This year the spring weather has been rather strange, making it one of the few years I’ve ever seen in which the beautiful peonies were not smashed to the ground a day or two after opening fully. We’re enjoying seeing them, but I worry about the lack of rain for farmers and gardeners……Irises, roses, peonies are all favorites of mine, but even though I don’t garden at all as much as I used to, there are many hardy garden friends who return year after year and gladden my heart.
This is a postscript from June 1st. Last night we had torrential rains – flooding to the east of here. (And a bit of flooding in the family room until I could get the screen door opened and the patio door closed!) The lovely peonies are just a memory. But we all got to enjoy them for a very long time! And the farmers are happy! For the moment.