Peonies for remembrance

It’s been peak bloom for peonies this past week. With our hot temperatures and gusty winds I can walk outside and immediately smell the scent of peonies in the air. It’s a short-lived bloom season, and perhaps that’s one of the reasons I savor every day. We’ve added additional peony bushes over the years, but I continue to favor the ones that I transplanted from my mother and father’s house in Kansas. These are the ones that were on the side of their house, sometimes neglected, but they continued to blossom. Each year my parents would gather and cut the blooms to take to the cemeteries on Memorial Day and lay on the graves of relatives. Fast forward to now, with both my parents having passed on, I’m filled with wonderful memories and see these Kansas peonies blooming in honor of my mom and dad.

4 thoughts on “Peonies for remembrance

  1. Home Email June 7, 2021 / 11:19 am

    Love this! Kath

    Sent from my iPad


  2. lindastaatsphoto June 7, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    Thanks Kathy! Hope you’re doing well (your garden too!)

  3. susurrus June 8, 2021 / 12:17 pm

    How lovely that you still have these beautiful plants and memories.

    • lindastaatsphoto June 9, 2021 / 10:40 am

      Thank you! I feel a wave of appreciation and love when these bloom each year.

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