Wednesday, June 20, 2012

still life with dropped petals and spent stems

The peonies are coming from further and further away now.  Soon, they'll be over: especially with this heat we have today and tomorrow.
The vase was Helen's, my sweet Mother-in-Law; it was a trophy of sorts awarded to her in High School sometime in the late 1920s.  It doesn't say what the award was for.

Just a note to those who have been following the Protest against the Van Horn, Texas Frontier Days World Champion Donkey Roping event, I am thrilled to report the town has cancelled it.  Wow. It worked.


Jen said...

It seems just yesterday the blogworld was filled with the glory of peonies, and now they are yesterday's news. Awesome about the donkeys---so cool to hear about a grassroots effort that worked!

flwrjane said...

We just got the BIGGEST PEONIES in the WORLD from Brannan Street today.

Where do you think they're getting them from? Iceland?

xo Jane

Amelia said...

Peonies??? Long gone, unfortuantely! Beautiful vase, great donkey news!!!!