I was browsing my picture folder deleting photos that are not really that important. Then happened to see my last year Gladiolus bloom almost the same day as I took a picture of my Gladiolus this year.
The top photo...these Gladiolus is located close to the road at this time the flowers didn't open yet. But in this second photo this is the Gladiolus that is close to the house and it's blooming well. My peonies last year at this time were already blooming but this time it's still a bud. I guess this weekend or next week the buds will open and I am going to smell the heavenly scent of peonies.