Some of you have wondered what I've been up to since I haven't done a post in four days ... how unlike me! Well, first of all it's a holiday weekend and Peter and I vowed to take a break and enjoy it, and we have. I bought lots of peonies to brighten things up and they're blooming all over the house. Naturally I couldn't leave them alone, I've photographed them nearly every day. I love the way they unfold and spread their petals, as if embracing the world and not being able to get enough of it. And sometimes their petals look like layers upon layers of satin petticoats. I so enjoyed the textures I was seeing I thought I'd see what they looked like in black and white. I've enjoyed doing this and would love to know which of these you like. Leave a comment and let me know.