Summer is here! How do I know? My spring garden is devastated
and the summer flowers are not fully developed, as usual. So in
part the garden does not look good at all, except for the
peonies, which I covered up with a sun umbrella so the heavy
rains could not
destroy them. The peonies are called Pentecost
Roses in Germany because that is when they usually are in bloom
there, but not here. My variety is particularly delicate as a
hybrid. I have a red and white one with a huge inner yellow
centre (See a white one in the picture). The front page is
adorned with my neighbour’s red variety. Usually we are showing
the other neighbours pink one, which is magnificent, but we are
aiming for variety.
May was, as you might have guessed by now, taken up with a lot
of gardening and celebrating life individually. Having meals in
the garden is a great pleasure and spurs me on to invent ever
new and garden-worthy delicious dishes.
The best of all husbands and I had a 50th wedding
anniversary and of course, commemorated the event, but quietly.
Visiting some of our clients is always a delightful event,
especially when food is involved.
We also had a visit, as a member of the ethnic media group with
Andrea Horvath, which was quite interesting.
A visit to High Park was somewhat disappointing since the
cherries, like my fruit tree, also did not bloom this year.
Thus it was an intensely “private” month. There is of course
more to come during the summer. Especially the picnics that are
breaking up the hopefully warm, if not hot, coming month.
Which leads me to my garden again, where I grow flowers to
commemorate my mother and my father, all of which still have to
come up properly.
In the meantime, speaking of fathers, we do wish all fathers a
wonderful special day and perhaps a new BBQ (?), and definitely
not another tie!
One more thing: Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to our
German Consul General this week, after his tour of duty is over.
We much enjoyed working with him - hope to do same with his
successor - and wish him and his family well for the future!
Until next time!
Sybille Forster Rentmeister