The peonies have bloomed and passed. It happens so quickly. These here are the ones I transplanted from my grandparents house a few years ago. They are quiet in color, have a sweet fragrance, and are just beautiful – perfect flower in my opinion.
These poppies are blooming right now, and will continue for a while, I think. Every time I send Evva out to pick flowers for the table, she picks a poppy and within a few hours, the petals fall off. But, they are so irresistable. These poppies came from my great-grandmother’s seed. But, my sister-in-law grows some on her farm that are from her great grandmother’s seed (brought over from France just before WWI). They look identical. I love that these flowers are passed on through generations and have a bit of a story. And, they are beautiful.
And, the wild daisies are blooming. These flowers are so sweet; delicate yet hardy. I love seeing them come up through the grasses, waving in the meadow.
And, I have a beautiful purple Salvia growing in a bed by the house. Evva loves to pick them and use them in necklaces and arrangements. And no,t your typical arrangement, but many like this one I found one the rock outside our door (our door-rock).
Also, cherries are in fruit. This season also is short, a little over a week. The cherries are going fast. We’ve picked a few gallons, which have been eaten fresh or pitted for jam and pie (and a few for the freezer). We’ve got 2 sweet cherry trees (at my mother’s house) and 1 sour cherry. The sweet cherries were loaded with fruit, but we just can’t reach the higher branches. But, at this point (after pitting cherries for 2 hours today), I won’t be terribly sad to see cherry season end here. Though I will miss them. My, they are delicious!