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!


Annette said...

Pink peonies and pink roses...it's like heaven! I miss my peonies. That's another flower on my list when we redo the yard. I read recently that if you want to bring a bouquet into the house, let them sit flower end down in a bucket of water to drive the ants out. When you take them out of the water, give them a good shake and the ants shouldn't be a problem.

Diane said...

Beautiful Kathy! and the rose doesn't even look real--it's so perfect!

Betsy said...

What gorgeous blooms. Ours are late this year too, probably because we had no spring.