Spring started early and hot, at least for 3 or 4 days, then we settled in for a prolonged stretch of cool, rainy early summer weather.
My peonies loved it, and though they bloomed even later than usual, they were magnificent. The rain collected in the extravagant blossoms and bowed them to the ground.
Here is a picture of my little cat Phoebe sheltering under the flowers, waiting for a chipmunk. I am happy to say that she is a chipmunk specialist.
So the days are long, the world is green, and I am goofing off, indulging in gardening, hiking in the woods, enjoying my friends and animals, and doing a little painting. I do have to start working on a series of new floral cookie stamps for next year… but not yet.
While it is so lovely out, I’m playing hookie. I’ll act like a responsible adult later.