All gathering towards this one.
~ Jenny Downham
They don’t last long, do they?
The peonies? No, they don’t. That’s why we need to get out there and appreciate them while they’re here.
~ Conversational snippets from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch
The peonies were amazing this year. We had a pummeling rain yesterday that smashed them to the ground. A few might make a comeback. I hope so. I’m not finished enjoying them just yet because it seems like they just arrived. The storm was harsh to the peonies, but we needed it. The gardens are sighing in relief. All of the vegetable plants have perked up in a way that watering them with the hose just doesn’t accomplish.
Even if they do bounce back, the peonies and irises are almost finished with their moments for this year. Other flowers are already getting ready to take their places, but we’ll have time for them later.
Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
~ Harry Hepner
Time for me to move along, and get back to work. We’ve made a lot of progress here, but there’s still so much more to do. Thank you so much for dropping in to have another look at the peonies. I may have a few more to show you before their season is finished. I am often surprised by how fast flowers and other plants bounce back after a storm.
Let’s meet out by the lagoon this evening, and watch for the Great Blue Heron. He usually flies in for supper just before sunset. Sunset is at 8:12 PM today. It’s hot and humid here so no jacket required.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂