Of peonies and pecan praline

Peony bud ants

I didn’t know the ants got on the peonies when they are still tight, tight buds. Proof.

Pecan praline icecream pie

However, today’s most interesting serendipity is that we had a Burnsian lunch, including with John’s bro, and, this was super unplanned, we had dinner with my brother. In western Mississippi. Texting can facilitate last-minute planning…. The texting frenzy that made arranging for the later meal possible began around 4pm (local time), and we met up at 7pm. Of all things.

And this is the celebratory pecan praline ice cream dessert that five(!!) of us shared….