It's been raining for days and the budding peonies are all so heavy with water that they are leaning to the ground. Last evening I picked one nearly ready to open, brought it inside and put it in the studio where the light was darkening. Did you know that flowers sleep at night? Just like us, they rest in the cool darkness and recover the energy spent photosynthesizing all day.
This morning it was waiting for me, fully open, reflecting the soft light in every exquisite petal.
There are lots of pretty little surprises around here.
Places that catch the light (and the dust).
Bits that I've collected. Or made. Scenes that make me stop and think about how long I've been at this.
In fact, my next post here will be my 1000th!
And that's something to celebrate with all of you, my friends!
Have a lovely holiday weekend and I hope to see you back here next week. xoC