Monday, May 31, 2010

Springtime & Memorial Day

I really feel like Spring was around for two days before Summer took over. One day it was breezy & warm, & the next it was h-a-w-t! I'm not complaining, but I do love Springtime. One of my fave things are definitely the peonies. I managed to grab a few from a neighbor for my apartment, & also snapped some photos from my mom's garden. So gorgeous! I wish they bloomed all summer long...

A few traditional, huge peony bushes... & my favorites - an 'old fashioned' variety. So delicate - we had one big rainstorm & they were done!

(My dad, last Memorial Day helping present flags at a Memorial Day ceremony honoring the veterans of our small town in Iowa)
Happy Memorial Day to all!
Remember why we celebrate & honor those that have given their lives & those who choose to serve our country so we are able to relax & enjoy days like today.

8 comments:

Miss Southern Prep said...

Peonies are my absolute favorite flower! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

I far prefer spring to summer. And pretty peonies!

Kristin said...

Such a lovely post! Peonies are so swoon worthy!

very married said...

i agree. the "spring" flew by!

Lacey said...

Love your pictures of the flowers! Sooo wishing I had a peony bush...they are so gorgeous and so expensive down here. Our "spring" literally lasted like a day too. So not fair.

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Piper,
The big pink blooms are the old fashioned peonies? I love those blooms, we can't grow peonies in the south, but I would love to research more.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Ooooh peonies! They are my absolute favorite. Our 2nd anniversary is this weekend and I've been not so subtle about how I'm hoping to get a big bouquet of them!

Candi said...

Beautiful post my friend! I love those peonies, and that's a great pic you took of your dad presenting flags!