The gardening side of the trip involved digging a peony up. The mother-in-law, Shirley, had a peony that needed a new home. And what better place than our back yard for this peony? A sunny spot opened up where a very large hosta was. I had to move the hosta because of the tilt of the earth, or sun, or maybe it was because a neighbor cut down a rather large tree. The peony had a root ball about 2 feet across. It is a welcome addition to the garden, or will be if it stops raining enough for me to get out and plant it. We’re not having summer rains anymore. There is a chill in the air when it rains now. Do deer eat peonies?
The picture I took is on my way to the mother-in-law's house in Elmhurst. I’ve always wanted to get a shot of it. I love the front yard. When I grow up, I want a front yard just like this.