You've got to enjoy peony season while it lasts. For a week or more, you've got the most beautiful, best smelling flowers that will make the whole house a kind of scented envelope, where you're the love letter and the recipient all at once. Add a good wind chime and it's a summer concert, and the ants that always come with the peonies just make it more of a picnic. So what if the peonies start to droop and lose their petals? Remember instead how they smelled when they were at their peak.
On another note, April is having a big day today--getting teeth pulled and having a performance review at work on the same day. Wish her luck!