Hello sweet ladies,
Wow I am glad to be back here. You see, I have been sick this past week. Yup, summer is not quite here yet, but I had the summer flu. It came fast and furious and took me out of the game for five days. The sniffles aren’t over yet, and my energy level is way low, but I am on the mend, and I expect to be in full swing within days now.
I am sure you can understand that I haven’t done much all week, except sleeping a lot or cuddling up on the sofa with a blanket and copious amounts of hot tea. But thankfully I had just brought in some fresh flowers from the garden, so I had something nice to look at.
Those peonies smelled so strong and lovely that even I could smell them, in spite of my non-functioning nose.
Yes, last week was the height of peony season here. All of my bushes were in full bloom, and so were the roses. I always hesitate to cut the peonies, knowing that they only bloom once a year.
But like always I was glad I did. Last weekend when I cut them, the weather was nice and they were doing great outside. I felt really guilty cutting them. But not for long. The next day we had lots of wind and rain, and the peonies that were left on the bushes did not cope very well with that. They were gone within days. The ones in the vases though lasted a whole week.
And since I wasn’t going outside I got to enjoy them 110% inside.
They are now a memory. But a memory that I can prolong and keep because they will stay forever young here on my blog.
So what did I miss? What have you all been doing?
Have you been smelling the roses?