Just sitting around waiting for the flowers to bloom . . .
FACT: The eye buds are set in the late summer into fall for the upcoming year.
Having said that, and this information was found on the internet so it must be true:
Ants like the sweet peony secretions and as they walk about and eat away at the waxy coating it loosens the the very tight cabbage-like blossom holders. I don't think it's required by the peony for ants to be present, but I do notice that my peonies with the most ants bloom all at once and the blooms are fully opened, gorgeous and fragrant, whereas the peonies in a different area that gets regular bug treatments and thus no ants, bloom a lot more sporadically.
This little guy thinks he found a new friend . . . that’s our rear view mirror on the motorhome. There’s quite a bit of glare in the photo but not a bad shot through the windshield.
So what do you think his thoughts are here?
The following shots are just random photos taken around our site.
Here’s a couple of shots taken around the park. The white fluff on the water is not snow. We have a few poplar trees around.
Some of you may not recognize the subject in this very rare shot.