They are fleeting moments in time every summer, these few days when the peonies are in bloom.
Though we think of her often, my husband's grandmother, Classie, is foremost in our minds during this time.
Classie Lawrence Mercer grew the most beautiful peony plants and she shared them with family and friends.
We had to leave our plants in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, when we moved to Prince Edward Island, but our first garden purchase for this house was a variety of peonies, in memory of Classie.
The garden colour this time of year is spectacular, calm or vibrant, depending on what you see.
Today is Classie Time however. Enjoy the peonies.