Let's start with the bad (and the ugly)
since I'd rather end with the good.
I came home from vacation to see that not only had I missed the blooming of all of my peonies,
but they had drooped and been rained on and were just totally done being flowers.
I knew that this would be the case since they were just blooming as I left a week ago.
Still, it's just a sad sight.
Look at that lily trying to help out by being all pretty.
I did search all through the bush, in the rain, to see if there were any pretty flowers left.
I was able to rescue 3 flowers and they are now in a vase in my house.
So, even the bad and the ugly had some good.
The other thing that I came home to was
a whole bunch of gorgeous, red strawberries on my strawberry plants!
It's hard to see, but there are lots of strawberries hiding in there.
I grabbed my medium sized mixing bowl to go out and pick...
I didn't want to be too optimistic and bring a bigger bowl,
but I should have!
I ended up filling the bowl up twice.
And there are still lots of strawberries on the plants in various stages of ripeness.
Seriously, so so good.