Sunday, June 3, 2018

More Peonies and A Field Mowing

Here are my ruffled white peonies open. They are my favorites because of their beauty and because they don't droop since the heads are so light. They close up on cloudy days and at night to protect their delicate blossoms. Peony season is the best, isn't it?

My friend with a tractor showed up unannounced late yesterday afternoon to mow my field and he ended up mowing my lawn too. Everything will green up and be uniform in no time. I didn't come inside again until almost eight o'clock when I took this photo. I still have to do some handwork here and there and I had to use my leaf blower in the front but that was fun. I am so glad to have this task behind me to maintain my field so trees don't grow back there. An unmowed field will become a forest in no time. 

I took this photo today at noon so show how nice my front lawn and garden are looking.

Today, it feels more like fall with an overcast sky and 63° at ten o'clock on Sunday morning with rain coming tomorrow. Tuesday will be filled with nothing but sunshine though and that makes me happy. Enjoy your Sunday. xo


Gail, northern California said...

What a lovely, considerate friend.

Content in a Cottage said...

Gail, northern California -- Gail, he is that! His specialty is field mowing and he normally mows the biggest field in town every two weeks but we've had so much rain, he hasn't been able to do it even once this year. My land is much higher and drains really well so he was able to do mine with ease. He is going to take care of some trees that came down on my land too. I'm lucky to have such a good friend.
xo, Rosemary

Gail, northern California said...

Very lucky. I'm glad you found each other. You risk injury when you over-do.

While browsing through The House of Edward blog, I noticed this book recommended by Pamela Terry. Witten by Ros Byan Shaw and titled "Perfect English Townhouse", I believe it describes your lovely home to a t.

Kit said...

I have the same type of Peony but mine have not opened yet. Your place looks lovely! Kit

The Queen Vee said...

Rosemary dear, I think you have such a good friend because you are a good friend. I'm grateful that you've had help with this large project. My Dragonfly in Virginia says it has been raining there non-stop. Wish you both could send some rain to us out west where we are having drought conditions. Tomorrow another sunny dry day with temps hitting the 91 degree mark.

I do love peonies, I planted three plants last year and only one bloomed this year. I'm trying to find a spot for your white ruffled gorgeous.