For me, peonies are among the most gorgeous flowers and even though the time they are in bloom is so short, they certainly deserve a place of choice in our gardens. Each year I make wonderful bouquets and place them on my kitchen island and dining table. Mother nature always helps to prompt me to make bouquets as she pours lots of rain, causing the peonies to bend to the ground. Even though I tie them to prevent the stems to bend too much and break, many flowers fall to the ground. Each year I await this moment when the clouds, heavy with loads of rain arrive and threatens to break into a storm. I then know it is time to prepare and take the vases, teapots and creamers out of the cupboard.
Last Saturday I woke up at six a.m. and noticed the beautiful soft light of the morning sun. I couldn’t resist and went outside to photograph some of my flowers.
Petunias, lilies and heliopsis
Morden Centennial rose bush
I hope you are all enjoying summer so far, I went kayaking last Sunday and will soon share some photos of this beautiful day on Chaudière river.
A happy week to all of you !
I’m joining Mary at Dear Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.