Saturday, May 10, 2008

awash in blooms

The first morning I was home ~ almost three weeks ago ~ this is what greeted me in the back garden. Even though it had been neglected for almost 7 months, I still reaped this beautiful reward.

I don't know what I did to deserve such a lovely show. Just coming back, I suppose. By now the poppies have about had it, although these things reseed themselves so fast that the blooms last for more than a month. The lavender, in the background, is alive with bees ~ always a good sign. (That's one of the problems we have propagating flowers at the beach; no bees. We have to hand pollinate things like tomatoes and squash. Bother!)

This morning the Patient made his first trip up to his beloved Farmers' Market. He came home with beets with their beautiful greens attached, asparagus, turnips, fabulous big leeks, apple juice, and these gorgeous flowers.

These are double petal peonies in a pale, pale pink. I put them in a clear vase and have them in the bedroom. V. classy.

Since it is Mother's Day on Sunday, this is the weekend for the Whole Earth Festival held on the quad at the Big U. This year celebrates the 39th anniversary of this 3-day event devoted to recalling the hey days of tie dye, macrame, roach clips and finger cymbals. Get the picture? So come on down and get your face painted, eat some vegetarian samosas and relive your distant (or recent) past. It's a great people-watching experience!


At 3:12 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

Such perfect peonies! I'm looking forward to some photos from your turn-back-the-calendar event...


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