You may recall my first-ever stop at Sisson's Peony Gardens in Rosendale, WI, two weeks ago. Here's a refresher:
There were a few early varieties blooming, but a million more buds-in-waiting. The big picture looked like this:
Looking to the west (from the "front" or main entrance to the garden)...
Looking to the east (from the rear of the main section).
I was in Madison over the weekend for Mack's birthday party and stopped again yesterday on my way home. I'm thinkin' this is peonies at their peak:
Yeah. This is where the pictures say a thousand words, "amazing" among them. The scent was divine.
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It was a fun weekend -- there was a kid party on Saturday and a family brunch yesterday, lots of terrific food... and cake(s)! One of the best parts was my Mack-and-Addison alarm clock yesterday morning. Mack didn't hang around long, but Addison crawled into bed next to me and said, "I'm by you," which is outshined in melt-your-heart sweetness only when snuggles right in and says, "Hold me."
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One more thing...
Happy Birthday, Sharon & Karen!! Love, Your Big Sis.