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TWiP: Flora, Fauna, and Baked Goods

This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2022

It’s been another week with my fancy camera close to hand. Ironically, I did not bring the camera with my to my mom’s house on Thursday night, thereby missing a prime opportunity to capture an image of a baby cardinal, and I’m kicking myself a bit for that. But what can you do? I’ve had plenty of camera fodder close to home lately, so I really can’t complain.

Oh, hey, here’s a fun fact: the first ever This Week in Pictures was posted this week eight years ago! 🎂

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples.

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S9).


My scrappy granny Highlander Blanket is coming along. I threw it in the back seat of the aforementioned Highlander this weekend to see if it’s wide enough yet to cover two people, and I think it could use a few more rows. Loving the colors, though! 💗🧶💙⭐
Those peonies I purchased from Trader Joe’s last week have refused to open on their own. This morning, I submerged them all head first in water to loosen them up, and then I kinda pried them open. That’s better than completely closed, I guess? Let’s see if they can go the rest of the way on their own.


Celebrated Father’s Day with family, including these guys ❤


Peony update: I’m convinced now that they will never open on their own. Every morning I’ve just pried them open a bit more. I think this is as open as they’re going to get. At least they are prettier now. But wow, have they ever been high maintenance, LOL!
Mama and baby deer chewing on a fallen branch in our back yard. She must have brought her adorable babies with her so that I’d be more forgiving about the fact that she decimated my daylilies. It might be working, dang it.


In some ways I think the lady cardinals are even prettier than their flashy male counterparts ❤️

Making Summer Berry Scones

In case you missed it on the blog earlier this week, I made scones and I shared the recipe 😋


Hello, pretty daisy


I just cannot concentrate today.

So I took a break from work to throw together some flour and yeast. And while this isn’t going to save the world from its many ills, at least I’ll have a nice loaf of bread to rip apart with my bare hands and devour like a carb-crazed animal in a few hours.

And that’s not nothing.

Rage baking update: The act of making this bread did indeed improve my mood a bit. And while I didn’t tear into it like an animal (quite the opposite: I cut it open and weighed a chunk out so I could accurately add it to my MyFitnessPal food diary 😆) it was a nice treat. And I’ll continue to enjoy it for lunch tomorrow and beyond.

Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see some of this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥

Same Week Previous Years (2014-2021)

This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2014 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2015 This Week in Pictures, Week 24, 2016 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2017 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2018 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2019 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2020 This Week in Pictures, Week 25, 2021


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