Wow! What a Difference A Day Makes!

So I went outside last night to check the status of my peonies and other plants, and this is what I found:

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And as I was driving into work today I was thinking that I want to get a really close photo of this, kind of like looking into a private place we’re not supposed to look at. So when I got home today I went out to my peony and this same bud is now a full flower!

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I think it’s so pretty! And it smells heavenly, yummy!  Here’s this one up close and personal:

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So I’ll have to study the next bud that partly opens. For now I saw a really cool bug on one. Yes, I need to work on getting closer to bugs. This photo is kind of blurry cause it is windy out. Hey I have to blame something, right? It has *nothing* to do with the fact that bugs make me a little nervous (insert rolling eyes here).

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I captured this bee hanging out on the dame’s rocket (yes Susan, near the poison ivy that I just found in my backyard that I’ll ask *someone* else to get rid of for me)! Again, I’ll work on getting up my nerve to get closer.

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P.S. I haven’t heard from Jim yet today. I know what it’s like to have to hang out at a hospital – it’s hard to call. Plus he was feeling guilty last night for talking to me about it. No worries Jim, none at all.