I know, I know, totally MIA.
Mothers Day with it's 12 hour work days. Garden on Sunday, Elle's grandparents visiting from France for a 4th of July dinner on Monday night, ribs and corn on the cob ( the word "bon" was used with wild abandon) a friends surprise birthday dinner on Wednesday brings me to the here and now.
Home. The house is clean (ish), the lawn is mowed and I 'm surrounded by vases of red charm peonies.
A big storm is predicted and I would rather they burst open in a firework display of petals on the table than be battered down in the garden.
This may be the last of them but more beauty awaits.
So let's do it. Monday the 19th. Flowers in the house.