Neighbours can qualify as good in several ways:
- by looking after the house while we’re away
- by taking me out to photograph birds
- by planting fussy flowers for me to enjoy without the associated work
For me, peonies fall into the fussy-flower category, so I’m grateful someone else has the patience to nurture them. Like the magnolia blooms that survive the squirrels, they’re lovely at every life stage and from every angle.