Kerry’s beautiful peony retrospective the other day, and her query about peonies in New Zealand, sent me scurrying into my own peony archives .
This is what I found: 6 posts with photos and/or references to peonies. My peonies were one of the first subjects to feature on my blog when I began Silkannthreades in 2012.
Back then I was looking for a way to see this ~
in the midst of a physical and mental environment like this ~
In my archives, I re-discovered that one of the first people to help me start my journey of blogging transformation was Cindy Knoke.
Since those early days in 2012, Cindy has liked and/or commented on almost every one of my approximately 360 published posts. Many of you are friends with Cindy, too, so you will know I am not the only one she supports and encourages and enjoys spending time with on WordPress. She is a phenomenal blogger and friend.
So this post I dedicate: to Cindy, for being a stalwart from the beginning; and to Kerry , for inspiring me to dig deep into memory roots, and reflect on her words: “nothing keeps the peonies from blooming again.” (You just can’t keep a good peony down. :D)
Some readers will know from Kerry’s latest post that her neighbourhood is feeling the anxiety and stress of having two escaped convicts in the area. Please keep Kerry and her community in your thoughts.