We are still away from home and I am missing home (although I am enjoying the lack of activity and the shared responsibility as far as supervising children goes). There is no better ‘distraction’ than grandma and grandpa.
I took most of these pictures before we left for our spring visit to my in-laws. I was glad that most of the plants bloomed by then.
SO, I took a lot of photo souvenirs to remember the flowers by and to be able to show them off. They work hard to make our place pretty, they deserve the praise.
Chances are, these blooms are mostly gone by now, and those that opened after we left are down on the ground because of the heavy rains that they had just endured. I was meaning to make a rope ring to support them but I ran out of time.
The above peonies are planted on the front yard. I hope that the flowers made passersby happy as I feel happy seeing another’s garden.
Anyway, I cut some of the stems and gave them to my next door elderly neighbor. I was glad to see the young lady’s face light up wen she received the flowers on her grandmother’s behalf.
Then I cut some more for my in-laws’ vase. My husband wrapped the stems in a wet paper towel inside a plastic wrap. It survived the 7 hour sunny trip to Maine. The pink ones lasted 5 days in the vase without any flower food. The paler peonies were good for three days.
I consider that a great vase life.
The last peony is not from our garden but from the place we went to for Mass yesterday. After some rainy days, it was a treat to go out into the sun and see flowers abloom.
Sonel, I had you in mind when I posted these flowers. I remember promising you that I will post more peony photos. Here they are.
Proverbsgirl and Friendlyfairytales, thank you for the award you gave me. They brought me a lot of smile and encouragement. I also have you in mind when I posted the flowers.
Friends, Proverbsgirl has an inspirational blog where you can find a compilation of themed quotations from the Bible and from famous people, among others. Friendlyfairytales, on the other hand, writes original fairy tales. I love the characters in her stories because they are well-fleshed out and so real. Do check out these wonderful pages.
And of course, these flowers are for all of you who have been so kind to follow the blog (thank you!), visit, and leave comments. Your presence is much appreciated.
I hope you are all having a great day. It’s a nice day to be outdoors today, at least where we are. God bless you all.