There are timeless days and then there are Tuesdays. Today is one of those timeless days and it just happens to be a Tuesday. Last week, I was caught up by the beauty of my white tree peony, slowly unfurling and teasing me daily. The layers of each petal exposing the next petal and then the next petal….was an exercise in patience, that only a gardener could bear. Each day presented another moment of anticipation as I realize how the fully opened bloom would touch my soul. Each bloom would be unique and a pleasing memory etched in my mind’s heart. I know when the tree peony is in bloom, it marks the official beginning of the blooming season at The Cottage. That was last week……
Today – my struggle was real. I opened my door to walk Princess Aminia and there she was. The perfectly bodacious, perfectly pink, perfectly unique tree peony bud of this season. I paused, Princess Aminia pulled and I honestly had to remember to breathe. Looking back over my shoulder to see if it was just one bud or a few, this knuckle sized perfectly pink bud held her own amidst the sea of green foliage that grows daily. At that very moment, the white tree peony blooms released one, two, three petals that slowly drifted to the ground like white butterflies descending on the earth. I have looked at this bud often today because I now know what it means to be timeless on a Tuesday… at The Cottage in the Court…….
Always Mentally In The Garden,
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