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TWiP: Rainy Days and Peonies

I had a birthday this week, and something I was worried about came to a happy resolution. Also, we have beautiful peonies to photograph and bring into the house to enjoy… I’m standing here on the threshold of a long holiday weekend, knowing that I have a lot to be grateful for. Truth be told, I nearly always feel this sense of gratitude, but I rarely put it into words. I thought maybe it was about time I did that.

Have a lovely weekend!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…



365 📷: 2017 140/365 – Game night tonight! And a little early birthday celebrating for me. I made fruit crisps with the last of the 2016 frozen Summer berries, and the dregs of the baking supplies left in the kitchen cabinet.



365 📷: 2017 141/365 – Oh, Lazy Sunday, how I love thee. I’ve got my crochet hook in hand, a project nearing completion, and a Doctor Blake Mystery ready to go.



365 📷: 2017 142/365 – It’s my birthday, and I’m trying out the gift Neil gave me. It’s a waterproof case for my camera! It’s a little silly to be using it now, but when the summer is here, I will be stalking my parents’ pool in search of the awesomest underwater shots I can get 🙂

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Quiet time 💟

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365 📱: 2017 143/365 – My favorite quilt is back on the bed. (It’s a beach quilt, so it has been sandy for the last week.)



365 📷: 2017 144/365 – It’s a plethora of peonies getting ready to pop. I am waiting for 3 to be ready at exactly the same time, so I can clip them and take them in to work to liven up my desk.



365 📱: 2017 145/365 – Another rainy day. At least the little droplets are pretty 🙂 [Taken at work.]



365 📷: 2017 146/365 – I’m exercising an incredible amount of self control by leaving this flower on the plant. It smells incredible, and I’d really love to put it on my windowsill. I’m hoping by leaving it there we’ll get more than two of them next year. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


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4 thoughts on “TWiP: Rainy Days and Peonies

  1. Happy Birthday! 🙂

    1. Thanks!

  2. Happy Birthday, Lisa!

    1. Thank you 😊

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