The peonies are coming from further and further away now. Soon, they'll be over: especially with this heat we have today and tomorrow.
The vase was Helen's, my sweet Mother-in-Law; it was a trophy of sorts awarded to her in High School sometime in the late 1920s. It doesn't say what the award was for.
Just a note to those who have been following the Protest against the Van Horn, Texas Frontier Days World Champion Donkey Roping event, I am thrilled to report the town has cancelled it. Wow. It worked.