It has been a hot dry week and this weekend was no exception. The flowers are blooming quicker but with the heat they are fading faster too. My Japanese Tree Peony was beautiful but the blooms lasted only a few days. Much too quickly to enjoy them. I have been taking pictures of each bloom as soon as I see them in case they perish. Our grass is brown and crispy like the middle of July. I like the heat after the long winter but we could really need a good rain now. How about you? Are you noticing this as well? My mosiac is John Paul II clematis, a pale pink, a white bearded Iris, pink and white Filipendula or Queen-of-the-Prairie, and a white Clematis "Guernsey Cream". The middle is the Japanese Tree Peony. Have a great week.