Peonies are very nice right now. This bloom was almost a perfect globe with a 9 inch diameter...huge!
Have you ever smelled sweet peas? I wish that computers came with Smell-o-vision (only sometimes) because these smelled divine.
I couldn't keep my eyes off of these beets... this year might be the year of orange.
Our city has been planting some lovely perennials in some of the planters around the Market area and this daisy was so simple and pretty.
We brought some of the rainbow carrots back for a taste test at dinner. They all were so pretty and it is so fun to eat something that you know was in the ground that very morning. The taste... well, it was good... BUT, I am such a purist, I think that I like that plain orange best. Maybe if I did a blind taste test the results would be different, but the yellowish white ones made me think that I was eating a parsnip and the purple ones... they tasted just fine, but THEY WEREN'T ORANGE!
Yesterday we went to one of the farms that lies right outside our city limits. I guess I didn't think that strawberries were ready for U-pick...but they were and I had two willing pickers.
My dear Brownie doesn't like to eat berries, but he is a diligent picker. (I think that the lack of eating adds to his final yield.)
We were lucky to see any berries in this bucket, because Blondie's favorite thing to say is "Strawberries? I love strawberries!" I, myself, did as little of picking as possible. The height of strawberries is just not conducive to good pregnant lady picking and I am just at that point where the belly really offsets my balance when I crouch.
I guess I will just have to wait for blueberry season.
Today is our last day of kindergarten for a while. I am going to try not to get too teary as we go to the end of the year celebration.