We headed out to the picking gardens for the first time today. Some good friends came and that made it even better. The peonies are just blooming, along with iris, columbine, lupine, tea roses, and several other varieties. I stuck with the peonies and lupines, since I love them so much. It was a bit of juggling trying to take pictures of the kids, pick flowers, make sure Klaas wasn't walking on anything he shouldn't, and that Hazel was practicing safe flower-cutting techniques. So a lot of the pictures ended up out of focus and not in the perfect setting. But that's just how life is. We had such a good time. I love our Palouse.