It's a lovely summer evening, so I went out and cut these peonies from our front yard.
My question is, how do you pronounce it? If you're from Utah, most likely you say pee-OH-nees. Anywhere else it sounds more like PEE-uh-nees. Any way you say it, I just love these huge pom poms of loveliness. They remind me of my Granny's garden. We used to help her pick them and put them and in mason jars of water to take to the cemetaries on Memorial Day. She was the youngest of a large family, so she lovingly put one on each of her siblings' and parents' graves as well as those of my Grandpa's family. The smell of them transports me to that precious time I spent with her...like lilacs mixed with sweet peas and rain.