With the economy in a downward spiral our neighborhood has experienced a new wave of crime. Instead of breaking into homes and stealing electronics and such people have stealing porch furniture and planters things that are outside and easy to throw in the back of a truck and go. So far our street has not been directly hit...until today!
Today I came home from taking Caleb to school as I drove into the yard I noticed what was missing...my peony! Yes two years ago I planted peonies and have eagerly waited their first bloom and this year to my excitement I had a bud. I've watched it form and just couldn't wait for it to open, so you can imagine my disgust when I found it missing. First I thought Dan had cut it and given it away so I promptly called him at work only to find out he did not know it was missing. Upon a close investigation I found they not only took my bloom but the stand that held it up. Dan's advice was "just imagine the joy it is giving someone" well I can't I am on the lookout for the culprit and when I find him or her I will promptly poke him in the eye. Crime will not be tolerated on this street!
Fortunately I did have another bloom that broke off and I brought into the house, so if you see a flower that looks just like this give me a call so I can catch our peony thief this is an unforgivable crime!