Although the scent of roses is filling the air at my house right now because we planted 4 new David Austin roses this spring, it's the Peonies that have center stage in my front flower bed at the moment.
The first Peonies to bloom this year were some that I had transplanted from my childhood home before we sold it last year. I really didn't expect them to bloom as we moved them in December and Peonies are sometimes fickle about blooming the first year you transplant them. But I was pleasantly surprised to find they had blooms on them, even if there were only a few.
We have a large number of Peonies that were planted by the previous owners, and although they don't smell as heavenly as the older variety I transplanted, I still anticipate their lovely blooms each spring.
The first batch to bloom are always the creamy white ones, and they have such large blooms that you can see them from far down our private lane. These pretty flowers welcome me home for such a brief period each year, but I love to see them gently swaying in the breeze as I pull into my driveway each time.
And I'm not the only one who is excited to see them each year it seems!
I hope you each had a wonderful weekend, and that your week is off to a great start!