Sunday, June 23, 2013

puddles of petals

This morning, after letting the chickens have a roam about their pond garden, I did my usual walk about and despaired at the water standing in all the beds out back. Determined to find some good in the gloom, I tested what would easily be pulled from such soft ground and discovered the thistle gave way easily from the saturated soil with hardly any mud at the root. Delighted, I pulled and pulled until I had removed several armloads of thistle which would not be sowing its seed in wild abandon this summer!

Alas, the lovely and fragrant peonies are mostly beaten. 5 inches of rain in 24 hours were too much for them, now heads down and petals pooled about them. They had a great bloom this spring, despite the weather, don't you agree??

I do not know the names of any of these as all but the last were here when we bought the farm. it was a gift from my garden shopping buddy and former colleague, Barb. It produced 3 fine peach blossoms this its first spring.


  1. You are wonderful at finding the good in difficult situations, Sharon. Your peonies are really beautiful. Such a treasure! And I'm sad about those little baby birds, but Mother Nature will prevail. You must be counting the days until Jerome is there with you permanently.

  2. Hello Sharon,
    Nice to meet you through Judy's blog. Your peonies have a beautiful colour. I like this apricot pink shade.
    We also have pouring rain last week in the region of Paris where I live and roses have badly suffered.

  3. What is the name of the blue flowers in your banner ? They are beautiful.

    Blessings and Bonjour de France