|Peony 'Eve Shaw'|
Home grown spring bouquet for TC.
Unenhanced photo from Shaw Island,
Anno thirty May two thousand and sixteen.
She got herself a Rec Vehicle and traveled. She took Clayton out of his armchair, away from his views of Wasp Passage, away from his recording weather devices. And when her pet died on a trip, she simply wrapped and froze the body aboard the R.V. and brought it home for proper burial on Shaw Island, the Valhalla of the San Juans.
She once told me proudly that her family fortune was derived from a chicken business in the South––big enough to supply KFC.
At heart she was a kind and good friend, a stingy pioneer, on whom the Great Goddess could look with envy."
Words by Leon Fonnesbeck, Shaw Island gardener, friend, and neighbor to the Shaws. April 1995.
No peony seeds for sale.