Early this morning.............
and, again, eight hours later....... my first Peony of the Spring season.
I could not help myself, I just had to cut the first blooms.
There is just something about these soft pink, fragrant blooms, that
lift my spirits and bring me a smile. So clearly I remember, all that
remained last Fall were the brown stalks. But then they come back.
Did you know that Peonies live long, and successful lives?
In China, there are 300 year old bushes that continue to
bloom year after year, every Spring?
And then, because all the Spirea bushes were blooming, I just had to cut some of them, andadd them to the pink blooms. A simple, pretty bouquet now graces my kitchen table. Makes me
love the Springtime of the year!
Two patriotic desserts that my nieces brought to last year's Memorial Day party.
However you choose to express your patriotism is fine, as long as it is expressed.
Freedom is a gift, and those who fought for it, and those who continue to, are thanked
and remembered this weekend.
I personally am so thankful for our America!
My nephew and his wife being honored recently, by a "Quilt of Valor" for his years of
service in the United States Army.
He recently had the honor of being promoted to "Captain".
Happy Memorial Day to each one of you!