I'm still trying to fit in posting to this craft blog, the fun things I get to do outside of my work with the weight loss surgery community. One of my favorite activities is gardening, which seems a bit diabolical given I live at 7,000 feet elevation in Wyoming. Our growing season is brief complicated by high dry winds and sporadic rainfall. In the last 18 years I've found some reliable plants that bloom and grow despite the unfavorable conditions. Two of my favorites are the peony and the hollyhock plants. Take a look at their blossoms this year:
Pink Sorbet Peony
Touched with morning light this is a sorbet peony, now at least 10 years
old, blooming in the playground garden. One of my favorite perennial
blooms. Image (C) Kaye Bailey 2014.