The peonies are blooming now. This is how I mark my time. I do not use a “smart” phone but rely on Mother Nature. The late May calendar shows white and lavendar colored phlox, lilies of the valley, and deep purple, almost black columbine. Wild geraniums dot the pachysandra, and grandfather rhododendron (15′ high) arrived for their Memorial Day spectacular.
Foxglove, mugwort, irises, roses, and astilbe will join others to color my pages of June. Sometimes I can hardly wait. But then I catch myself to breathe in the beauty of the moment.