I’ve had a blog since 2005, but I didn’t move to my own host until June 1, 2007. My first post in my new blog home featured a picture of our one annual peony, in a cup on the kitchen shelf. In what has become an unexpected late-May ritual, I have snapped a photo of that bloom every year…
This year, I was so happy to see that we have a second bloom on our peony plant! In an effort to encourage even more growth next year, I decided not to cut the flower, and not to put it in a cup on my kitchen shelf. I do miss it in there. I miss it’s lovely scent wafting over the sink, on the breeze that comes in through the window. Still, it’s pretty right where it is on the plant. And I make a point of smelling it every morning after I’ve sent the kids off to school.
These are my 2007, 2008, and 2009 peonies, respectively:
I like to see photographic evidence that my picture-taking skills are improving, and I’d say these shots qualify!
Now, to resist cutting this year’s flower and sticking it on the windowsill in the name of consistency… think I can do it?
P.S. I just happened to notice that yesterday was the third anniversary of the day I bought my sewing machine. And three years ago today, I made my very first project. Buying that sewing machine is one of the best things I ever did for myself. It’s been a fabulously crafty three years!