Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Monday, June 18, 2012

Floral 'Drinks'

It's peony season and I love to cut the flowers to bring in a wonderful bouquet of Heaven's scent.  Yesterday I had to stake them up a bit.  Our weather is so fickle still.  One day nice and sunny .. then the next day rainy.  Not being one to wish for warmer weather when much of the country is having wild fires, I will be thankful we are not suffering from such events.  Still, the garden could use a good dose of heat.  Drink in the beauty of summer flowers .. enough to last until next year .. that's my strategy for surviving the long winter season. 


Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Cathy! I think peonies might be my favorite flowers. I had some planted in our yard in Albuquerque and they did wonderfully there. I ALMOST bought some this year at Judy's. Is that where you got yours? Just gorgeous!

Mrs. Mac said...

Kim .. I bought mine at Northland Nursery .. have you been there? They are a little pricy .. but you really get great service! They were very helpful when we planted our front yard and needed deer resistant plants and shrubs that wouldn't get too big .. as they sell many that are the same variety .. but with different growth size habits.

Becky said...

very pretty

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac,

What beautiful Peonies! I bet they smell fabulous too :-)

Hopefully, it will warm just a bit for you and your garden.

Marie said...

I love Peonies too! We had them at the front of our house growing up, so peonies always take me back to my childhood.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Those peony flowers are just gorgeous. Unfortunately they don't grow in our climate - it's too warm. (OK in colder parts of NZ like the South Island).

Crown of Beauty said...

We don't get to grow peonies here, but when I was in Switzerland many years ago, I really enjoyed the peonies in the garden.

As I read your post, I keep thanking God that in our eternal home, the garden will be full of these flowers, and so many other fabulous heavenly varieties.