Well, we’re finally home for the summer. We got all of our trips done back to back and I won’t have to pack a suitcase again until I go to France and Italy in the fall. It’s so good to be home, although I loved visiting family and then unplugging (quite literally) with our church’s pastors and their families at a private island on Rainy Lake in Canada. I’ll share more about that trip in another post, but I thought I would first share a nice surprise I found when I got home…
The hedge of peonies planted by the previous homeowners (five bushes in all), had blossomed. The bushes were dotted with fluffy pink flowers.
Knowing that peonies are short-lived, I helped myself to a few of them for a bouquet.
I even painted them for my oil still life series, but peonies have me beat for right now. The painting wasn’t terrible, but it didn’t turn out quite how I hoped. I have a lot more work to do on flowers!
Until then, I’ll just admire the real thing.