Happy first "official" day of summer! (Though for me, summer really begins with pool season.)

Today I have one sick child who needs tending, some thoughts turned toward our annual Midsummer Night fairy tea party, and work that needs getting done. But there is always a moment or two to spare outside, taking in the utter amazingness of summer. 

My peonies bloomed later than usual this year, and they have been absolutely beautiful -- I'm always taken by surprise by their beauty and fragrance. I'm so happy to see them!