All good peonies must come to an end. Peony week lasted a whole eight days until the rain came. And what rain it was! We had a bit of rain a few days ago, but the peonies held on; it took some serious thunderstorms to shake the flowers down. The weather came in last night, with gorgeous rolls of burbling thunder, and flashes that lit up the core of your sleepy head, hammered on by cracks of more thunder. Another thunderstorm stomped by this afternoon, pouring more rain, but the damage was already done to the peonies.
The peonies are done.