Peony Party

You guys! It’s been far too long. No really, I missed you! Can you even believe it’s officially summer? Gaaahhhh! Someone hit the snooze button on the summer clock because time is just flying by!

Apparently I didn’t see the Go Slow sign that spring was just around corner. I sped right past it. Put the pedal to the metal and floored it right to the end, took a sharp right and screeched to a halt right before Summerville.

I had taken a few photos back in April when I was visiting Mount Pleasant Cemetery. I had never been there before and was awed at how beautiful it was. I wish time had of permitted, I would have loved to have taken a stroll, so many beautiful trees in the early stages of spring budding.

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And the light. There is something almost tangible about spring light. And the warmth, that curl up like a cat in a pool of warm light.

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I guess I must have slowed down a bit to catch sight of it. But life has a way with stepping on the gas. You get busy with one thing and then another, and before you know it another season has come and gone.

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With April’s sunshine and warmth ending, May brought with it, what felt like, never ending clouds and rain. So much rain. And with the rain came the flooding – in my basement. My creative hub was in a state of such upheaval that none of the projects I had wanted to start were going anywhere.

And while I was huddled up inside, cursing the river that ran through my basement, a party was brewing up outside. I wasn’t invited. It was private, but I snuck a peek.

The peonies were partying.

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They started the dance with a reach for the sky stretch, followed by an explosive display of leaves and buds. But the highlight was this display of beautiful blooms.

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So short lived, I nearly missed it.

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A couple of heavy rains the following week and that was it. The Peony Party was over.

But I hear the music playing again. I’m not missing the next party….

The Hydrangeas are having a Hoopla…

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To quote Ferris Bueller “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. Before you know it the roses will be having a rave! Happy week everyone!

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