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TWiP: Birthday and Peony Season

This week in Pictures, Week 21, 2018

My birthday was rainy and yucky this year, but that’s ok, because the rain brought the peonies. Oh, I just love these big poofy explosions of pink! I have a hard time photographing anything else while they’re in bloom. As you will no doubt notice in this week’s TWiP (and probably next week’s if I’m being honest…)

It’s 88F degrees right now, and I’ve just come home from running errands. I’m sweating bullets over here. It’s too hot to be upstairs where my desk is, and it’s too hot to be anywhere else as long as there’s a computer on my lap. So, I’m going to stop yammering and get on with the pictures, so I can lay around drinking iced tea and fanning myself for the foreseeable future πŸ™‚

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 (the theme for 2018 is mornings: #myyearofmornings2018) and any other extra images I may have posted.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon EOS 80 D
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung Galaxy S7

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


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 19 – Breakfast and blogging in bed β˜•

Instagram πŸ“±: – I’ve got a little company coming over tonight, and even if I never get around to baking the dessert I promised them, at least I’ve got a colorful table for them to look at 😁

Instagram πŸ“±: – Rhunarb sundae a la #siftmagazine 😊


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 20 – Last night’s dishes. I really don’t mind cleaning up when everything is this colorful. (Little bowls from #target, mugs [#pdcmug] from me and #zazzle) 🌈

Instagram πŸ“±: – I’ve been letting my hair grow and lately I wear tiny barrettes, but I only have one pair (see my story). So, I’m making a few more pairs in colors I wear more often πŸ’šπŸ’™


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 21 – I had the opportunity to work from home for a little while this morning, and let me tell you, it was so hard to tear myself away from that beautiful cross breeze when it came time to leave for the climate controlled office!


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 22 – There is a talent to getting the icing just the right consistency so that it begins to drip down the sides but stops before it pools around the bottom of the cake. I do not possess this talent 🀣 [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: – I think they liked it 😁 [Taken at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: – For my birthday dinner, two out of three of them agreed to let me take a #selfiestickaerial photo of our table without complaining 😁 [Taken at the Stirling Hotel.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 23 – It’s almost time for the peonies to pop! #anticipation

Instagram πŸ“·: – I didn’t realize it was so close to popping open when I photographed it this morning, but there it was all big and beautiful when I got home from work!


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 24 – It’s a beautiful day for a window seat 🌞 [Taken at work.]


365 πŸ“±: #myyearofmornings May 25 – One of my kids took a morning shower and now the bathroom feels like a jungle. Ew. So, skipping my own shower. Plan B: coffee in bed and an episode of #exploreyourenthusiasm appropriately titled ‘Don’t Want to Work?’ (The struggle has been real, every afternoon this week!)

Instagram πŸ“±: – These are going on my desk 🏡🏡🏡

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 onΒ InstagramΒ β™₯

SAME WEEK PREVIOUS YEARS (2015, 2016, 2017)

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