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Monday, June 27, 2016
This will be a brief post as life continues very busy for me. But I thought I would share the pretty peonies in our backyard. That is, this is how they looked last week. Now, they are going by. But thankfully Mr. T snapped a few pictures while they were at their best.
I can never forget my elderly friend Peggy who gave me a small peony plant she had dug up from her yard -- when she moved to a smaller place, if I remember right. She cautioned me to be sure it was not planted too deep. We did follow her instructions, but honestly, I have a brown thumb (if not black) and had little hope for the plant's survival, never mind its blooming.
But it did -- first one or two blossoms, then each year a few more appear. We are always happy to see them!
Peonies seem to be everywhere in New England this time of year. Hope you have enjoyed this look at our pretty pink specimens.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.