floral tribute

Peony, Susannah Blaxill

It's hard to believe this is a painting.

Peonies are my favourite flower, but since the season is so very fleeting, this is a nice reminder of their beauty. 

I used to buy flowers each and every week.
A little treat for myself. On a Sunday. Clean sheets and lilies by the bed.

But lately, we've been staying out late, walking home in lieu of a taxi and foraging for blooms on the way. They look a whole lot better.