happy is...roadside peonies


One of my favorite things in the summer is roadside stands with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. In our neighborhood in Seattle, there is a lovely spry senior citizen who grows the most beautiful produce and flowers. This morning she put out peonies. They smell as heavenly as they look.

I'm looking forward to my trip back to Massachusetts in July and all those farmstands that will be bursting with sweet corn, bright ripe tomatoes and strawberries as big as billiard balls. Summer is wonderful, isn't it?