Happy Friday… peonies and all…

I’ve had a bad day.  I rarely need an alarm clock to wake me these days.   My seasoned body clock has reset itself and I wake every morning to embrace the dawn.

On the rare occasions I am slow to stir my stumps, Liza Pullman wakes me up singing Fascinating Aida’s, ‘A Brand New Me‘, which is guaranteed to galvanise me into facing the new day with upbeat enthusiasm.

Not so this morning, I was unceremoniously woken by a clap of thunder. When I looked out of my bedroom window, Storm Miguel was battering my peonies and the rest of the garden, which was shaping up to be our best horticultural endeavour ever.

Then… the guilt began settling in; I should have staked the little beauties last week.  Seeing my best ever crop of peonies being pummelled to the ground put me in a very bad mood for most of the day, until it stopped raining and I went out to mop their saturated mid-bloom heads and stake them.  Hopefully, they will recover now Storm Miguel has left the Channel Islands to batter other gardens in its path.

Now, it’s time for a glass of wine and a bit of upbeat Aida.

Published by Tessa Barrie

Blogger from Jersey, Channel Islands UK who believes life's too short to be niche. View more posts

3 thoughts on “Happy Friday… peonies and all…

  1. alhenry – I love a challenge (though I can sometimes be heard cursing myself for taking on yet another hydra-headed project). I enjoy anything that allows me to be creative: writing, cooking, garden design, decoupage. I travel whenever I can, and London is my favorite city in the world, the home of my heart. Over the years, I have paid the mortgage by writing, editing, and teaching. Home is a late-19th century heap (in constant need of TLC) that I share with my funny, smart, generous husband and two wayward cats. Aspirations? To publish my fiction, and enjoy each day.
    alhenry says:

    I share your grief, Tessa. My giant irises are the showpieces of my garden, but only in bloom for a short time. One good (bad) rainstorm can break the stems, Grrrr. Got another glass? I’ll join you in that wine.

Thank you very much for visiting my niche-less blog! If you have time before you leave, would love you to tell us what you think. All the best, Tessa Barrie

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