My Fern Leaf Peony had one bloom on it this year. It was a gift from Larry in Iowa several years back.
The regular peonies have not opened yet.
The ants are busy! As far as I know ants are always on peonies.
Peonies always bring up old memories for me;
Bringing in bouquets and having to massacre the ants that escaped to the table top.
A Calico kitten who thought she was a fierce tiger hiding in the jungle of peonies.
The smell of peonies hanging in the air during church on warm humid Sunday mornings….back when ladies brought bouquets to church to decorate the altar.
Oh the petals…as the flowers faded the petals fall off in the slightest breeze.
I have an abscessed tooth, it is very painful and my Dentist is in Mexico on vacation.( Who vacations in Mexico in June anyways?) If it isn’t one thing it is another. I felt “off” and achy all day Sunday and in the nighttime I woke up with throbbing pain that could drive you to drink. For now the pain is controlled with Ibuprofen and I started on an antibiotic….just another bout with old age.