I’ve been wanting to take husband’s Aunt to the peony gardens in Ann Arbor for years. It’s the kind of place I knew she’d enjoy. And I knew I’d enjoy sharing it with her too.
Each year it just didn’t happen. Stuff got in the way and I usually forgot until my own peony plants were in bloom, and by then down in Ann Arbor the show was past it’s prime or over completely. This weekend everything came together, and husband and I, along with husband’s aunt and uncle, drove down to see what we might find. It was kind of spur of the moment and I wasn’t sure if we had timed it right.
It was PERFECT!
Husband’s aunt is 94 and has been through quite a spell of ill health in the past couple of months. That made me realize that we don’t have infinite time with her, and reminded me of how much I wanted her to enjoy herself out in this beautiful pink and white garden. Pink is her color, so this trip was extra special.
Once we arrived we found a bench in the shade and let her sit there, while the rest of us went off to explore.
Here are some of my favorites.
Aunt V. said that everyone that walked by stopped and exclaimed over a dark red peony near her. It was breathtaking, and so unusual.
So much to see, such a beautiful place. You just can’t help but smile.
Even now, just thinking about it I’m smiling, and I’m sure Aunt V is smiling too!
So…if you live near Ann Arbor, and you haven’t been to the peony garden over by the UM hospital…go there now!