
I love this combination of McCoy yellow and the intense dark pink of the peonies. It reminded me of the 40’s era fabric I used to cover parts of the desk in the den. Naturally, I had to place the vase there for a photo opportunity.
Nature is the best designer. Who else could fashion such an intricate swirl of petals? And to top it all off, Mother Nature added the most heavenly scent. So heavenly that I can’t begin to describe it.
And I’ve failed.
Goodbye my most-very-favorite-in-the-world flower. Goodbye gorgeous peony bushes that I can take no credit for as they were already here when we bought the house. It was so nice to actually be here this spring to enjoy your beauty. I drank in every bit of it. Your time here is short and oh-so-sweet.
And as if they knew they had to step up their game, the roses are blooming like crazy. Thank you roses, for giving me a distraction in my time of mourning.
And thank you to the first batch of day lilies to bloom. This year you have more blossoms than ever!
I love my garden.
I added a thing or two to the little funky patio we have at the side of the house. I’ll share that with you tomorrow.