The last few days I have just been so busy that I haven't taken any time to just be. At dinner last night I said to hubby that I was looking forward to Saturday so much because I can just sit and be a little as my time until then is not my own. It isn't a problem, just busy, but you know how you need a breather sometimes!
Yesterday I did briefly pop outside for a few minutes to just be and of course my camera came with me. I needed to photograph my peony apart from anything else!
So here are a few moments from yesterday and the last few days. Oh, and the shots of the peony of course!!!
Too many peony shots? I don't think that you can ever see too much of a peony can you!!! They are so beautiful I just love them and hope to plant some more some day.
A bowl of strawberries is beautiful too. Not as beautiful as a peony though!
A newly painted gate and freshly laid gravel is also beautiful. Not as beautiful as a peony!
Even a freshly weeded and mulched flower bed isn't as beautiful as a peony.
Herbs, growing really well - still waiting for the solar lights to be moved! - beautiful, but not as beautiful... Well you get the point by now!!!
Plants waiting to be potted up - I will show you when they are done!
More borders weeded and mulched and below you can see my future Dicentra - Bleeding Heart - patch with the addition of a red one and a white one to go with my existing pink one.
This table was made by hubby a couple of years ago out of the only bits we could find of the base of a sewing machine table. It originally had a wooden top made out of an old table of ours. We decided though to add this piece of granite which we had hanging around in the garden for the last 10 years. The granite had been part of a built in TV unit that we removed when we bought this house. It makes a great top for the table. The wooden top is underneath to provide support - the edge you can see is the newly cut edge of the table waiting to be painted! A great bit of recycling, but not as beautiful as a peony!
Even this beautiful rose isn't as beautiful as a peony...
One thing that was nearly as beautiful though was seeing this bee busy gathering pollen from an allium in the garden. I was so pleased to get these photos as he just sat there for ages and I could get quite a few shots.
I don't know what sort of bee he is, but not doubt one of you will let me know!
So although it has been and will be hectic - and whose life isn't! - it was good to take a moment and just be with the peonies and the flowers!