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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A Little Pink for the First Day of Summer
Today is the first day of Summer and it is lovely and warm outside. I can actually go out on my patio without a coat. Not so much last Saturday. We had a soaking rain that lasted all day long.
Needless to say, the just-opened Peony blossoms filled with water and went head first, straight to the ground. That is a pretty common scenario here in Portland so I rushed right out to salvage what I could for a bouquet. At least I don't have to feel guilty about cutting them since I'm really "saving" them! I don't bring Peonies indoors because they always have ants in them so we just enjoy them on the patio. They are just as beautiful no matter where we enjoy them!
I also snapped a photo of one of our first roses while I was out. Blogger decided to turn it sideways but it's just as pretty either way. The Portland Rose Festival ended about a week and a half ago and there were few roses in bloom for it this year because everything is so far behind this year. I'll take them when I can get them!