The ants certainly feel passionate about the peonies. I learned a long time ago to admire the peonies from outdoors because no matter how well I think I’ve knocked off the ants, there will always be a dozen or so hiding within the petals. I prefer to keep the ants outdoors, so that is where the peonies will have to stay as well. That’s okay. They last longer out there.
Perhaps you’ve wondered what happens at the after party. I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what happens after a party by the pond (even if it is a mini version and not The Official Party By the Pond). Following our little impromptu picnic/party on Saturday, a number of rain storms moved through. In between the raindrops and my little cool off in the rain, I went out for a little walk, taking the camera along, to see how the water might have prettied up everything. (That’s an unofficial photography term: prettied up.)
The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Numbers. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, and decided to wait until inspiration arrived. Or didn’t arrive. It’s okay if I miss a photo challenge since it isn’t part of any of my ongoing commitments.
Pulchritude has to be one of the oddest words for beauty I have ever seen or heard. There are so many other words that I think say it better, and I often wonder if anyone ever uses the word pulchritude and if so, what would be the occasion for using it? It’s all a matter of perception, I suppose. There are some out there who probably adore the word pulchritude. Beauty is, they say, in the eye of the beholder.