My attempt to move from Southern California and create a happy and sustainable urban homestead in North Dakota, with some musings on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Monday, June 11, 2012

Sad Peonies

Two of the main reasons that I suck as a blogger are 1) I forget to always have my camera on my person (there are 20 awesome pictures I miss every day because I left my camera in the house when I go on a bike ride or a dog walk or to work in the garden) and 2) I see something great to photograph and then get distracted and the moment passes and the photo never gets taken.

Prime example number one, the peony blooms.  By Wednesday of this week the peonies were in full beautiful bloom, and we have several varieties: white, white with pink striations, light pink, and dark raspberry sherbet pink.  There are several dozen peonies throughout the homestead and they all looked maginificent.  But I didn't have my camera on me, and by the time I got out there the next day, camera in hand on Thursday, the booming thunderstorms and super heavy downpours during the overnight hours left us with sad, droopy peonies, their blooms sagging on the ground. 
 Sigh.  A day late and a dollar short.  They sure did look great just a day before.

3 comments:

Karen said...

My peonies look about the same, but not due to a thunderstorm---it's due to drought. We're rapidly starting to turn crispy here. The rain that was promised simply evaporated before it hit the ground. Back to hose dragging. Grrrr.

Donna@GWGT said...

They do look forlorn! I am sad to see them on their sides.

Amy - Get Busy Gardening said...

LOL, I hate when I forget my camera. I need to have pockets in my gardening clothes! I stake all my peonies so this won't happen, and it makes the blooms last much longer. Peonies are one of my favorites, but I sure wish the blooms would last more than a few weeks!

Amy