On days like this, when the sun taunts us with a warm but faraway smile, I like to dust off my garden books and look at the pictures.
These (rephotographed and cropped) photos are by Richard W. Brown, from the book Tasha Tudor's Garden:
I love the striped, red parrot tulips.
I'm wishing I'd planted tulips in the Fall!
I've always thought peonies were underrated. Fortunately, there's a cemetery full of them just down the road from me.
Ahhh, peaches. But I won't wish the summer away by looking at them too long, or too longingly.