The chairs are ready for visitors. The fire pit prepared for the fire. Each pot and shelf and plant stand back in its place. Even the table waits expectantly for tea cups to appear. It is sight to behold, welcome to the eyes.
The begonias in the wrought iron scallops sit beside the blue house with the white trim. Ah, yes, our freshly painted blue house with the oh-so-white trim. And who else joins us, but
the peony rose with three opening buds by the sun dial. Our constant friend, the peony rose.