We’re only 2o sleeps away from the first official day of Summer-as long time readers know, my very favourite time of year.
I have a plethora of fun things, places, images and inspiration I hope to share with you as we move into the warmer months, including the debut of my new blog design-so you might want to consider subscribing to my email notifications if you haven’t already. The design continues to move along nicely and I hope to have it up and running very soon.
In the meantime please excuse the less than effusive amount of posts I’ve managed the last couple of months. I hope to be back up to speed shortly.
For now I thought I’d share the joy that a couple of bunches of $6.99 peonies from Trader Joe’s brought me this week. Feel free to drag them onto your desktop to bring a smile to your face this month too.
I kid you not, these were from the grocery store. They didn’t even look promising at first but being that peonies are one of the very few flowers we can’t grow here in Santa Barbara, we’re pretty much an easy mark for any peony pusher that moseys into town.
The most amazing thing about this particular batch was that they started out a deep coral-y rose, turning to a true pink, then finishing off almost pale yellow. Ah-mazing. It was like every day there was a new show.
I simply couldn’t stop taking pictures! Even the tightest few buds (you can see one in the bottom left below) unfurled to perfection.
I took all these photos over the course of the week with both my iPhone and Canon camera. No filters or enhancing-these were the true colours. I put the arrangement outside most nights to prolong the life of the flowers-it makes such a difference.
How incredible can a single flower be??
Seriously, they were huge! Talk about getting your money’s worth.
They made me so happy but alas, they rarely have scent, so they will never replace the Rose in my heart of hearts…
However, if I were ever to date another flower on the side…Helllooo Mr. Giant Peony
It’s a bit of an Aden vs. Mr. Big situation isn’t it?
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