It's the Summer Solstice...the longest day and shortest night of the year. I so look forward to summer and feel a bit of a letdown when the first day of summer (today) arrives, only to herald shorter days that will be noticeable almost immediately. Just doesn't seem right.
On the other hand, the Peonies in my garden are blooming like crazy and their scent is heavenly. I've been able to pick huge bouquets for the porch and for the dining room. They're possibly my favorite flower...until the Hydrangeas bloom. I'm posting these pictures for my friend Kathy... who's now living in Florida and misses the warm days and cool nights we have here in Michigan. Perfect weather for sleeping and for growing Peonies.
One more thing made this day perfect: lunch at Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant with long time friend, Sue. The Weathervane has been the scene of many joyous celebrations, parties, and meetings over the years...Vince and Meredith's rehearsal dinner, my 'decade' birthday party, staff parties, etc. Today I had my usual Chicken Salad Croissant. It was just fun see Sue and to chat about our children, the good times we've shared, and what's going on in our lives.
Tell me...what makes your day perfect?
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