My First Peonies of the Season

May 14, 2013

20130514-095013.jpg One of the things I most love about flowers is they make you quite aware of the season. You really feel like you are deep into Spring when peony arrive. I think of it as seasonal living. Eat what is in season and it will be the best it can be. Same goes for flowers.

20130514-095432.jpg My favorite flower vendor on Saturday in the Market had the first peony offering for the season. This variety is so delicate, with wispy petals surrounding these most gorgeous riot of color center. I find the 2 to be in sharp contrast to one another, which makes this variety just breathtaking.

20130514-095941.jpg I placed single stems around the Market shop. Throughout the day they just unfolded to remarkable beauty. This was a memorable first bunch of the season.

We arrived safe & sound to New York last evening. Our drive North took us through the historic town of Garrison as we arrived at our destination of Kent Cliffs. It is the country home of my best friend from college, Devin. I have written about staying here in the past. It really is like a second home to us, we have stayed here so often. He always makes us feel so welcome here. We will use this as home base until Sunday when head into the city. We are going to Brimfield in a few days. I can hardly wait. It is one of the the largest antique shows/flea markets in the world. More on that later…