Reinforcements have arrived — in the form of Mom and Dad. Hurray! Mom will stay for a week of “respite care” for me and Darling Bebe, who I fear is growing bored with her mama. I could not be more delighted.
The weekend promises lots of outside time, mulching, pruning and weeding – things I can’t do with the sole care of the Darling Girl. And I have the best grounds crew in the world to help.
Oh, and about that red shawl (Kousa Dogwood Shawl) … I have a time/space continuum problem. As in: I hadn’t the time to block it before my parents arrived, and now I haven’t the space to block it with them in the guest room. It’s a conundrum. Not sure if I’ll have Mom leave it here to finish it properly or just let it go as is. She loved the color, which is the same color she wore to my wedding. Satisfying to see her appreciate it as I knew she would.
With June just a few days away, here’s the eye candy that says June here: peonies. Loving them is something I share with my friend, Clara Parkes, who used them as her inspiration for the Clara’s Garden colorway for Lorna’s Laces. I marvel that the “jawbreakers” at the top of the stem produce blooms like these, with their hundreds of petals. It’s a simple miracle. And I am a raving lunatic for their light cold-cream smell. (I suppose I’m dating myself to even know what cold cream IS. Oh well.) If only they had perfected smell-a-vision so I could share it with you.