I needed today...
I was texting a friend this morning telling her how happy I was to not have to go anywhere today. I'm a major homebody and also an outgoing introvert. I need my space to rejuvenate and fill my energy back up. I love being with people, but unlike extroverts who get their energy from being with people, I get mine from being in a quiet room, out in my garden, or just being home with no agenda... And today has been so awesome. I am getting things done that have been piling up on my "to do" list and doing it at my own pace.
One of the places I love being is in our yard. We moved 4 years ago to an acre of lang that I absolutely love. I am the lawn mower (by choice), I love weeding, digging up and moving plants, and getting dirt under my nails. The backyard garden is also really starting to bloom and the peonies are beginning to open up exposing their gorgeousness and incredible sent. And what better way to enjoy them, than in the garden AND house. So in a few came. And being such a beautiful flower, they deserved their own portrait. Thus, a portrait of a peony was born.
I hope your Monday and week have started well. And if not, stop and smell the peonies. =)