Hours before the ninety degree heat hit, we managed to make it out to the peony fields to help a friend harvest the blooms. It was pretty fun standing in the midst of blooms as far as the eye could see.
Unfortunately many of the blooms were already wide open.
It is best to pick peonies when still in bud so that they last longer. If you pick them wide open and looking perfect, they won't last more than a few days.
The flower grower had many different varieties and colors, although they all looked similar from afar.
On a pretty late spring day, though, even the humble daisy looks beautiful.
Suffice it to say, Mr. and Mrs. Goat monitored our every move!
Great examples of rust patina