Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Garden Tuesday: Peonies and a Window

My peonies are in bloom.  I don't have nearly as many as Louise does, but I've been cutting a few every couple of days to keep my kitchen cheerful.  Too bad their season is only about 2 weeks!


In other news, I painted the raw dormer window last night (top left of yesterday's post).  I took my 6 foot stepladder to the attic to paint from inside, but I did have to sit on the sill and hang outside to paint.  My dearly beloved had an absolute fit when he went out to stand in the driveway and found me hanging out the window.  It's OK; I was done anyway, so I went inside.  Then he reported me to the boys at dinner.  Ryan then threw an absolute fit, and told me to let him hang out the window to paint next time, despite the fact that he's afraid of heights.  His rational was that I'm not strong enough to hold myself inside with one hand while painting with the other.  Of course, I had to point out to Ryan that there's no way he's fitting through a 22" wide window opening.  We compromised, with me agreeing to let him tie me to the rafters inside should I find the need to climb out a window again.

Happy Garden Tuesday, everyone!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Mine are just starting to bloom......I think it's one of my favourite smells.

Pam said...

Oh how I love peonies... I bet your house smells lovely. Your boys are protective of you! It's sweet. I am glad you stayed safe.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh I LOVE white peonies, Marjie, isn't it too bad the season isn't longer for them? Best to bring some in.

RU nuts!!! Hanging out the window to paint the house. What were you thinking!?

I better go to the post before this and see what the heck has been going on over there, lol...

Faye Lewis said...

Marjie your pictures are always beautiful. What camera do you use?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom said when she lived in NJ she always had peonies in the garden
Lily & Edward

Mae Travels said...

Peonies are really very special. Ann Arbor where I live has a huge historic garden with dozens of varieties, but I haven't made it over there this year.

Good luck with all your household repairs!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Nichole Burke said...

They are beautiful! I'm not sure what's blooming around here, but the pollen is out of control... ahhhhhh choooooooo!

Sue said...

Strap on your parachute, girl. I know the feeling of just wanting to get it done, but that's a long way up.

grace said...

there were several flowers already planted around our house when we moved in, and we've been excited to see what blooms. i'm always so excited when something new pops up, only to be more than a little disappointed when the blooms disappear after 2 or 3 weeks...we enjoy them while they last!

Pam Greer said...

I have to laugh thinking of you tied to the rafters!