Peonies are gone

The peonies are gone this year but man did they ever make a splash! Shouting we’re here and fading  just as quickly as the month in which they arrived. Yes, May is gone too. I’m left with nothing but a calendar page to turn this evening before June arrives. May just slipped in at full throttle and blew through West Georgia like greased lightning. Gone with the peonies.

They should be glad they don’t last into June because the dadburn Japanese beetles would just devour those gentle blooms in a heartbeat. If we could only train those demons to eat oil slicks they might be useful for something. Some idiot is probably working on it. They’ll turn loose a genetically altered Japanese beetle one day and zap, your local  gas station will crumble. Having found the local station a much more refined taste plus more convenient than an ole salty oil slick out in the Gulf why travel the extra miles for a meal.

It kinda reminds me of the useless beetle bags people hang out on their properties trying to protect their landscapes from the ravages of those little devils. If you’re going to use them hang on the far corners of your property and not by your prize rose.                                                                             

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About jingeorgia

Searching high and low no matter where i go it always seems the same: shades of grey. Or, was that gray?
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8 Responses to Peonies are gone

  1. Rambling says:

    I\’m crazy about peonies! Ants and all. As for those cursed beetles..I wish there was a way to rid us of them forever and a day! Are those zinnias? Or windflowers? or neither?

  2. ROCKET says:

    Great post, J, and that last shot is nothing short of glorious. Your mention of the beetle bags reminds me of the gypsy moth traps the US Forest Service is hanging all over the place around here. They\’re not meant to control the moths, just predict how large the infestation is so they can decide how many aerial spraying sorties to send up this summer. If the beetles got tired of eating BP stations maybe they could be taught that gypsy moths taste like chicken. Then, when the beetles get fattened up on gasoline and moths, we could start a new version of sporting clays…….giant flaming beetles. PULL!

  3. Beth says:

    The peonies were gorgeous. Lovely colors.

  4. ··¤ SETH says:

    Cool, misty mornings with sun in the afternoon (but not much) followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. Add to that … lots and lots of rain. That pretty much sums up the month of May around these parts. I welcome June! Very nice snap shots!

  5. ··¤ SETH says:

    The environmental disaster in the Gulf is horrific and this is all so very sad for the southern areas along the coast. Louisiana and Mississippi are areas like no other in the US as far as some of the wildlife and seafood, in my opinion of course. This oil spill is reducing the amount of oil supply available. This is going to increase the price of oil and our dependency on fossil fuels. The entire point of offshore drilling is to increase the supply of oil. This disaster is having the exact opposite outcomes of the projects intentions. The most drastic and horrendous outcome is the damage to our environment and lifestyle.We need to remember that the clean-up of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska is still ongoing 21 years after the spill occurred. How can they predict that we can clean up BP\’s Gulf oil spill over one winter. Even if the leak were stopped this week, the oil already in the Gulf may continue to wash ashore over many years. Uuugh! How about that government employ some of the masses of unemployed to get down there and clean up the mess? You could have 10\’s of thousands of people employed for weeks doing something constructive and ultimately the bill goes to BP. :o)OK…. I now return this space back over to it\’s owner!

  6. john says:

    like so many things … a short lived beauty…. that will returncool pic\’s

  7. J says:

    j2Ramblin, These are a few of the many varieties of peony.

  8. Lisa ♥ says:

    gorgeous gorgeous I love them J. How very beautiful. Mine are just starting here. I sure in other places they are blooming. Have a gorgeous day

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