More blooms! My garden and peonies are faded now, but I managed a few pix before the passed their peak.
I seem to have three colors -- the white, this pale pink...
...and this glorious hot pink!
I will miss that beautiful perfume coming through my living room windows!
My neighbor Rosie's garden is -- well -- fabulous, as usual. She called me over one evening to look at her poppy -- she'd been trying to grow them for ages. (I've tried too -- none came up.)
It was closed but when I went over the next day, wildly open and beautiful. Don't you love the black flower shape inside the petals?
They look lovely with her pretty purple petunias. (Say that three times fast!)
She has a different variety of peonies, and these are just as pretty!
I don't know what these are but they're so graceful!
On completely unrelated topics, I finished my Nancy Drew jigsaw. I got the 500 pieces because of limited space, but it's also available in 1,000 pieces and larger. The pieces are very tight and when I got to the last piece, it didn't fit -- which meant that something was wrong somewhere! I only had to go back about three pieces to find it under very close examination! It was a fun puzzle -- I'd recommend it.
And, if you're looking for an easy-peasy cold summer dinner, here's an idea for you -- developed because we had leftover salmon and BBQ ribs (which our neighbor brought us, though the salmon was almost done in the oven!) Take the Asian salad-in-a-bag (I like "Taylor's" brand) and add to it whatever protein you like. I had a huge chunk of the soy salmon, very thinly sliced ribs (about 3/4" square) and thawed some salad shrimp from the fridge, already precooked. It doesn't look like much here because my salad bowl is VERY big! But it was a super hearty, very filling meal.
And, on that note, I'm off to to enjoy a gorgeous day at the lake. Summer is here!